Remoto, Danton

Danton Remoto is the Head of School, English, and Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He was educated at Ateneo de Manila University (ASEAN Scholar) and the University of the Philippines, as well as at the University of Stirling (British Council Fellow) and Rutgers University (Fulbright Fellow). He has taught at Ateneo de Manila University, headed Communications at the United Nations Development Programme, headed Research at TV5, and served as Dean of Journalism and President of The Manila Times College, which has campuses in Manila and Subic. He has published 12 books of poems, essays, and fiction, including the novel, Riverrun. His body of work is cited in The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in Englishand The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.

Rueda, Roger

Roger B. Rueda is the author of the books ‘A Plain and Practically Lucid English Grammar’ (Centralbooks), ‘Solitude: Poems’ (BinasPublishing), and ‘Vines & Verges: Short Stories’ (BinasPublishing).

His short stories have appeared in The Sunday Times and Philippines Graphic; his poems, in Philippine Panorama, Home Life, and Philippines Graphic.

His poems have been anthologized in Mantala 3 (NCCA, 2000), Under the Storm: An Anthology of Philippine Contemporary Poetry (The Antithesis Collective Publishing Company, 2011), and Verses Typhoon Yolanda (MeritagePress, 2014).

He had writing fellowships (poetry and fiction) from the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing in 2001 and Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in 2005.

He was contributing writer for DDG Magazine and editor in chief of itravel magazine.

Raposas, Arius Lauren

Arius Lauren C. Raposas, also known by his pen name Al Raposas, was born on January 1, 1996 in Marikina, Metro Manila. Later on, he grew up in Antipolo, Rizal. He finished elementary at Justo Learning Academy (now Our Lady of Hope Integrated Acadeny) as valedictorian, with his general average setting a record high that is not equaled to this day. He finished high school at Marikina Science High School with an Excellence Award. He obtained his degree of Bachelor of Arts in History as magna cum laudeand class salutatorianat University of the Philippines Diliman. He is taking a master’s degree in Public Administration at the same university. For his academic achievement, he was elected as member in two honor societies, Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Kappa Phi. While working to make ends meet for himself and his family, he has maintained a continuing track record of at least 15 years of public service. Along the way, he humbly undertook various activities, programs, and projects. He raised a number of solutions for various issues in the local community, such as mendicancy and sewage systems. He has also engaged around a hundred young people in the past few years as his commitment to church ministry. Among the student clubs and organizations he joined in high school, he has done notable service in the Historia Club (2008-2012) and the Pathfinders Organization (2009-2012). Meanwhile, in the university, he has forwarded an avant-garde campaign to reform and to recreate the student council as a pioneer for all other student governments from the national to the international levels. With or without an official elective position, he was able to articulate his ideas on reforming student councils to thousands of people in the Philippines and beyond. This displays the continuing relevance of these ideas. His advocacy called for greater student participation, openness and transparency for all young people, as well as innovation in policymaking methods and implementation techniques. He heavily worked towards improving student government with the belief that the youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. He was invited and has appeared in various media stations in the Philippines, earning him the unofficial title of being the nation’s youngest historian. This phenomenon has also earned him criticism, mainly due to his relative youth and perceived inexperience.

His pursuit of writing formally began in 2010, with his first works dedicated to his erstwhile lover. Since then, he has made a number of works. His works varied from short stories (such as Still Small Voice, written in 2010, and The Worst Love Story Of Our Generation, written in 2013), and novels (such as Code Antony, written in 2010, and Tinyente Tagalog – Superherong Pinoy, written in 2011), to poems (such as Para Sa Aliyang Nawala, and Nasaan Ka Aking Sinta, written in 2017), and songs (such as Hello, My Love, written in 2011). While he was sought to work with a number of publishing firms in the past, the genres that he has worked on are not generally in demand by the reading market at this time. Thus, while hoping for an opportunity to be printed as books, he has published some of his works online and offline. He has continuously participated in essay contests, among them the World Youth Essay Competition, and the International Essay Contest for Young People. While his primary writing languages are English and Filipino (based in Tagalog), he has limited working proficiency in Spanish and Japanese, and elementary proficiency in Ilokano, Bikolano, German, Chinese, Korean, and Russian.

