Castillo, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo is a Professional Feature Writer/Creative Writer/Journalist/Travel Writer/Published International Poet and Author/ Editor/Proofreader/Speaker. She was born on August 19, 1973 in Manila, Philippines.

Elizabeth is a multi-awarded and widely-published contemporary writer/poet/artist and the author of “Seasons of Emotions” (UK), published last 2013 and “Inner Reflections of the Muse” (USA), published in 2014. Her international recognitions include 2nd Place for “Poet of the Year, 2013” in an international poetry contest of Destiny to Write Publications in the UK with her first international poetry book, “Seasons of Emotions” garnering 2nd Place for “Book of the Year, 2013”. Winning Strategies Magazine, USA also awarded her as the “Over-all Winner in the Winning Strategies International Winners Award” for her positive influence in her community and around the world last 2013. She also has been awarded as an “Inspirational Poet” at the PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry Celebration and Historical Forum held at the National Museum of the Philippines last 2013 and awarded as a “Faith-Centered Poet” in Destiny Poet, UK (International Community of Poets) for her Highly Commended Poems.

Elizabeth’s first break in writing was when she became a News Correspondent for a local community newspaper in Antipolo City, “Antipolo STAR” last 2005 and later on became a Feature Writer for the former Meralco Management Leadership Development Center’s (MMLDC) now, First Pacific Leadership Academy (FLPA) corporate magazine, “Highlights.”

Her articles and poems have appeared in international online magazines and literary magazines. She has co-authored more than 70 international poetry anthologies in the USA, UK, Canada, Romania, Africa and India. This includes “Live Life: A Daydreamer’s Journal”, a world record holder for the most number of artists contributing to an anthology, a global charity anthology for the benefit of the American Cancer Society released 2012. Elizabeth’s works were featured in the book along side with other award-winning authors. She is also a contributor to the World Poetry Yearbook of The International Poetry Translation and Research Center, with copies of the book presented to the UN Library, UNESCO, Nobel Prize Committee. Elizabeth also writes short fiction with some of her works already featured in international anthologies and international literary magazines and is currently working on a novel for her third book. She also writes book reviews for her fellow authors and has also several book recommendations from poetry books to novels.

The international anthologies she was involved in mostly centered on global peace and world environment advocacy as well as themes related to issues involving women and children and cancer awareness.

She is one of the Contributing Authors to Prof. Ada Aharoni’s two international peace anthologies: “Anti-War: IFLAC Anthology” and “Anti-War and Peace: IFLAC Anthology”.  The two epic books are projects of the International Forum on the Literature and Culture of Peace promoting peace and harmony among nations.

Elizabeth’s short fiction, “Ambush Conversation with God”, inspired by Neale Donald Walsch’s “Conversations with God” was first published in her second book, “Inner Reflections of the Muse” and the international charitable anthology, “Angels Cried” and was later published in “In God’s Image”, Journal of Asian Women’s Resource Center for Culture and Theology and the first journal in Asia in its December 2017 Issue.

In 2016, her compositions, “The Phantom’s Shadow” and “The Bohemian” were featured in “Prosopisia”, An International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, a joint venture of A.R.A.W.L.ii (Academy of raite*s and The World Literati) Volume IX.

Two of Elizabeth’s compositions were also published in the Eastern World Newspaper based in Uzbekistan last 2016.

“Kiew: An Anthology of Tree Poems”, an international anthology also featured Elizabeth’s composition, “Take Me Back to Genesis” in 2017. The book was for the Asia-Pacific Eco-Poetree Festival in cooperation with the Pangasinan Historical and Cultural Commission, International Visitor Leadership Program, and Women in Development Program and featured works of international poets and writers across the globe.

Her writing influences include Rumi, Paolo Coelho, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, among others. Elizabeth attributes her writing style with that of James Joyce’s “stream of consciousness”, with the characters in her poetry and stories moving her constant readers. Elizabeth will also be one of those featured in an upcoming international book, “Infinite Conversations: A Series of Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers” to be published by Authors Press, India, a special compilation of interviews with contemporary female writers across the globe. Some of her poems were already translated in different languages: Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Tamil, Japanese, and Korean. Elizabeth also became one of the members of jury in the international essay competition, “Write for the Earth- Write with the Earth” in observance of World Earth Day last April 2016 and World Environment Day June 2016, organized by Compassion Activism Charity based in Belgium and also one of the judges of the GHANA Writers Awards 2017.

