Pandan, Jr., Raymundo

Raymundo T. Pandan Jr. was born in Bacolod City, Philippines, on October 28, 1961. He was Valedictorian of his High School Class at the La Salle Bacolod High School in 1979. Greatly aided by an Insular Life Educational Foundation scholarship, he studied at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Guidon, the […]


Peña, Romeo

Si Romeo Palustre Peña o Rom Peña ay makata, nobelista, kuwentista at mananaliksik na tubong Bondoc Peninsula (Catanauan) sa Lalawigan ng Quezon. Nagtapos siya ng MAF Malikhaing Pagsulat sa UP Diliman at AB Filipinolohiya sa PUP. Napiling fellow sa UST National Writers Workshop (2008), UP-DFPP Palihang Rogelio Sicat (2009), Iligan Writers Workshop (2010) at Iyas Writing Workshop […]


Penones Jr., Francisco

Francisco V. Penones Jr. is an award-winning poet and journalist. He is also a visual artist,  an indie-film actor and civil society organization leader engaged in sustainable development and heritage preservation advocacies.  He is a member of the National Committee on Literary Arts representing Southern Luzon in the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, […]


Peñaranda, Victor Jose

Victor Jose Peñaranda (Bimboy) is a poet, writer-researcher, and community development practitioner. He has three poetry collections in English: Voyage in Dry Season (Sipat Publishing), Pilgrim in Transit (Anvil Publishing), and Lucid Lightning (UST Publishing). His works, poetry and prose, have appeared in several anthologies. He received awards for his poetry from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Foundation […]


Peña-Reyes, Myrna

Myrna Peña-Reyes was born in 1938 to schoolteacher parents in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental. Her family spent the World War II years in the jungles of Mindanao where her mother passed away when she was only four years old. After the war, her family (including a younger brother) moved to Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental […]


Perez, Tony

Tony Perez was born on 31 March 1951 in San Fernando, Pampanga. He is a fictionist and playwright in English and Filipino, lyricist, visual artist, and clinical therapist; psychic trainer and adviser to the Spirit Questors, a group of young psychic volunteers he brought together in 1996. He conducts workshops in magic, shamanism, psychic powers, dreamwork […]


Pamintuan, Jema M.

JEMA M. PAMINTUAN graduated with a degree in BS Economics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and is currently finishing her PhD in Philippine Studies. She is a full-time faculty member of the Kagawaran ng Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University, and Associate Director of the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices. Her collection […]


Patindol, Jean Lee C.

JEAN LEE C. PATINDOL is a twice-awarded grand prize winner of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) Alfrredo Navarro Salanga Prize for Children’s Literature for Papa’s House, Mama’s House (2004; Adarna) and Tight Times (2007; Adarna). She has recently gone international with her third book, My One-Boobed Mamma (Living Waters, USA; 2008). […]


Peralta, Gerardo Navera

Gerardo Navera Peralta was born on July 15, 1957 in Manila. He has a Master of Arts degree in Communication, major in Broadcast, UP College of Mass Communication Diliman. He is a free-lance voice-over talent/announcer and speech consultant. He has published works in The Bicol Reporter.


Pobre, Federico Pasibe

Federico Pasibe Pobre was born on April 3, 1937 in Ilagan, Isabela, to a family of teachers. He studied in the public schools in his hometown; at Isabela High, he dreamed of becoming a priest. In a national Biographical Essay Writing Contest sponsored by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce, he won a one-year scholarship at MLQU. […]