Writing has figured in his career despite being faced with various difficulties early in life. He first worked as a textbook editor in a local publishing house in 2015. Then, he served as news editor for Sinag Publications from 2015 to 2016. He currently works in the University of the Philippines. He has also contributed with his passion for writing beyond his regular work. Since 2011, he served as an editor in Wikipedia, and has focused mainly on history articles. He is among the select few Filipino editors who specialized in the discipline. Among his distinctions was being runner-up for the Military History Newcomer Award in 2012. In recent years, he was the only Filipino editor to successfully participate in the WikiCup, an annual championship where article creation and editing skills are measured. Since 2012, he has been blogging with hopes of his ideas reaching more people through an emerging online medium. His blog was nominated in Bloggys 2015: The Philippine Blogging Awards (Society and Politics category). It is also the only history blog which has consistently ranked among the most popular blogs authored by Filipinos. Some of his articles (such as Minorities during Martial Law, Alternative Parties in the Philippines,President Aguinaldo’s Only Battle, Andres Novales and His Attempt at Empire, Heneral Luna: Historical Liberties and Inaccuracies,Nansha Conflict: Contending for Kalayaan Islands, Andres Bonifacio and the Revolutionary Legacy, and Lessons on the Peace Process from the Pact of Biak-na-Bato) were cited in a number of websites. To date, the blog has achieved worldwide readership. A number of his articles were also featured in other platforms, such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Beyond writing, he has also displayed interest in a number of other fields such as photography (he joined the photo contest Wiki Loves Monumentsin 2012), volunteer work (he currently serves as administrative support in Victory Christian Fellowship), game creation (such as National Construction, conceived in 2007, and Monopoll: The Philippine Election Game, conceived in 2011), and working on comics. Early in life, he drew comics to earn a few pesos to add to his small school allowance. Later on, he was unable to sell comics, but he still continued making them. Despite his somewhat unique style in drawing, he has made a number of works in this field. Among them are Kapitan(2003), Professor Magnet(2006), Peasant Academy(2006), Centurion Marcus(2007), Thrombocyte: The Last Platelet(2007), Gospel(2008), The Electron Regime(2008), Sepio: Ang Dakilang Magtataho(2009), Archiceres: Fanboy of Archimedes(2009), The Catastrophic Trio(2010), ProMoFun(2010), Lightning God In White Coat(2011), Ken Incident(2012), Codename: Playa Honda(2012), Alrajah(2012), The Cost(2013), Hindi Natutulog ang Gabi(2013), El Gato Exilado: The Exiled Cat(2014), Mycota the Slasher(2014), Son of God(2016), Corporal 72(2016), Diplomat: The One Lost In Time(2016), and El Tulisan(2017). Also, due to the lack of illustrators who will be interested to draw his written works, it was he who drew them himself when needed. He fervently hopes that as he keeps drawing and writing, it will somehow serve as an inspiration for others who would witness them.


Where Do We Go From Here? Moving On from Traffic (article written and published 2018)

Are You Working Good Enough in the World of Total Work? (article written and published 2017)

The Power of Knowledge in the Information Age (article written and published 2017)

Run to the Sky (story written and published 2017)

Freedom is not free: A look into Filipino Independence Day (article written and published 2017)

Nasaan Ka Aking Sinta (poem written in 2017)

Para Sa Aliyang Nawala (poem written in 2017)

Baybayin: Defense of the Ancients (article written and published 2017)

Tinyente Tagalog – Superherong Pinoy (story written 2011, published 2013)

Code Antony (story written 2010, published 2017)

Ricafuente, Alrom Christian

Alrom Christian P. Ricafuente is an Aklanon writer. He writes poems, essays, short stories, travelogues, and novels. He is currently taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Biological Science in Aklan Catholic College as his second course.
His poem, ‘The Fear’, won first place in Literati Day’s Poem Writing Contest in August 2016 under the theme, language and literature advancing through the years. His poem, ‘My Dear Graduation’, and his short story, ‘The Man in Barong Tagalog’, both won second place in Literati’s Day Poem and Short Story Writing Contests in August 2015 under the theme, sharing culture through the power of language. His poem, ‘Living the Christian Way’, second place while his short story, ‘Three White Feathers’, won third place in Literati Day’s Poem and Short Story Writing Contests under the theme, language and Christian in Christian faith.