Her favorite authors also include Stephen King, Mitch Albom, John Grisham, Jodie Picult, and Anne Rice. e.e cummings, Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman among others are Elizabeth’s favorite poets.

She was appointed as Cultural Ambassador to the Philippines for Inner Child Press International to help in the promotion of cultural diversity through literature and the arts. Elizabeth’s works were also featured in ASEI Arts’ First Annual Visionary Eco-Fiction, “Anthology House” for the benefit of the hurricane relief operations of Habitat for Humanity especially the Hammers Back Initiative. The international charitable anthology was participated in by writers coming from 5 continents across the globe.

This 2018, Elizabeth has been nominated for the prestigious “Award Cultural Festival International Tra Le Parole e l’Infinito 19th Edizione Premio Internationale de Narativa” for her short fiction, “Life on a Contract.” The award-giving body is based in Italy and nominees/participants come from different countries with their works in Italian and English language.

Elizabeth is a member of the American Authors Association (AAA), Asia Pacific Writers & Translators (APWT), PEN International, World Association of Authors and Researchers (WAOAR). She is also a Contributing Editor/Columnist in Inner Child Magazine, USA: “All About the Love”, and an Advisory Board Member of Reflection Magazine, an international literary magazine.

List of Works

  1. “The Year of the Poet” poetry magazine (contributor) published by Inner Child Press International, June 1, 2017 http://www.innerchildpress.com/the-year-of-the-poet.php
  2. “Selfhood:Varieties of Experience”, (contributor), published by Transcendent Zero Press, October  31, 2016 https://www.createspace.com/6621035
  3. “Prosopisia”, An International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, Vol IX, No. 1, 2016 (contributor)
  4. “World Healing, World Peace Anthology”, (contributor) published by Inner Child Press International,  March 25, 2016 http://www.amazon.com/World-Healing-Peace-2016/dp/069267845X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459552566&sr=1-1&keywords=World+Healing+~+World+Peace+2016
  5. “World Poetry Yearbook 2015”, (English Edition) (contributor), published by The International Poetry Translation and Research Centre
  6. “The Phenomenal Woman Anthology: Collection of Poems in Honour of Dr. Maya Angelou”, (contributor)  published by  Hinovelty , May 24, 2015 https://www.amazon.com/Phenomenal-Woman-Poetry-Anthology-Collection/dp/1503012417
  7. “Inner Reflections of the Muse” by Elizabeth E. Castillo, published by Inner Child Press International, March 25, 2014 https://www.amazon.com/Inner-Reflections-Elizabeth-Esguerra-Castillo/dp/0615996124
  8. “Twist of Fate”anthology , (contributor) published by  Navigator Books, July 4, 2013 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989002683/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0989002683&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
  9. “Seasons of Emotions”, by Elizabeth E. Castillo, published by Destiny to Write Publications (UK), January 2013
  10. “Live Life: The Daydreamer’s Journal” by Sir Ricky McGentleman and Authors Worldwide, (contributor) published by NinjaKnight Productions and Publishing, April 24, 2012 https://www.amazon.com/Live-Life-Sir-Ricky-McGentleman/dp/0615605907

There are other more than 60 international anthologies that she co-authored in the USA, Canada, UK, India, Romania, and Africa, as well as online and print publications (short stories, poetry, articles, and essays).

Dimzon, Alain Russ

Alain Russ Dimzon was the first fellow for Hiligaynon Poetry of the UP National Writers Workshop. As a poet, fictionist, lyricist and songwriter, his works in Hiligaynon, Filipino and English have appeared in Home Life, National Midweek, Philippine Panorama, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphic, The Sunday Times, Ani, Patubas, Mantala, In Time Passing There Are Things, Native Words Native Roots, CCP Literary Yearbook, The Best of Likhaan, San Ag, Philippine Studies, Tulaan Sa Tren, Under the Storm, Sansiglong Mahigit na Makabagong Tula sa Pilipinas,  PEN Journal, Sa Atong Dila, Alpha Records and RAWA Records. His awards come from Hiligaynon Magasin, Home Life, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Komisyon Sa Wikang Filipino, Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute, Department of Tourism, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ilonggo Music Festival and the Asian Composers League.

