Lapeña-Bonifacio, Amelia

Dubbed as “The Grande Dame of SE Asian Children’s Theatre,” Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio started receiving awards and editorships for her writing as early as high school and college, but her set designing, which began in the UP, earned a Fulbright-Smith Mundt Scholarship to the University of Wisconsin -Madison (MA/Speech-Theatre Arts). Her first two plays, Sepang Loca (1957) and […]


Lanot, Marra PL.

Marra PL. Lanot is a poet, essayist, and freelance journalist. She has published articles and columns in newspapers and magazines on the arts, culture, and politics. She also translates poems from English and Filipino into Spanish, just as her own poems have been translated and published abroad into foreign languages such as Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, […]


Lee, Gabriela

Gabriela Lee has been published for her poetry and fiction in the Philippines, Singapore, the United States, and Australia. Her first book of fiction is titled Instructions on How to Disappear: Stories(Visprint Inc., 2016).Her previous works include Disturbing the Universe: Poems (NCCA Ubod New Writers Prize, 2006) and La-on and the Seven Headed Dragon (Adarna House, […]


Liwanag, Tim Pagaduan

Tim Pagaduan Liwanag was raised in Manila, Philippines by his parents. His interest in history and pro-Filipino works became the groundwork for his book that promotes achievements of Filipino Trailblazers. Recently, his published work on the apocalypse of first-century Jewish nation gave him the recognition of being the first Filipino author to write a book […]


Lacambra, Gexter

Gexter Ocampo Lacambra was born in Olongapo City where his family lived until he was five years old and grew up in Villasis, Pangasinan, the town of his mother. Gexter dreamt of becoming a full-pledged writer when he was still in high school, wanting badly to take up a degree in literature, say, in one […]


Limpin, Vivian N.

Vivian N. Limpin is a graduate of B.A. Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino (Creative Writing in Filipino) from the University of the Philippines in 1995. She has published different writings in various publications, was a writing fellow in several writing workshops, and has won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Poetry in Filipino in 1995. She […]


Latorena, Paz

Paz Latorena – born in Boac, Marinduque. Fictionist. She received her elementary education in at the St. Scholastica’s College and her secondary education at the Manila South (now Araullo) High School. She earned her bachelor of science degree in education at the University of the Philippines College of Education and took a graduate course at the […]


Lacaba, Kris Lanot

A poet, essayist, and translator, Kris Lanot Lacaba was born and raised in Metro Manila and was educatedin the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Jose Abad Santos Memorial School. His poetry has appeared in magazines like The Sunday Inquirer Magazine, The Philippines Free Press, The Philippine Graphic, Mirror Weekly, Tulay: the Chinese-Filipino Digest, and Panorama, and in anthologies including The Likhaan Book […]


Lansang, Jr., Jose M.

Jose M. Lansang, Jr. , also At-Tariq, was born in Pampanga on September 2, 1939 “on the day the Wehrmach crossed the Polish frontier to start the Second World War in Europe.” As a child during the Japanese Occupation, he lived with his parents in Western Pangasinan. Later, he studied at the Jose Abad Santos Memorial School, […]


Llana, Jasmin Badong

Jazmin Badong Llana has a Master of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of the Philippines Diliman and used to be part of the World Theater Project of Dr. Anton Juan, having acted in some of its productions. One of her recent memorable works as director was the Kantada ni Daragang Magayon, Mandirigma from Merlinda Bobis’ […]