Angel’s Feathers: A Collection of Poems, copyrighted 2017

Reyes, Jun Cruz

Jun Cruz Reyes is a sui-generis writer, he was formerly known as the “enfant terrible” of Philippine Letters and is now considered as one of the finest and most accomplished writers in Philippine literature. According to critics, Jun Cruz Reyes changed and raised the standards of writing in the Philippines by introducing and popularizing “wikang kanto” (language of the street corner/informal language) to Philippine Literature at a time when almost everyone was mightily espousing the dicta of High-Formalism, shunning dissenters and emerging voices in the process. He won his first Palanca in 1973 with his first short story “Isang Lumang Kuwento” (An Old Tale), his first novel “Tutubi, Tutubi Huwag kang Pahuhuli sa Mamang Salbahe (Dragonfly, Dragonfly, Do Not Let the Bad Guy Catch You) was given the Grand Prize for the Novel Category (Co-Winner) of the Palanca Awards in 1983. His First Book, a collection of his award winning short-stories, “Utos ng Hari at Iba Pang Kuwento” (The King’s Behest and Other Stories) won the National Book Award for Fiction (1983). He would receive the same Award with “Tutubi, Tutubi…” (Dragonfly, Dragonfly…) and Etsa-Puwera, in 1987 and 2001 respectively. His Novel “Etsa-Puwera”, considered by many as one of the finest novels written by a Filipino, earned the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize, Novel Category, in 1998. The Manila City Government in an awarding ceremonies presided by Mayor Alfredo Lim, gave him a plaque of recognition calling him: “Patnubay ng Lahi” (Beacon of the Nation). The Bulacan Provincial Government, in a similar gesture of appreciation, recognized him as “Dangal ng Lipi” (Pride of the Race). Last 2014, the Royal Family of Thailand conferred Jun Cruz Reyes the prestigious S.E.A. Write Award.
Jun Cruz Reyes, aside from being an award-winning writer, is also enjoying a certain degree of popularity among the Filipino reading population as proven by his works undergoing multiple publications. His oeuvre has been described as “witty” and “satirical,” often expounding on social issues, hence, earning the ire of conservative critics and hot headed bureaucrats that represent the establishment.

Aside from being creative writer, Jun Cruz Reyes is also a multi-talented artist, for this, National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera called him a “genius” an epithet he sparilingly attaches to someone’s name. In fact, the only individual other than Reyes whom Dr. Lumbera called a genius was Dr. Jose Rizal, the foremost National Hero of the Philippines. Jun Cruz Reyes or Amang (literally, father) as he is called by his many mentees, is also a sculptor, filmmaker (he won a Catholic Mass Media Award for his documentary film “Dumagat, Ibong Lagalag”) and painter that has mounted, so far, six one-man-shows.

1. Ph. D. Malikhaing Pagsulat (Creative Writing)/ Filipino, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2008

2. M.A. Malikhaing Pagsulat (Creative Writing)/ Filipino, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1999
*Most Outstanding Graduate Student, Chancellor’s Award, 1999

3. A.B. Political Science, Lyceum of the Philippines, 1969

4. B.S. Foreign Service, Lyceum of the Philippines, 1969

Organizations and Affiliations
1. Founder, Palihang nasa Linya— a workshop designed to cater the need of a multimedia writing, originally conceived as a workshop online, but due to technical difficulties, it is being held every Saturday at the College of Arts and Letters from December to April. It is now on is second year. Panelists are selected from their different areas of specialization.

2. Fellow (now being called as associate), UP Institute of Creative Writing (formerly Creative Writing Center). The ICW is an institution that’s only to open to excellent scope of national literature. Four of its associates have received the National Artist Award for Literature namely: Prof. Francisco Arcellana, N.V.M. Gonzales, Virgilio Almario, and Dr. Bievenido Lumbera.