He has authored and co-authored scientific and policy papers which passed the screening, were  invited, presented or published by the University of Florida, American Academy  of Sciences, Widener University of Pennsylvania, Amsterdam and Berlin Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and the International Society on Equity on Health-Canada. Recently, he received the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas from UMPIL.

WORKS

  1. REPENTANCES & REHABILITATIONS

Earliest Published Poems
(c) 2016, Kasingkasing Press, Guimaras, Philippines

2. WALO KAG DOSE NA

Contemporary Hiligaynon Songs in the Folk Style Tradition
(c) 2015, Kasingkasing Press, Guimaras, Philippines

3. ANG MANUNULAT KAG PENDULUM

Hiligayon Poems with English Translation & Notes on the Author’s Philological Theory
(c) 2008, University of San Agustin Publishing House

Daposala, Ton

Mark Anthony “Ton” Daposala was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He writes poetry in Binisaya. He has received fellowships from the 27th Cornelio Faigao Writers USC Cebuano Studies Center, the 18th Iligan National Writers Workshop, and the 57th National Writers Workshop. He has served as a panelist at the 1st CDO Writers Workshop. He has been anthologized in Brown Child: The Best of Faigao Poetry & Fiction 1984-2012, and The Best of Dagmay 2. His poems have been published in Manila Bulletin’s Bisaya MagasinSunStar Superbalita, SunStar Cebu and Davao. His works have also been published online such as Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, Dagmay Literary Journal,and Carayan Journal. Ton is active in the local literary community of CDO where he is one of the senior writers in the Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC). He was also one of the awardees in the Lambago Awards in 2016 and 2018 for his outstanding contribution for the flourishing of arts and culture in Cagayan de Oro City. He is currently a faculty member of the English and Humanities Department of Capitol University.

List of Works

Book

  • Basâ-basa (poetry collection) Cagayan de Oro, Philippines: Xavier University Press.

Print and Online Publications

  • “Habol” (Poetry/Balak) Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, March 01, 2017.
  • “Triptych: Kinapyotay” (Poetry/Balak) Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, November 30, 2016.
  • “Terra Nova” (Poetry/Balak) Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, November 11, 2016.
  • “Downtown Trip” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, June 2016
  • “Koi no Yokan” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, June 2016
  • “Suite” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 27 May 2015
  • “Alba” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 04 March 2015
  • “Sa Dihang Kita Nagpungko sa Tagsok nga Ispidno” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 26 November 2014
  • “Pasiuna sa Pagkatagak” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 24 September 2014
  • “Berano” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 22 May 2013

 

68th Palanca Awards issues last call for entries

Calling all writers and aspiring Palanca awardees! With the deadline of submission set on 31 May 2018 until 6pm ONLY, participants are highly encouraged to send in their entries now.

Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your entries to the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. As a reminder, you may submit only one entry per category. This year’s Palanca Awards is accepting entries for 20 categories:

·         English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;

·         Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula;

·         Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano;

·         Kabataan Division – Kabataan Essay and Kabataan Sanaysay

o   Kabataan Essay: “How will you encourage the Filipino youth to read more books?”

o   Kabataan Sanaysay: “Paano mo hihikayatin ang mga kabataang Pilipino na magbasa pa ng mga aklat?”

Entries may be submitted directly or by mail or courier to the Palanca Foundation office at Ground Floor, Greenbelt Excelsior Bldg., 105 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Winners will be honored in a special ceremony later this year.

For more information, visit the website www.palancaawards.com.ph or contact cpmawards@gmail.com / (632) 843-8277. Look for Ms. Leslie Layoso.

