Breis, Niles Jordan

Niles Jordan Breis is a Palanca award-winning poet and essayist, with two first prizes in 2003 and 2012.He was declared as Makata ng Taon in 1994 by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino and was voted Best Writing Fellow of the 1996 UP National Writing Workshop  in Davao.Some of his writing accolades include that of winning in the 1996 Rizal International Poetry Contest,2000 Asia-Playwriting Contest and the Writer of the Year in the 2012 NCCA- Premio Arejola and in Gawad Literaturang Bikolnon.

Breis finished his Philosophy as summa cum laude in St Francis de Sales Major Seminary and went to St Alphonsus for his theological studies.He also studied Human Resource and Training Development at Ateneo CCE and he also served as dean of Mount St Aloysius College Seminary.He was also sent to Ireland and UK as fellow in Philosophy and was once a member of the Asian Association of Catholic Philosophers. A 2018 Writing Fellow of the UPNWW  of UP ICW of UP Diliman, he is currently an Organizational Development Consultant in selected marketing firms and healthcare institutions.

Breis is the author of the poetry collection,rubrica and other three books and two forthcoming works this 2018.

LIST OF WORKS

  • Ampon ng Kadiliman (2018)
  • Lapridarga (2018)
  • Fatima (2014)
  • Rubrica (2013)
  • Giromdoma (2011)
  • Happy Horse (2008)

 

 

Baquiran, Jr., Romulo P.

Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr. teaches literature and creative writing at the College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman, Quezon City. He has published several books of poems and essays–Mga Tula ng Paglusong (Poems of Entering the Water, 1992), Onyx (2003), and Kung Nanaisin (If You Like, 2009). Sagad sa Buto (Into the Marrow, 2011), and Hiwatig (Meaning, 2015). He is also a drama translator rendering into the Philippine national language the works of William Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Kalidasa, and Eugene O’Neill. He also taught Tagalog language and Philippine Culture as a Visiting Professor at the Osaka University in 2014-2017. He is one of the editors of Tuttle Publishing Company’s Concise Tagalog-Englsh/English-Tagalog Dictionary (2017).

Baytan, Ronald

Ronald Baytan is an associate professor in the Literature Department and the director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center at De La Salle University.  He holds a Ph.D. in English Studies from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He teaches queer/gay/gender studies, creative writing, poetry, creative nonfiction, and Philippine literature. He is the author of The Queen Sings the Blues: Poems, 1992 -2002(Anvil, 2007) and The Queen Lives Alone: Personal Essays(UP Press, 2012).  He is the editor of Lit Matters: A Manual for Teaching Philippine Literature(Anvil, 2014).

Berza, April Mae M.

April Mae M. Berza is the author of Confession ng isang Bob Ong Fan (Flipside,2014)
and Berso de Berza (Charging Ram, 2012.) She is the associate editor of Bukambibig PH. Her poems and short stories appeared in numerous publications in the America, France, Canada, Romania, India, Japan, Great Britain, and the Philippines. Her poems are translated in Crimean Tatar and Filipino. Some of her poems are published in Liwayway, Belleville Park Pages, Haiku Journal, The Siren, Poetica, Three Line Poetry, Calliope, Maganda, Metric Conversions, Ani, The Manila Times, Letters to my Bully, Remembering Rizal, Voices from the Diaspora, Madswirl, The Stardust Gazette, The Riveter Review, Asahi Haikuist Network, Contemporary Verse 2, and elsewhere. She used to work as the associate editor of Toe Good Poetry. Her poem "E-Martial Law" was broadcast on IndoPacific Radio on KPFA 94.1FM/kpfa.org. She is a member of Poetic Genius Society. She lives in Taguig, Philippines.

Recent Works

Words under Vertigo (poetry chapbook)
Rodibas Printing Services, 2016

Pablo Neruda Syndrome (poetry collection)                                                      Smashwords, 2015

Confession ng Isang Bob Ong Fan (novel)
Flipside Publishing, 2014

Third World Poems (poetry collection)
Bookrix, 2013

Berso de Berza (poetry collection)
Charging Ram, 2012

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace

Grace Barretto-Tesoro is an archaeologist. She is primarily interested in the materialization of Philippine indigenous beliefs. Her publications include topics on pottery, cosmology, status, identity, cemeteries, porcelains, earthenware, and stone-based houses. She teaches Philippine Archaeology, Cultural Archaeology, Field Methods in Archaeology, Laboratory and Applied Analysis, Mortuary Analysis, and Ceramics Analysis at the Archaeological Studies Program in UP Diliman. She is a member of the Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc and currently heads the Membership Committee. The National Museum of the Philippiines granted her a Research Associate Status. She has reviewed manuscripts for International Journal of Historical Archaeology, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Journal of Local History and Heritage, UP-Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development, Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, Quaternary International, Critical Asian Studies, Diliman Review, University of the Philippines Press, Social Science Diliman Journal, Southeast Asian Studies, and Asian Perspectives. She currently heads the project on Human Adaptation and Climate Change in the Past.