3. Member, Board of Directors: Philippine PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists).

4. Chair: Writers in Prison Committee, Philippine PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists).

5. Artistic Director: Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center (AVHRC).

6. Honorary Chair/ Founder: Samahang Anak Hagunoy (Sons and Daughters of Hagonoy), founded in 2002. The group gives free weekly workshops on writing, painting, and film documentary. A major workshop is being held annually. It also publishes the monthly Dyaryo Hagunoy where the products of the of the workshops were printed. The group was lucky to have lecturers and/or panelists such as Dr. Benilda Santos of the Ateneo de Manila University, Ave Perez Jacob of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Dean Rose Torres-Yu of UP-D, Director Vim Nadera and Rene Villanueva of the ICW, Luna Sicat, Dong Abay, Mes de Guzman and Khavn de la Cruz. It also led the rise of the monument of Amado V. Hernandez in the village where he was born. They also collect important books for a village high school in Hagunoy, Bulacan. Some of the workshop’s products made it to the UP not only in the field of writing. A school was also built but is still not open because it’s being used by the military as temporary camp. Nevertheless, book donations continue to pour for the school.

7. Founder: Pasaway Unltd. (Panayam-sanayam ng mga writers at artists na young, or Workshop-seminar for Young Writers and Artists): Pasaway, which literally means “transgressive,” is an organization of contemporary multimedia/multi-talent practitioners in Filipino in the country such as Khavn de la Cruz, Mes de Guzman, Allan Derain, Edgar Samar, Norman Wilwayco, and Eros Atalia.

8. Founder: Malate Literary Journal, De La Salle University, 1986.

9. Founding Member: Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Writers Union of the Philippines).

Books Written

1. Ka Amado, Ang Paghahanap ng Nawawalang Epiko ng Katagalugan (Ka Amado, Searching for the Lost Epic of the Tagalogs) (non-fiction/biography of Amado V. Hernandez). UP Press, 2010

2. Isang Imbestigasyon sa: Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Autobiography na Mali (An Investigation On: The Last Farm Girl and the False Authobiography), Anvil Publishing, 2011.

3. Armando, (sole authorship, biography, creative non-fiction), AVHRC Pub. Q.C. in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2006.

4. Etsa-puwera (Historical Novel), UP Press, 2000.

5. Ilang Talang Luma mula sa Talaarawan ng isang may Nunal sa Talampakan (Some Old Notes fom the Diary of a Wanderlust) A collection of essays. UP Press, 1998.

6. Ilang Taon na ang Problema Mo? (How Long are your Woes?) (non-fiction), Anvil Publishing, 1998.

7. Mga Daluyong, mga Unos sa Panahon ni Rolando Olalia (biography, writing grant), Kalikasan, Press, 1995.

8. Negros (1 short story, 10 poems, and an essay), Kalikasan Press, 1988.

9. Tutubi-tutubi, Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe (Dragonfly, Dragonfly, Do Not Let the Bad Guy Catch You) New Day Publishing, 1986/ UP Press, 2004

10. Utos ng Hari at iba pang Kuwento (The King’s Behest and Other Stories), New Day Publishing, 1981/ UP Press, 2002.

Other Written Works
1. Kung Paano Pinapatay ang mga Multo (Slaying Ghosts) (non-fiction), Philippine Collegian Literary Folio, 2006.

2. Column, Pinoy Weekly, 2005-2007

2.1 Ang Politika ng Ewan o kung bakit ang problema ni Kris Aquino ay problema rin natin, March 14-20, 2007, p.12.
2.2. Palengke, February 14-20, 2007, p12.
2.3. Survival Kit, Feb.14-20, 2007, p12.
2.4. Ang Papel ng Magandang Tao sa MundongTuliro II (The Role of Beautiful People in This Disturbed World I), January 31-Feb. 6, 2007, p12.
2.5. Ang Papel ng Magandang Tao sa MundongTuliro I (The Role of Beautiful People in This Disturbed World II), Feb. 12-23, 2007, p12.
2.6. Ang Problema ng Pagsusulat bilang Usaping Pangkalusugan II (The Problematics of Writing as Discourse on Health II), Dec. 13-19, 2006, p12.
2.7. Ang Problema ng Pagsusulat bilang Usaping Pangkalusugan I (The Problematics of Writing as Discourse on Health II), Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2006, p12.