Sarigumba, Che

Bata pa lamang ay kinahiligan na ni Che Sarigumba ang pagbabasa at nangarap na isang araw, makikita niya ang kanyang pangalan sa libro.

Sa edad na twenty-three ay nagkaroon siya ng pagkakataong sumali sa story writing contest ng National Book Development Board at nanalo ng first prize ang kanyang novel entry na “Puso pa rin ang Nagpasiya”.

Isa siyang aktibong miyembro ng grupo ng mga manunulat na itinatag ni National Artist F. Sionil Jose—ang Philippine Center of the International Pen (Poets and Playwrights, Essayist, Novelist).

Nahumaling din siya sa mga tula at pinalad na makapasok sa Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo noong 2010. Isa rin siya sa napiling fellow sa 2018 UP National Writer’s Workshop for mid-career authors.
Naiimbitahan din siyang magturo sa mga unibersidad upang maibahagi ang kanyang kaalaman sa pagsulat at pamamahayag.

Anim na taon na siyang Travel and Lifestyle editor ng Pilipino Mirror at literary reviewer in Filipino sa Philippines Graphic magazine.

Isa sa kanyang mga isinulat na nobela ay ang Puso pa rin ang Nagpasiya na inilimbag ng Vibal Publishing ng taong 2017.

Dacanay, Alvin

Alvin I. Dacanay (b. 1974) is a short story writer, playwright, and editor. He finished his Mass Communication degree at Saint Joseph’s College of Quezon City in 1998 and later studied creative writing at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Dacanay was a fellow at the Silliman University National Writers Workshop in 2001 and the UP National Writers Workshop in 2003. He is a longtime number of The Writer’s Bloc Inc., a Manila-based group of emerging and established playwrights that is one of the organizers of the celebrated annual theater festival Virgin Labfest.

His short stories have appeared in the defunct Philippines Free Press, Philippines Graphic, Homelife,and The Sunday Times Magazine. His non-literary works—features, profiles, reviews—have appeared in The Philippine Post, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Philippines Graphic, Philippine Chronicle, Homestyle, and Rogue.

One of Dacanay’s plays, “First Snow of November”, an adaptation of Bienvenido N. Santos’ short story “The Day the Dancers Came”, won first prize in the One-act Play category at the 2005 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. It was staged at the 2nd Virgin Labfest at the Cultural Center of the Philippines the following year and published in Stage Presence: The Philippine PEN Anthology of Dramain 2008.

Another play, “Eyeball”, was mounted by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) in 2000 and later included in the National Book Award-nominated 10 X 10 X 10: Sampung Tigsasampung Minutong Dula ng Sampung Mandudulain 2004.

Dacanay was the opinion and tourism & entertainment editor of Business Mirror and entertainment and lifestyle editor of The Market Monitor. He currently works as assistant business editor of The Manila Timesand literary editor of The Sunday Times Magazine.

List of Works

“Casaroro Falls”. Short story. Published in the Philippines Graphicin April 2013.

“Midnight Sale”. Short story. Published in the Philippines Graphic in July 2006.

“The Cuts on Her Wrist”. Flash fiction. Published in Homelifein March 2006.

“First Snow of November”. Play. Staged in July 2006. Published in Stage Presence: The Philippine PEN Anthology of Dramain 2008.

“Eyeball”. Short story. Published in The Sunday Times Magazine in April 2003.

“Lester’s Brother”. Short story. Published in the Philippines Fress Pressin April 2001.

“Eyeball”. Play. Staged in March 2000. Published in 10 X 10 X 10: Sampung Tigsasampung Minutong Dula ng Sampung Mandudula in 2004.

Casaje, Lito

Apart from being a multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Carlito (Lito) Casaje is also a licensed optometrist, professor, journalist, theatre and independent film actor, director, producer and cancer survivor. Lito earned his Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

He co-founded Dramatis Personae, a theatre-events-multi-media company with multi-award-winning playwright and Harvard trained economist-banker Bienvenido M. Noriega, Jr. in 1989, and up to this very day, Lito remains as DP’s president and artistic director, planning and plotting the direction and seasons of this alternative production company.