Recent Works
Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “Reassessing the Neolithic -Metal Age Transition in Batangas,
Philippines: A Distinct Southern Luzon Pottery Tradition.” In Austronesian Diaspora: A New
Perspective, edited by Bagyo Prasetyo, Titi Surti Nastiti and Truman Simanjuntak, 223-252.
Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press, 2016.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “Angels on Earth: Investigating Infant and Children Burials in Manila Cemeteries.” In Himlayan, Pantiyon, Kampo Santo, Sementeryo: Exploring Philippine Cemeteries, edited by Grace Barretto-Tesoro, 1-39. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace, ed. Himlayan, Pantiyon, Kampo Santo, Sementeryo: Exploring
Philippine Cemeteries. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “Ambag sa Pag-aaral ng Kosmolohiyang Austronesyano.” Saliksik E-
journal 4, no. 1 (2015): 121-124.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “The Application of the Laws of the Indies in the Pacific: the Excavation of Two Old Stone-Based Houses in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 19, no. 3 (2015): 433-463.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “Early Settlements in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines – Some
Hypotheses.” The Journal of History LIX (2013): 6-37.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “The Changing Meanings of Objects: Calatagan and Archaeological
Research in the Philippines.” Philippine Studies Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 61, no. 3 (2013): 263-96.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace, and Joan Tara Reyes. “Fame and Fortune in Two Philippine Cemeteries: Tombstones as Extensions of Identity.” In Materializing Southeast Asia's Past, edited by Marijke J. Klokke, and Véronique Degroot, 253-267. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2013.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “Ano at saan ang Lumban sa Pagdating ng Kastila?” In Ang Saysay ng Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna, edited by Carmen V. Peñalosa, and Zeus A.
Salazar, 287-308. Quezon City and Pila: BAKAS and Pila Historical Society Foundation, Inc,
2013.

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace. “Ang Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna: Isang
Pagpapakahulugan sa Perspektiba ng Arkeolohiya.” In Ang Saysay ng Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna, edited by Carmen V. Peñalosa, and Zeus A. Salazar, 89-111. Quezon City and Pila: BAKAS and Pila Historical Society Foundation, Inc, 2013.

Bisa, Simplicio P.

Si Simplicio P. Bisa ay tubong Taysan, Batangas. Isa siyang manunulat, tagapagsalin at guro ng panitikan sa Filipino.

Siya ay makapitong ulit na nagkamit ng Gawad KADIPAN sa pagsulat ng maikling kwento (nang estudyante pa ng FEU), at nagkagantimpala na rin sa patimpalak ng Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Dati siyang nagsusulat sa mga babasahing Liwayway, Aliwan, Akda at Free Press Filipino. Ang ilan sa kanyang mga nagkagantimpalang akda ay kasama sa maraming teksbuk sa Filipino. Siya ang awtor ng mga librong Lahing Kayumanggi at Diwa ng Lahi, co-awtor ni Efren Abueg sa Talindaw at Sandiwa; ni Bro. Andrew Gonzales sa Sangwikaan at kasamang editor sa Retorikang Filipino: Masining na Pagsulat na inilimbag ng DLSU Press.

Mga salin niya ang Kasaysayan ng Daigdig (World History nina Santos at Lopez ng Social Studies Publications) at ang Mga Tuntunin at mga Patakaran ng Sanggunian (batay sa Parliamentary Rules and Procedures ni Dr. Antonio Orendain). Inihahanda niya sa kasalukuyan ang apat na workbook sa pagsulat ng komposisyon, ang Magsulat Na, Magsulat Pa para sa apat na level sa haiskul, sa anyaya ng Educational Resources Corporation.

Si Bisa ay nagtapos ng doktorado sa wika at literature sa De La Salle University. Sa kasalukuyan, siya’y associate professor sa Departamento ng Filipino, Kolehiyo ng Malalayang Sining, at Koordineytor ng mga programang DALL/MALL Filipino sa Graduate Studies. Siya rin ang editor ng Daloy, jornal na pampanitikan ng nasabing pamantasan. Bago siya nakapagturo sa Pamantasang De La Salle, naging Puno siya ng Kagawaran ng Filipino sa Far Eastern University, ang pinagtapusan niya ng mga karunungang A.B., B.S.E. at M.A.

Kasapi siya ng UNTAP (Unyon ng mga Tagapagsalin sa Pilipino), KAPPIL, at Linguistic Society of the Philippines.

