Ingles, Raul R.

The poet Raul Rafael Ingles was born on June 14, 1929 in Manila. At the University of the Philippines, he finished with an AB Philosophy, cum laude , in 1952 and an MPA in 1956. He acquired a Certificate in Political Science and Public Administration from Carleton University in 1960. He was Professor of Journalism at the UP College of Mass Communication from 1969 until his retirement in 1989. He was also Professorial Chair holder in public relations, 1980-81 and 1984-85; in Journalism Ethics and Standards, 1982; and the Carlos P. Romulo Chair in Journalism, 1986-87. He served the University in various capacities, among these as Acting Secretary of the University and as Acting Director and Chairman of the University Press Board of management. He also served in Malacañang as Assistant Private Secretary to the President, 1954-57, and Senior Executive Assistant to the President, 1957-62. Ingles was also a Commissioner and Chairman, Communication Committee, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, 1987-90, and vice-president, Philippine Communication Society, 1987-90. He was a founding member and Secretary, International PEN (Philippine Chapter), a member of the UP Writers’ Club, the RAVENS Literary Fraternity, and the Philippine Writers’ Union. He was UP Writer-in-Residence, 1981-84.

Ingles was a columnist in The Manila Times from 1956 to 1972 through a daily column called “50 Years with the Times”. He edited the Literary Apprentice in 1951 and 1952, and the Philippines Communication Journal (nos. 1-6), 1986-88. He was also managing/associate editor of PC, 1950-51, Philippinensian(1952), and the Philippine Journal of Communications Studies (1972). He became the executive editor of The First 75 Years: Official History of UP (1985).

Recently, various artists collaborated to perform Ingles’ poetry. The CD, entitledPoems by Rafael , is produced by Ivory Records.

Iglesias, Roy C.

Roy C. Iglesias was born and raised in Manila. He earned his Mass Communications degree at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and master’s degree at the Ateneo de Manila University. His screenplays made into full-length films include: Ako Legal Wife: Mano Po 4 (2005); Mano Po III: My Love (2004);Sigaw (2004); Feng Shui (2004); Kulimlim (2004); Filipinas (2003); Mano Po 2: My Home (2003); Bugbog Sarado (2003); Xerex (2003); Spirit Warriors 2(2003); Mano Po (2002); Bahid (2002); Prosti (2002); Kapalit (2002); Hubog(2001); Kung Mawawala Ka (soap opera, 2001); Spirit Warriors (2000);Linlang (1999); Warat: Bibigay Ka Ba (1999); Hinahanap-hanap Kita (1999);Ang Babae sa Bintana (1998); Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1996); Istokwa (1996);Eskapo: The Serge Osmeña-Geny Lopez Story (1995); Silakbo (1995); Ganti ng Puso (1994); Sa Kabila ng Lahat (1991); Tatlong Mukha ng Pag-ibig (1989);Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon? (1976) and Iligpit si Victor Saraza(n.d.). He also wrote a stage play titled, Rama at Sita (n.d.). He received many awards for his works, the most recent of which was from the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival (2004).

Ibarra, Onefrecia Ipac

Born on 21 July 1939 in Pacis, Sinait, Ilocos Sur. Onefrecia Ipac Ibarra has a BSEE (cum laude), M.A. in Education, and Ph.D. in Bilingual Education degrees, and received a number of scholarships given by both government and private agencies. She has served in various capacities as professor and faculty member of the Mariano Marcos State University, and became the first teacher of Ilokano literature to postgraduate students in the country. Her numerous short stories, essays, drama, and poems were published in Bannawag, Sirmata, Ani 7, Tobacco Farmers, Pluma, Siit, Talged, and GUMIL Sinait . She received the prestigious Leona Florentino award from GUMIL Filipinas on 27 April 2002, and retired as professor V from the MMSU College of Education in the same year.

Igloria, Luisa A.

Luisa A. Igloria (previously published as Maria Luisa Aguilar-Cariño) is an Associate Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program and Department of English, Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Poetry East, Smartish Pace, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly. Various national and international literary awards include the 2007 49th Parallel Poetry Prize (Bellingham Review, selected by Carolyne Wright); the 2007 James Hearst Poetry Prize (selected by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser for the North American Review); the 2006 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize ( Crab Orchard Review ); the 2006 Stephen Dunn Award for Poetry; Finalist for the 2005 George Bogin Memorial Award for Poetry (Poetry Society of America, selected by Joy Harjo); the 2004 Fugue Poetry Prize(selected by Ellen Bryant Voigt); Finalist in the 2003 Larry Levis Editors Prize for Poetry from The Missouri Review; Finalist in the 2003 Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press); a 2003 partial fellowship to the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg; two Pushcart Prize nominations; and the 1998 George Kent Award for Poetry. Originally from Baguio City, Luisa is also an eleven-time recipient of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in three genres (poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction); she has also been inducted into the Palanca Hall of Fame. She has published nine books including Encanto (Anvil, 2004), In the Garden of the Three Islands (Moyer Bell/Asphodel, 1995), and most recently Trill & Mordent (WordTech Editions, fall 2005.) Trill & Mordentwas a Runner-up for the 2004 Editions Prize, the recipient of the 2005 Calatagan Award from the Philippine American Writers and Artists organization, a nominee for the 9th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards (poetry category) in 2006, and a nominee for the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Awards (poetry category).

Ilio, Dominador

Dominador Ibarra Ilio was born on November 5, 1913, in Malinao, Aklan. He used a number of pen names, including Isaias Topacio Domingo, Basilio, Crisostomo de la Cruz, and J.D. Ibarra. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and geodetic engineering from the University of the Philippines, as well as a master’s degree in hydraulics from the State University of Iowa. He also studied groundwater development at the University of Minnesota. Ilio became part of the faculty of the University of the Philippines and the East Central Colleges, Pampanga; he was also dean of engineering of the Laguna College in San Pablo City.