3. Cultural Studies, Pinoy Weekly, 2005-2007

3.1. Trahedyang Pinoy: Sa Loob at Labas ng ULTRA (A Filipino Tragedy: ULTRA from within and without), Feb. 8-14, 2006, p12.
3.2. Pinoy Hallelujah, Nov. 23-29, 2005, p11.
3.3. Sa Pula, Sa Itim: Ang Problema kay Darna (Red or Black: The Problem with Darna), Sept. 29- Oct. 5, 2005.
d. Ang Pag-aapuhap sa Di Maapuhap na Idolo (Grasping for the Elusive Idol), June 22-28, 2005, p1.
3.4. American Idol: Ang Pagbangon sa nakalugmok na Imahe ng Amerika (American Idol: How America Reconstructs Its Tainted Image), June 15-21, 2005, p12.

Books Edited
1. Ang 13 Pasaway: Mga Kwentong Postmodern sa Filipino (The 13 Transgressors: Postmodern Filipino Stories), Visprint Inc., 2014.
2. Lyrics/Lirika, English Translation of Dong Abay’s songs, Editor

3. Bigkis, NCCA-funded project, Editor-in-chief and Introduction.

4. Likhaan Journal IV, An Anthology of Contemporary Filipino Literature in English and Filipino, Editor-in-chief, 2010.

5. Likhaan, Maikling Kuwento 1999, UP Press, 1999

6. Likhaan, Maikling Kuwento 1997, UP Press, 1997

Book Introductions
1. Ultraviolins, Khavn Dela Cruz, UP Press, 2008

2. Mga Kuwento ng Batang Kaning Lamig, Nicanor David, Jr., Fox Literary House, Inc., 2008

3. Manual sa Pagpapatiwakal at iba pang Kuwento, Eros Atalia, U.S.T. Press, 2006

4. Alibangbang (ikalawang edisyon), Rolando Tolentino, Anvil Publishing, 2000

5. Pitada, Ely Guieb III, Anvil Publishing, 1994

6. Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog, Edgar Samar, Anvil Publishing, 2009

7. Tugmaang Matatabil, Axel Pinpin, Southern Voices Printing Press, 2008

8. Mga Kuwento ng Pakikibaka, Cesario Y. Gerilyero Torres, Kalikasan Press, 1991

9. Peksman (mamatay ka man), Nagsisinungaling Ako, Eros Atalia, Visual Print Enterprises, 2007

10. Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag, Allan Derain

Lifetime Achievement Awards and Recognitions
1. U.P. Press, Centennial Publication Awards, for the Novel Etsa-puwera, 2008

2. Gold Prize Winner, Philippine Literary Centennial Publication Awards, for the Novel Etsa-puwera, 1999.

3. Gawad Natatanging Publikasyon (Exemplary Publication Award), (an award tantamount to an international award), Office of the U.P. President, 2001

4. Gawad Alagad ni Balagtas (Disciple of Balagtas), Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), 2002.

5. Dangal ng Lipi ng Bulacan (Pride of the Race), sa Arte at Panitikan, Provincial Government of Bulacan, 1994.

6. Patnubay ng Lahi sa Literatura (Beacon of the Nation in Literature), City Government of Manila, 2012.

7. PANDAWAN: Ani ng Sining ng Mga Bulakenyo, given by the Provincial Government of Bulacan, in cooperation with the Bulacan State University, February 2014.

