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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]