He likewise serves as faculty of the Literature Department of the De La Salle University in Manila. Lito is a recipient of awards, citations and grants from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila Critics Circle, Catholic Mass Media Award, Film Academy of the Philippines and from the University of Exeter Student Drama Playwrights’ Festival.

He has attended in London an advanced theatre directing workshop under the auspices of the British Council Philippines. He was also a recipient of a cultural grant to Berlin awarded by the Goethe-Institut Manila, in Stockholm to the Strindberg in Stockholm Festival awarded by the Swedish Institute, and in Oslo to the Ibsen International Stage Festival awarded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila and Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lito’s anthology of award-winning plays, ‘Mga Premyadong Dula’ (Prize-winning Plays), published by the De La Salle University Press, won the Manila Critics Circle’s 2006 National Book Award for Drama.

His 2009 independent feature film, ‘Dolores,’ was in the Official Selection to the Digital Lokal section of the 11th CineManila International Film Festival, as well as in the 2010 Culture Unplugged Online International Film Festival.

His recent awards include winning two 3rd prizes for his full-length plays, “Shooting the Boys” and “Chiaroscuro” in the 2010 and 2016 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. He continues to serve as board member to the Philippine Center for International P.E.N. (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists), an organization of creative writers in which its main network is based in London, UK.

He is also one of the twelve fellows who participated in this year’s University of the Philippines mid-career 57th National Writers Workshop which was recently held in Baguio City.

WORKS

“Bro (2018)”, a one act play presented by the DLSU’s Culture and Arts Office and DLSU’s Harlequin Theatre Guild, April 2018, William Shaw Theatre

“Mishima (2017)”, a full-length play presented by Dramatis Personae and the FEU President’s Committee on Culture, November 2017, FEU Studio Theatre

“Trillianes in my Mind”, “To a Chemo Drug named Rituximab”, “Tsunami Blues”, “Damascus Reimagined (2017)”, poems published in the 2017 Anthology of the Best Literature from 40 Countries, volume 2, Publishing Committee for the World Best Literature, PEN Korean Center, Seoul, Korea, 10 September 2017

“Chiaroscuro (2016)”, a Palanca award-winning play presented in CCP’s  2011 Virgin Labfest, May 2011, CCP Black Box Theatre

“Blood and Blue (2014)”, poem published by the Philippine PEN Journal volume 1, “Healing”, edited by Herminio S. Beltran, Jr., Manila, 2014

Directed Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit (2014)”, presented by the Embassy of France and Dramatis Personae, September 2014, Rajah Sulayman Theatre, Intramuros, Manila

“Tsunami Blues (2011)”, a poem published in “Under the Storm”, an anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry, .mov, edited by Khavn de la Cruz and Joel Toledo, Manila, 2011

“Shooting the Boys (2010)”, a Palanca award-winning play premiered at the ITI-UNESCO International Theatre Festival, May 2006, CCP Black Box Theatre.

“Shooting the Boys”, published in the 2009 UP Diliman Review, volume 56, numbers 1-4, Anniversary Edition 1, edited by Priscelina Patajo-Legasto, Quezon City, 2009

Directed Ingrid Lausund’s “Slipped Disc (2008)”, presented by the Goethe-Institut Internationes Manila and Dramatis Personae, September 2008, Goethe -Institut, Makati City

Peña, Romeo

Si Romeo Palustre Peña o Rom Peña ay makata, nobelista, kuwentista at mananaliksik na tubong Bondoc Peninsula (Catanauan) sa Lalawigan ng Quezon. Nagtapos siya ng MAF Malikhaing Pagsulat sa UP Diliman at AB Filipinolohiya sa PUP. Napiling fellow sa UST National Writers Workshop (2008), UP-DFPP Palihang Rogelio Sicat (2009), Iligan Writers Workshop (2010) at Iyas Writing Workshop (2011). Naparangalan ang mga akda niya sa mga timpalak pampanitikan sa Pilipinas at Japan. Nailathala rin ang kaniyang mga akda sa mga antolohiya ng tula, kuwento at sanaysay sa loob at labas ng bansa. Ang nobela niyang Isang One Dalawang Zero ay inilathala ng Visprint taong 2018. Tinatapos niya ang PhD Philippine Studies Major sa Panitikan sa UP Diliman at kasalukuyan siyang nagtuturo ng panitikan, malikhaing pagsulat, araling kultural at pananaliksik sa PUP habang pinamumunuan ang PUP Center for Social History na isa sa mga research center ng unibersidad. Nagtungo siya sa Kagoshima University sa Japan para sa Special Study on Japanese Language and Culture noong 2016.

