Jacob, Malou Leviste

Si Malou Leviste Jacob ay naging resident playwright ng PETA. Nagtapos siya ng Bachelor of Arts in Communication sa Maryknoll College (ngayon ay Miriam College). Ipinagpatuloy niya ang pag-aaral sa larangan ng TV production at Direction sa City University of New York; at Film production naman sa New York University. Marami nang naisulat at naidireheng dulang pantelebisyon at dokumentaryong pelikula si ML Jacob. Kabilang dito ay ang Pagod na Ako, Irog, isang TV special ukol kay National Artist Amado V. Hernandez.

Ilan sa mga isinulat ni ML Jacob para sa PETA Kalinangan Ensemble angTimbangan ay Tagilid (1970), Aidao (1972, kamanunulat si Franklin Osorio),Raha Sulayman at Megat Salamat (1978) at Ang Mahabang Pagdadalawang Isip sa Maikling Buhay ng Isang Peti-Burgis (1982).

Siya ay naging guro rin sa playwriting workshops ng PETA-CITASA at naging creative consultant sa Communication Foundation for Asia.

Mula sa Juan Tamban (PETA Kalinangan Ensemble Script Series), isinulat ni Malou Jacob at pinamatnugutan ni Apolonio Bayani Chua ( PETA 1984).

Jalandoni, Magdalena G.

MAGDALENA G. JALANDONI. Ipinanganak noong 27 Mayo 1891 at namatay noong 14 Setyembre 1978 sa Lungsod Iloilo. Isinulat niya ang kaniyang unang nobela, Ang mga Tunuc Sang Isa Ca Bulac (Ang mga Tinik ng Isang Bulaklak),  noong siya ay 16 taong gulang pa lamang. 

Nakakalula ang bilang ng kaniyang mga akda: 36 nobela, 122 maikling kuwento, 7 nobelita, 5 korido, 8 tulang naratibo, 231 lirikong tula, 7 dulang ganap ang haba, 24 dulang may isang yugto, 7 tomo ng mga sanaysay, at 2 sariling talambuhay. Binansagan siyang “The Grand Dame of Hiligaynon Literature” dahil sa dami at galing ng knaiyang mga sinulat. Ang kaniyang dulang ganap ang haba na Labi sa Bulawan (Higit pa sa Ginto) ay inilathala ng University of San Agustin Pubishing House noong 2004. Ang kaniyang nobelang Juanita Cruz ay inilathala ng University of the Philippines Press noong 2008. Tumanggap siya ng Republic Cultural Heritage Award noong 1969 at ng Gawad Taboan mula sa Pambansang Komisyon para sa Kultura at mga Sining (NCCA) noong 2010.

Jacob, Estelito Baylon

Estelito Baylon Jacob was born on September 3, 1973. He is currently teaching literature, creative writing and journalism subjects at the University of Nueva Caceres. He finished his secondary education at the Ateneo de Naga University and earned the degree of Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English in the same school. Right now, he is finishing his MA in English at the University of Nueva Caceres.

Jacob is one of the 40 authors published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for their UBOD Writers Series project. His chapbook is a collection of poetry in Bikol entitled Mga Nirukitdukit.

Jacob was also a recepient of Special Achievement Award in Creative Writing conferred by the University of Nueva Caceres, 2nd Prize Winner in the 1999 Bikol Poetry Writing Contest: Mga Tula Para ki Ina, finalist in the 1st Premio Tomas Para sa Literaturang Bikol (Fiction and Poetry Categories), fellow in the 40th UP National Writers Workshop held in Baguio(2002), panelist in the 1st Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop for Bikol Writing (2003), Workshop Director in the 2nd Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop for Bikol Writing(2005), facilitator in the Pagsurat Bikolnon 2 held in Legazpi City(2004), shortlisted in Home Life Poetry Writing Contest (2001, 2004 and 2005).

His publication credits include 2001 Aklat Likhaan ng Maikling Kwento at Tula(UP Press, 2003), Sarong Rambong na Burak (Balay Ibalon Press, Canada, 2003), Paburukadon sanggatos na Burak (Balay Ibalon, 2004), Bulawan baga, BUrak Palan (Balay Ibalon, 2005), Latian (Legazpi City, 2004), Liwayway Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Philippine Graphic, Home Life Magazine, Burak, Aniningal, The Paper, Letra, Bikol Reporter, Bicol Mail, Bikol Expose, Muse Apprentice Guild, Our Own Voice, Makata, Tinig, emanilapoetry, Bangraw.