8. Jun Cruz Reyes Marker, Walk of Fame, Bulacan Provincial Capitol Garden, Malolos City, Bulacan, 2001.

9. Most Outstanding Alumnus for Literature and the Arts, Diamond Anniversary, Hagunoy Institute, Hagunoy, Bulacan, 2001.

10. Cited in the Cultural Center of the Philippines “Encyclopedia of Philippine Arts, Vol. 9, 1994, Manila.

10.1. p. 48- “…Jun Cruz Reyes uses “salitang kanto” or street language in his short stories to express his political leanings towards the masses, the one who use the language of the streetcorner…”
10.2. p. 256- “…Jun Cruz Reyes’ ‘Syeyring’ (Sharing), 1987, is an attempt at an inside look into the NPA by tracing the personal histories of the peasants who have joined it.”
10.3. p. 270- “Novel in Filipino: Tutubi! Tutubi! ‘Wag kang Magpapahuli sa Mamang Salbahe (Dragonfly! Dragonfly! Don’t Let The Bad Man Catch You), 1982 by Jun Cruz Reyes…
10.4. p. 297- “…Among those who have given lectures for Katha are Jun Cruz Reyes, etc…”
10.5. p. 340- “Galian: Mga Akda sa Panahon ng Krisis, 1983. Editors, V. Almario, M. Bigornia and R. Villanueva. The short stories are by Fanny Garcia, Jun Cruz Reyes and Lilia Quinzoda Santiago.
10.6. p. 392- “Kamao: Panitikan ng Protesta 1970-1986 (kuwento) Editors, Alfredo Salonga, 1987. Kasama ang kwentong Syering ni Reyes”
10.7. p. 402- Cited Reyes’ “Utos ng Hari” as one of the “major works in short stories.
10.8. p. 495- “Reyes’ contribution to The Urian Anthology as member of Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino”
10.9. p. 723-724 biodata of Jun Cruz Reyes.

11. South East Asia Write Award, Royal Family of Thailand, 2014


Books Published
1. Imbestigasyon sa: Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Authobiography na Mali, Creative Writing Grant, Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, 2008.

1.1. Centennial Profesorial Chair Award, Universiry of the Philippines, Diliman, June 2012.
1.2. Filipino Readers Choice Awards, Novel in Filipino category, online, July 2012.
1.3. Gintong Aklat (Golden Book), National Publisher’s Association, August 2012.
1.4. Sole Nominee, National Book Awards, Manila Critic Circle, November 2012.

2. Etsa-puwera,

2.1. UP Centennial Publication Award, UP Press, 2008.
2.2. Gold Prize, Philippine Centennial Literary Awards for Literature, 1988.
2.3. Gawad Natatanging Publikasyon, Office of the President, UP-D, 2001.
2.4. National Book Awards, Manila Critic Circle, 2002.
2.5. Writing Grant, Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1999.
2.6. Gawad Pagkilala, Most Outstanding Faculty, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, 1999.
2.7. Resolusyon ng Pagkilala, Panlalawigang Pamahalaan ng Bulacan, 1999.
2.8. Resolusyon ng Pagkilala, Konseho, Pamahalaang Bayang ng Hagunoy.

3. Tutubi-tutubi, Wag Kang Magpahuli sa Mamang Salbahe

3.1. Certified best Seller, U.P. Press
3.2. National Book Awards, Manila Critic Circle, 1987
3.3. Grand Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1982.

4. Ka Amado, Ang Paghahanap sa Nawawalang Epiko ng Katagalugan (biography of Amado V. Hernandez), University of the Philippine Press

4.1. One of the nominated as the Best Dissertation, College of Arts and Letters, 2009.
4.2. Creative Writing Grant, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2007.

5. Armando, (biography of Armando Teng), Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center, 2006. Creative Writing Grant, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines, Diliman,2006.

6. Utos ng Hari at iba pang Kuwento, New Day Publishing, 1981/University of the Philippines Press, 2002, National Book Awards, Manila Critic Cirle, 1982.

Short Story
1. Syeyring (Sharing), 2nd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1986.

2. Mga Kwentong Kapos (Unfinished Stories), 3rd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1979

3. Utos ng Hari (The Kings Behest), 3rd prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1978

4. Araw ng mga Buldozer at Dapithapon ng isang Bangkang Papel sa Buhay ni Ato (Day of Buldozers and The Twilight of A Paper Boat in the Life of Ato) , 2nd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1977

5. Mula kay Tandang Iskong Basahan, mga Tagpi-tagping Alaala (From Old Man Isko, Scraps of Memories) 3rd prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1975.