MGA AKDA

Isang One Dalawang Zero (Nobela). Pasay City: Visprint, Inc. 2018.

The Culture in Filipino Novels in the Early 21st Century in the Philippines (Essay). In M. Salmawy (Ed.), Lotus: Journal of Writers Union of Africa Asia and Latin America. Cairo, Egypt: Writers Union of Africa Asia and Latin America. 2017.

The Grandson of the Bayawak (Short Story). In M. Salmawy (Ed.), Lotus: Journal of Writers Union of Africa Asia and Latin America. Cairo, Egypt: Writers Union of Africa Asia and Latin America. 2016.

Mulang Bondoc Peninsula Patungong Maynila, Mulang Maynila Pabalik ng Bondoc Peninsula at Iba Pang mga Tula (Mga Tula). In Sagupa: Antolohiya ng mga Tula. Maynila: PUP Press. 2016.

Espongha (Kuwento). In R. Tolentino & R. Rodriguez (Eds.), Like/Unlike: Kwentong Facebook Status at Politika ng Agam-agam. Mandaluyong City: Flipside Publishing. 2014.

Villanelle sa Hita (Tula). Liwayway Magazine, 2010, Oktubre 18. p. 2.

Isem (Tula). Liwayway Magazine, 2010, Setyembre 27.  p. 2.

Laging May Anyaya ang Dilim (Tula). Liwayway Magazine, 2010, Setyembre 6.  p. 2.

Villafuerte, Patrocinio

Kilalang makata, mananaysay , manunulat at editor,  ang mga tula ni Professor Patrocinio Villasan Villafuerte, na mas kilala sa pangalang Pat V. Villafuerte ay patuloy na ginagamit bilang mga piyesang pang-isahan at pansabayang bigkas tuwing sumasapit ang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika.

Retiradong Full Professor 3 at dating Puno, Kagawaran ng Filipino ng Philippine Normal University, ang manunulat na propesor ay  43 taong nakapagturo sa antas elementarya, sekondarya, tersyarya at gradwado .  Siya’y nagtapos ng BSEE (1969)  at Graduate Certificate sa Linggwistikang Filipino bilang iskolar ng DECS – PNC  sa  Philippine Normal College (1977) at Master sa Sining sa Panitikang Filipino sa Manuel  L. Quezon University (2004) bilang PDIP grantee.

Isinilang sa Tondo, Manila, siya  ay produkto ng mga publikong paaralan: Lakan-Dula Elementary School (1961), Torres High School (1965) at Philippine Normal College (1969 at 1977). Nakapagturo siya sa T. Paez Elementary School, Arsenio H. Lacson Elementary School, PNU Center for Teaching and Learning,  Asia Pacific College,  Letran College, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Adventist University of the Philippines at University of Makati.

Siya ay tumanggap ng  mga sumusunod na pambansang gawad:  Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Gawad Surian Gantimpalang Collantes , Gawad Komisyon Gantimpalang Collantes, dalawang Presidential Awards sa Malacañang Palace, dalawang Teacher of the Year Awards, Ninoy Aquino Foundation, Komiks Brotherhood Incorporated, PNU Alumni Association, Philippine Experimental Research Society,  Mutya Publishing Incorporated, Genoveva Edroza Matute Professorial Chair sa Filipino, at iba pa.

Tumanggap siya ng Outstanding Manilan Award 2017 ng Lungosd ng Maynila at ginawaran ng titulong  “Ama ng Sabayang Bigkasan” ng Camarines Sur noong 2018.