Brion, Rofel

Rofel Brion who was born on October 15, 1953 was a poet, essayist, translator and teacher. He earned his AB Economics and MA Filipino in the Ateneo de Manila University. His graduation from the Creative Writing Center of the University of the Philippines was again in the fields of English Language and Literature. He wrote “Baka Sakali” in 1989. He was the Gawad Galian in 1981, British Council grant in 1986, and Hawthornden Castle Retreat for Writers fellowship in 1989. 

Brion’s poems are arranged exemplarily in the rich tradition of English-speaking Philippine and American-Philippine verse. He published Sandali: Mga Pili at Bagong Tula (2006).He is Professor and academic adviser to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.

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Bolipata-Santos, Rica

RICA BOLIPATA-SANTOS teaches at the Department of English at the Ateneo de Manila. She is also consultant for Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation and is the Executive Director for the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALIWW). She is a columnist at the Philippine Star and has published essays in various publications. She has won a Free Press Literary Award, as well as the 2007 Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award for Love, Sesire, Marriage: Reflections of a Young Wife (Milflores Publishing).

Baterna, Quin B.

QUIN B. BATERNA. Ipinanganak noong 4 Hunyo 1938 sa Ajuy, Iloilo at namatay noong 2010 sa Metro Manila. Sampung taong gulang pa lamang siya ay nalathala niya ang kaniyang mga tula sa magasing Yuhum. Nasa unang taon pa lamang siya ng haiskul nalalathala na ang kaniyang maikling kuwento sa magasingHiligaynon. Tagapagtatag siya ng Ilonggo Productions, isang advertising at media agency sa Lungsod Iloilo na nagprodyus ng unang pelikula sa Hiligaynon naGinauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako (Nauuhaw Ako, Nagugutom Ako) noong Dekada 80. Noong 1993 tumanggap siya ng Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas ng Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas o UMPIL. Inilathala ng University of San Agustin Publishing House ang kaniyang kalipunan ng mga maikling kuwento naBalangaw sa Tingadlaw: A Collection of Short Stories in Hiligaynon na inedit at isinalin sa Ingles ni J.I.E. Teodoro. Si Baterna ay kilala rin sa larangan ng negosyong real estate.

Bigornia, Mike L.

Ang makatang si Mike L. Bigornia , o Michael Randolf de Leon Bigornia, bunso sa anim na anak nina Dr. Domingo Bigornia at Matilde de Leon, ay ipinanganak sa Maynila noong ika – 16 ng Mayo, 1950. Nagtapos siya ng BA Political Science sa University of the East at nag-aral din ng abogasya. Kasama niya sina Virgilio S. Almario at Teodoro T. Antonio nang itinayo nila ang Galian sa Arte at Tula (GAT) kung saan siya naging pangulo. Si Mike L. Bigornia ay naging tagapamahalang patnugot sa SIBS Publishing House, director ng Unyon ng mga tagasalin sa Pilipinas (UNTAP), tagapayo ng Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) at Oragon Poets Society. Ilan sa mga parangal na nakuha niya ay ang Grand Prize mula sa Southeast Asian Literary Contest noong 1977, pagkilala bilang Makata ng Taon ng Talaang Ginto noong 1986, First Prize sa sanaysay at 2 nd Prize sa tula sa Diyaryo Filipino Literary Contest noong 1990, Grand Prize sa Palanca Awards noong 1986 at 1991, Gawad Quezon sa Panitikan noong 1996 at SEA Write Award sa Bangkok, Thailand noong 1996, at pagkilala sa Patnubay sa Sining at Kalinangan ng Maynila noong taong 1999. Naging miyembro siya ng Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) noong 1983, Direktor mula 1990-1991, pansamantalang tagapangulo noong 1992, tagapangulo ng tatlong termino mula 1993- 2001, at naging Chairman Emeritus bago yumao.

Ika – 24 ng Setyembre, 2001 nang pumanaw ang makata. Naiwan niya ang kabiyak na si Maria Teresa Rivera o Tek, ang kanilang limang anak na lalake na sina Paolo, Emil, Miko, Pepe at Chino, at mga apo na sina Enzo at Lian.

Tagapagsalin ng librong Mga Relihiyon ng Hapon (Toyota Foundation/Solidaridad 1995), marami na rin siyang isinaayos na mga libro sa Phoenix Publishing, at naging patnugot din siya ng mga aklat pambata sa Children Communication Center. Naging kilala ang mga tula ni Bigornia sa mga nailimbag niyang pinamagatangPuntablangko (Tagak Series, 1985), Salida (UP Press, 1995) at Prosang Itim(Anvil, 1995).