6. Isang Lumang Kwento (An Old Tale), 3rd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1973.

1. Ilang Talang Luma Mula sa Talaarawan ng Isang my Nunal sa Talampakan I (Some Old Notes fom the Diary of a Wanderlust I), 3rd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1986.

2. Ilang Talang Luma Mula sa Talaarawan ng Isang my Nunal sa Talampakan II (Some Old Notes fom the Diary of a Wanderlust), 3rd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1980.

1. Syeyring (Sharing), 3rd Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1986.

2. Paano ba Humabi ng mga Pangarap (How Does One Weave Dreams?), Hon. Mention, Talaang Ginto (Citation, Talaang Ginto), Surian ng Wikang Pambansa (SWP), 1986

3. Isang Tula para sa Iyo (A Poem for You), Hon. Mention, Talaang Ginto, Surian ng Wikang Pambansa (SWP), 1982

Movie Documentary
1. Dumagat Ibong Lagalag (Dumagat, Wandering Bird), Outstanding Documentary Film, Catholic Mass Media Awards, 1986.

Other Awards and Honors Received
1. Gawad Leopoldo Yabes, Pinakamahusay na Assistant Professor, Collage of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2003

2. Holder, Gloria Villaraza Professional Chair, College of Arts and Letters, U.P. System. S.Y. 2000-2001

3. Most Outstanding Graduate Student, Chancellor’s Award, U.P. Diliman, 1999

Literary Activities
1. Panelist. 11th Ateneo National Writer’s Workshop. Ateneo de Manila University. May 21-25, 2012

2. Speaker. “Fiction Writing” and “On Culture and Counter-Culture”, 72nd CEGP National Press Convention

Ramos, Matthew Jacob

Matthew Jacob Ramos or Jake Ramos holds a BFA in both Creative Writing and Information Design from the Ateneo de Manila University. He is a graphic designer by day and a content creator by night. He has published works in both Philippine Genre Stories and Philippine Speculative Fiction and was recently a fellow of both the Cornelio Faigao National Writer’s Workshop and the Silliman University National Writer’s Workshop. He currently resides in Cebu City with a dog named Winter.


  • “Kaptan” – Philippine Speculative Fiction 11
  • “The Tower and the Kite” – Philippine Genre Stories
  • “Terminal Gods” – workshopped at the Silliman University Writer’s Workshop
  • “Fire Therapy” – workshopped at the Silliman University Writer’s Workshop
  • “Here Be Dragons” – awaiting peer review

Rivera, Patria Cabatuando

Filipino-Canadian writer Patria Rivera’s first poetry collection, Puti/White (Frontenac House Media, Calgary, Alberta, 2005), was shortlisted for the 2006 Canadian Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She has also published two other book of poems, The Bride Anthology (Frontenac House Media, 2007) and BE, (Signature Editions, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2011), and co-authored two chapbooks, Weathering: An Exchange of Poems (Silver Maple Press, 2008) and Sixth from the Sixth (2001). The Time Between, Rivera’s fourth poetry collection, will be published by Signature Editions in 2018.

Rivera’s poetry is featured in Oxford University Press’s Perspectives in Ideology, and in Elana Wolff’s Implicate me: short essays on reading contemporary poems. Her poems have also been published in the Literary Review of Canada, Fireweed, and other Canadian and international publications.

In 1997 Rivera won an honourable mention in the ARC Poetry Magazine Second Annual Poem of the Year Contest for her poem, “Living on the borders, dying in the margins.”

In 2005 her poem, “Rare species,” was selected as the second-prize winner in the Eric Hill Award of Poetic Excellence competition held by QWERTY, a literary journal published by the English Department of the University of New Brunswick.

Rivera has received fellowships from the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle International Writers’ Retreat Centre in Scotland. She was also a recipient of the Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Rivera graduated with a journalism degree from the University of the Philippines. She has also undertaken media and editing studies at the International Training Institute in Sydney, Australia, the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin, Germany, and the Nieman Centre for Journalism at Harvard University.