Naging editor ng pahayagang pampaaralan sa hayskul, nakilala siyang manunulat sa  komiks, Liwayway, Pilipino Express, The Modern Teacher, Philippine School Life, Philippine Journal of Education, Kalaro, RAPporteur, RAP Magazine,  Umalahokan, PNU Horizon, Vibal Gazette, PNU The Torch, MLQU Graduate Journal, at iba pa.  Nakasulat siya ng 180 libro bilang awtor at co-awtor ng mga aklat sa Filipino  sa lahat ng antas.

Naging aktibong board ng  Sanggunian sa Filipino (SANGFIL), Pambansang Samahan sa Linggwistika at Literaturang Filipino (PSLLF),  Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP).  Naging pangulo ng  Pambansang Samahan ng mga Propesor sa Filipino (KAPFIL) at Pambansang Samahan ng mga Edukador sa Pilipinas (SEDPIL).

Kasalukuyan siyang  tagapayo at consultant ng  (1) Chain Rinivarts Educational Training Center (CRETC) ng Tarlac City at Cabanatuan City, (2)  Trends and Techniques Training and Resource Center ng San Pablo City at  (3) Aliswag Review Center ng Manila.

Dahil sa kaniyang natatanging kontribusyon sa pagtuturo ng wika, linggwistika, kultura at literatura, ipinangalan sa kaniya ang GAWAD PAT ng  Institute of Continuing Professional Growth anD Development Company ng  Camarines Sur at Gawad PVV ng  Trends and Techniques  Training and Resource Center ng San Pablo City.

Kasalukyang wrayter / editor ng Batingaw 3, 4 at 5 at Unlad-Yaman 9 at 10 ng Gintong Aral Publishing House.  Siya’y lektyurer sa mga dibisyon, rehiyonal at pambansang seminar-worksyap sa Filipino,  at lektyurer  sa 17  aktibong BLEPT Review Centers sa buong Pilipinas.

MGA AKDA

Konsultant / Patnugot.  Bahaghari 7 Yaman  ng Iba’t ibang Panitikang Rehiyonal sa Bansa, Aklatsa Filipino: Wika at Panitikan(Batay sa K-12 Basic Education Curriculum. 2017. Silang Cavite:  Pisara Publishing.

Konsultant / Patnugot.  Bahaghari 8 Yaman ng iba’t ibang Panitikang Pambansa, Aklat sa Filipino: Wika at Panitikan (Batay sa K-12 Basic Education Curriculum. 2017. Silang Cavite:  Pisara Publishing.

Konsultant / Patnugot.  Bahaghari 9  Yaman ng Panitikan ng Iba’t ibang Bansa sa Asya, Aklat sa Filipino Wika at Panitikan  (Batay sa K-12 Basic Education Curriculum. 2017.  Silang Cavite:  Pisara Publishing.

Patnugot. Vinta Grade 7 Paglalayag sa Wikang Filipino. 2017. Makati City:  Salesiana Books by Don Bosco Press, Inc.

Patnugot. Vinta Grade 8 Paglalayag sa Wikang Filipino. 2017. Makati City:  Salesiana Books by Don Bosco Press, Inc.

Patnugot. Vinta Grade 9 Paglalayag sa Wikang Filipino. 2017. Makati City: Salesiana Books by Don Bosco Press, Inc.

Patnugot. Vinta Grade 10 Paglalayag sa Wikang Filipino.  2017. Makati City: Salesiana Books by Don Bosco Press, Inc.

Kontribyutor.  “Kultura:  Ang Pamana ng Nakaraan, Regalo ng Kasalukuyan, at Buhay ng Kinabukasan”. Bulwagan Kamalayan sa Gramatika at Panitikan 9.   2016.Quezon City:   Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

Kasangguni. Marangal Edukasyong Pagpapakatao. 2017. Quezon City: Ephesians Publishing.

Kasangguni. Marangal Edukasyong Pagpapakatao. 2017. Quezon City: Ephesians Publishing.

Kasangguni.  Marangal Edukasyong Pagpapakatao.  2017. Quezon City: Ephesians Publishing

Kasangguni.  Marangal Edukasyong Pagpapakatao.  2017.  Quezon City: Ephesians Publishing.