He is one of the editors of BANGRAW, a Bikol magazine, and currently the president of KABULIG-Bikol, Bikol Writers Association.

He makes his home at #36 Marupit, Camaligan, Camarines Sur.

Javier, Carljoe

Carljoe Javier was born on September 7, 1981. He received his BA in English Studies, major in Creative Writing, from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2004. He has been a fellow for fiction in the UP and Dumaguete National Writers Workshops, as well as a participant in the Panitikabataan Youth Literary Conference in 2004. His fiction and creative non-fiction have won various campus accolades, including the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Literary Awards and the Supernatural Story-Writing contest sponsored by the Institute of Creative Writing.

His short stories have appeared in anthologies and textbooks. They have also frequented magazines such as the Free Press Philippine Graphic , and Fudge . His essays, film and music reviews, and other non-fiction pieces have been published in several periodicals including Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Diliman Diary, Games Master, Extra Music, and Speed .

Carl has also been actively involved in the UP Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika, which has been privy to his immense leadership and organizational skills. At present he is working on an MA in Creative Writing in the UP Diliman while regularly churning out film and game reviews.

Juan, Benigno R.

Benigno Juan was born on 20 November 1938 in Sangandaan, Novaliches, Quezon City. He received his AB Journalism degree from the Manuel L. Quezon University. He served as managing editor of Liwayway magazine for 16 years, and wrote numerous short stories, serialized and illustrated novels, essays, feature articles, and others. Afterwards, he became the editor and columnist of People’s Journal and People’s Taliba newspaper. Among his most noted works were “Malikmata” (1974); “Wala nang Lawin sa Bukid ni Tata Felipe” (1975); “Lagablab ng Isang Yagig” (1977); Pagkamulat at iba pang Sanaysay (1980) and “Kaya Bang Ipiit at Saka Tanuran ang Isang Gunita” (1981). His awards include seven Don Carlos Palanca Awards; 10 Surian ng Wikang Pambansa awards for essay; two Samahang Balagtas awards for fiction; Binhi Award for Agricultural Writing; Outstanding Pasigueño Award for literature and journalism (1994); and 2005 Outstanding Senior Citizen of Pasig City. He has served as an elected councilor of Pasig City for two terms; and is now the chairman of Palatiw Senior Citizens Association and San Agustin Parish Pastoral Council.

Juan, Anton

Anton Juan was born on 25 November 1950. He obtained his primary and secondary education at the Ateneo de Manila University, and his BA in Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines. He received a series of grants and scholarships abroad, notably in Italy, France, Greece, Japan, and the U.S. His Ph.D. in Semiology earned him a mark of Arista (equivalent to summa cum laude) from the University of Athens. His post-doctoral work include a Hitachi Foundation grant for a study of the Japanese Noh theater and Butoh dance, and a Fulbright grant for research on Filipino production during the American occupation, which won the Centennial Prize for the full-length play The Price of Redemption . His numerous awards include the Alexander Onassis Foundation International Prize for Playwriting, the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettre , Manila’sAlagad ng Sining , UP Chancellor’s Most Outstanding Faculty and Most Outstanding Artist, Asian Cultural Council Award, and various Palanca Awards. He continues to be an active lecturer, workshop panelist, visiting professor, director, designer, and librettist for productions in the Visayas, Mindanao and Europe.

Juan, Anton Juan

Anton Juan was born on 25 November 1950. He obtained his primary and secondary education at the Ateneo de Manila University, and his BA in Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines. He received a series of grants and scholarships abroad, notably in Italy, France, Greece, Japan, and the U.S. His Ph.D. in Semiology earned him a mark of Arista (equivalent to summa cum laude) from the University of Athens. His post-doctoral work include a Hitachi Foundation grant for a study of the Japanese Noh theater and Butoh dance, and a Fulbright grant for research on Filipino production during the American occupation, which won the Centennial Prize for the full-length play The Price of Redemption . His numerous awards include the Alexander Onassis Foundation International Prize for Playwriting, the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettre , Manila’sAlagad ng Sining , UP Chancellor’s Most Outstanding Faculty and Most Outstanding Artist, Asian Cultural Council Award, and various Palanca Awards. He continues to be an active lecturer, workshop panelist, visiting professor, director, designer, and librettist for productions in the Visayas, Mindanao and Europe.