A poet and fiction writer, Ilio attended Paul Engle’s Poetry Workshop in Iowa and received citations at the UP Golden Jubilee Literary Contest and Republic Anniversary Poetry Contest. In addition to becoming editor of The Vigil of Freedom magazine, he was a widely anthologized poet, with such poems as “The Vigil of Freedom” and “Icarus in Catechism Class” appearing in various publications. His books include The Diplomat and Other Poems (1955) and Collected Poems of Dominador I. Ilio (1989).

Ilagan, Bonifacio P.

For decades, Bonifacio P. Ilagan has immersed himself in non-government organization work in the different media since the 1970s while studying at the University of the Philippines.

Ilagan worked as editor, reporter and researcher, and also taught at the Philippine High School for the Arts, National Arts Center. He was executive editor of The Review Philippines magazine, a publication of the Philippine Education Company. As editor-translator, he has been commissioned by many outfits in the public and private sectors. Among his published translation works were the plays in the book The Filipino Drama (1905), by the Intramuros Administration in 1981.

He is a multi-awarded playwright, winning in such tilts as the Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Literary Contest and the Palihang Aurelio V. Tolentino. Two of his plays are featured in the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art as major works in Philippine theater. As film and television writer, his scripts have won in the Catholic Mass Media Awards, Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards, Film Academy of the Philippines and Gawad CCP.

In the commemoration of the centennial of Philippine independence, Ilagan was  conferred the CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts, one among the 100 awardees chosen from among ‘the most outstanding Filipino artists and cultural advocates in the last 100 years for their contribution to the development of the nation through cultural work and the arts.’ Part of the citation reads: ‘Ilagan firmly committed his craft to a nationalist line and fearlessly reinvented the theatrical stage into a potent venue for expressing the democratic aspirations of the Filipino people against a repressive martial rule.’

Realizing the power and potential of information technology, Ilagan ventured into video production and has written, directed and produced documentaries on Philippine history, politics, environment, values formation, etc

Boni was one of the founders of the Kabataang Makabayan in UP, and became a highly respected writer of historical plays for the stage and television. In 2001, he was elected first president of the First Quarter Storm Movement, whose aim is to keep alive the legacy of that high tide in political awareness and social involvement which led thousands of Filipinos to contribute the best part of their youth, for a cause that traces its origins to the revolutionary struggle of the Katipunan, and the earliest stirrings of anti-colonial patriotism in the Philippines.

Ilio, Dominador

Dominador Ibarra Ilio was born on November 5, 1913, in Malinao, Aklan. He used a number of pen names, including Isaias Topacio Domingo, Basilio, Crisostomo de la Cruz, and J.D. Ibarra. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in ivil engineering and geodetic engineering from the University of the Philippines, as well as a master’s degree in hydraulics from the State University of Iowa. He also studied groundwater development at the University of Minnesota. Ilio became part of the faculty of the University of the Philippines and the East Central Colleges, Pampanga; he was also dean of engineering of the Laguna College in San Pablo City.

A poet and fiction writer, Ilio attended Paul Engle’s Poetry Workshop in Iowa and received citations at the UP Golden Jubilee Literary Contest and Republic Anniversary Poetry Contest. In addition to becoming editor of The Vigil of Freedom magazine, he was a widely anthologized poet, with such poems as “The Vigil of Freedom” and “Icarus in Catechism Class” appearing in various publications. His books include The Diplomat and Other Poems (1955) andCollected Poems of Dominador I. Ilio (1989).

Ilagan, Bonifacio P.

For decades, Bonifacio P. Ilagan has immersed himself in non-government organization work in the different media since the 1970s while studying at the University of the Philippines.

Ilagan worked as editor, reporter and researcher, and also taught at the Philippine High School for the Arts, National Arts Center. He was executive editor of The Review Philippines magazine, a publication of the Philippine Education Company. As editor-translator, he has been commissioned by many outfits in the public and private sectors. Among his published translation works were the plays in the book The Filipino Drama (1905), by the Intramuros Administration in 1981.

He is a multi-awarded playwright, winning in such tilts as the Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Literary Contest and the Palihang Aurelio V. Tolentino. Two of his plays are featured in the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art as major works in Philippine theater. As film and television writer, his scripts have won in the Catholic Mass Media Awards, Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards, Film Academy of the Philippines and Gawad CCP.

In the commemoration of the centennial of Philippine independence, Ilagan was  conferred the CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts, one among the 100 awardees chosen from among ‘the most outstanding Filipino artists and cultural advocates in the last 100 years for their contribution to the development of the nation through cultural work and the arts.’ Part of the citation reads: ‘Ilagan firmly committed his craft to a nationalist line and fearlessly reinvented the theatrical stage into a potent venue for expressing the democratic aspirations of the Filipino people against a repressive martial rule.’

Realizing the power and potential of information technology, Ilagan ventured into video production and has written, directed and produced documentaries on Philippine history, politics, environment, values formation, etc

Boni was one of the founders of the Kabataang Makabayan in UP, and became a highly respected writer of historical plays for the stage and television. In 2001, he was elected first president of the First Quarter Storm Movement, whose aim is to keep alive the legacy of that high tide in political awareness and social involvement which led thousands of Filipinos to contribute the best part of their youth, for a cause that traces its origins to the revolutionary struggle of the Katipunan, and the earliest stirrings of anti-colonial patriotism in the Philippines.