2018: The Time Between, Signature Editions, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Forthcoming in 2018

2011: BE, Signature Editions, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,

2007: The Bride Anthology, Frontenac House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada  (

2005: Puti/White, Frontenac House Calgary, Alberta, Canada,(



2008: Weathering: An Exchange of Poems (co-author), Silver Maple Press, Republished online in Poemeleon, May 2010 (

2001: Six from the Sixth (co-author), Sixth Floor Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



2014, “When pity plays the piano,” I Found It at the Movies, Ruth Roach Pierson, Ed., Guernica Editions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2010: “Cold War: 1957,” Review, Implicate me: short essays on reading contemporary poems, Elana Wolff, Guernica Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009: Poem, “Cold War, 1957,” Perspectives in Ideology Book Series, Oxford University Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2007: “The Bride Muses the Might-Have-Beens,” Literary Review of Canada, March 2007

2007: “Rules of Engagement” Literary Review of Canada, March 2007

1997: “Three Poems,” Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly of Writing, Politics, Art & Culture, Toronto, Ontario



2006: Finalist, Canadian Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Ontario, Canada

2007: Co-Recipient, Filipino Global Literary Award for Poetry for Puti/White

2005: Second Prize, “Rare species,” Eric Hill Award of Poetic Excellence Competition, QWERTY (Literary Journal), English Department, University of New Brunswick.

1997: Honourable Mention, “Living on the borders, dying in the margins,” ARC Poetry Magazine Second Annual Poem of the Year Contest

Reyes, Severino

Si Severino Reyes ay isang manunulat na Filipino. Siya ay ipinanganak sa Sta. Cruz, Maynila noong 11 Pebrero 1861. Produkto siya ng Colegio de San Juan de Letran sa Intramuros at ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas. Nag-aral siya ng pilosopiya noong siya ay nasa kolehiyo.

Ang kanyang mga magulang ay sina Rufino Reyes at Andrea Rivera.

Noong 1902, itinatag niya  ang Grand Compania de Zarzuela Tagala. Naging direktor din siya rito. Di nagtagal, ang kanyang grupo ay sumikat sa buong Maynila at kahit pa sa malalapit na bayan at lalawigan. Ang dula niyang Walang Sugat ay isa sa pinakatanyag niyang akda.

Pagkatapos ng mga dalawang dekada, nagsulat siya para sa magasin na Liwayway. Dito isinilang ang seryeng Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang. Nagtataglay ito ng sari-saring salaysay mula sa mahusay na pagkukuwento ni Lola Basyang, isang tauhan na hinango ni Reyes mula sa matandang babae na kanilang kapitbahay, si Gervacia de Guzman. 

Pumanaw si Reyes noong 15 Setyembre 1942.

Ngunit hanggang ngayon ay namamangha ang kabataang Filipino sa mga kuwento ni Severino Reyes dahil muling isinalaysay ng manunulat na si Christine Bellen ang ilan sa mga ito.


Reyes, Edgardo M.

Si Edgardo M. Reyes ay isang nobelista, kuwentista at scriptwriter sa wikang Filipino. Isa siya sa pinaka-prolific na awtor ng kanyang panahon. Karamihan ng kanyang akda ay unang lumabas sa mga magasin na Liwayway at Bulaklak. Kasapi si Reyes  sa Agos sa Disyerto anthology. 

Siya ay isinilang noong 20 Setyembre 1936 at pumanaw noong 15 Mayo 2012 sa Taytay, Rizal.



Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag (naging pelikula rin ito na idinerehe ng National Artist na si Lino Brocka, isinalin naman ang nobela sa napakaraming wika sa buong mundo)

Ang Mundong Ito ay Lupa

Laro sa Baga

Mga Uod at Rosas

Sa Aking Panahon

Diwalwal: Bundok ng Ginto

Isla: Si Tarzan, Si Jane at si Chito

Rosas: Mga Piling Kuwentong Puso

Hoy, Mister, Ako ang Misis Mo 

Sa Kagubatan ng Lungsod

P.S. I Love You

Boy Pana