Teodoro, John Iremil

John Iremil Teodoro is from San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. He is Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Coordinator at the Literature Department in the College of Liberal Arts of De La Salle University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Doctor of Philosophy in Literature from DLSU. He is a multi-awarded writer in Kinaray-a, Filipino, Hiligaynon, and English. He is the author of more than 12 books and his collection of short essays Pagmumuni-muni at Pagtatalak ng Sirenang Nagpapanggap na Prinsesa won the National Book Award from the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board. Teodoro is also a scholar of Hiligaynon Literature. He contributes reviews, travel pieces, and cultural reportage to AGUNG, The Daily Tribune, and Liwayway magazine. He is presently the Secretary General of Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL or the Writers Union of the Philippines.) On weekdays he lives in a condominium unit with a view of Manila Bay and on weekends he lives in Pasig City where he owns a small garden with bougainvilleas.

Teodosio, Jose Dennis C.

Jose Dennis C. Teodosio writes for TV, cinema, print, advertising, and the stage.

He was a fellow in the UP Likhaan (for poetry in Filipino, 1996, and for one-act play in Filipino, mid-career, 2007) and the Iligan National Writers Workshops (for one-act play in Filipino, 2002). He was one of the scholars of the 1st ABS-CBN2/Ricky Lee Course in Soap Writing and was part of the Star Cinema Concept Development Group.

His works were anthologized in “Likhaan Journal 10” (UP Press, 2016), “Transfiksyon” (UP Press, 2014), “Mga Piling Dula mula sa Virgin Lab Fest, 2005-2008: Unang Antolohiya,” (CCP, 2009), “Ladlad 3: An Anthology of Philippine Gay Writing” (Anvil Publishing, 2007), “Writing to the Future: Poetika at Politika ng Malikhaing Pagsulat”, (UP-ICW & NCCA, 2008), and  “Writing to the Music of Pestle-on-Mortar: The 9thIligan National Writers Workshop,” (MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, 2003).

His works garnered prizes from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (screenplay, teleplay, one-act play, and essay), NCCA, Gawad Ka Amado, the PBBY-Salanga Writer’s Prize, Gawad Teatro Bulawan, CineManila International Film Festival, Star Cinema, Viva Films, Philippine Pink Film Festival, Film Development Foundation of the Philippines, Film Academy of the Philippines, Anak TV, Gawad Tanglaw, the Aliw Awards, Migration Advocacy & Media Awards, China-Southeast Asia-South Asia TV Arts Week, and the Asian TV Awards.

He has 40 stage plays to his credit. His Virgin Lab Fest portfolio includes 11 works, namely: ‘Gee-Gee At Waterina’ (VLF1, 2005), ‘Baka-Sakali’ (VLF2, 2006), ‘Payb Siks’ (VLF2, 2006), ‘Bagahe’ (VLF3, 2007), ‘Pobreng Alindanaw’ (VLF3, 2007, independently produced), ‘Gumamela’ (VLF4, 2008), ‘Asunto’ (VLF4, 2008, dramatic reading), ‘Salise’ (VLF5, 2009), ‘Carmi Martin’ (VLF6, 2010), ‘Totong Hilot’ (VLF8, 2011, full-length play), and ‘Rosas’ (VLF14, 2018).  He was commissioned to write by Gantimpala Theater Foundation, PETA, Tanghalang Pilipino, and Artist Playground.

Currently, he is based in Yangon, Myanmar. He develops and writes TV series and programs for Forever Group Co., Ltd. and designs and conducts training programs for Myanmar Media Development Center. In 2014, he founded the Yangon-based independent film group, ‘The Creative Playground’. He was challenged to write, direct, and produce short Myanmar features (narrative and documentary). His short Myanmar features were screened and recognized in film festivals in Yangon, Manila, and New Delhi (Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Youth Film Festival, Wathann Film Festival, CCP Independent Film & Video Competition, and Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival), among others.

He and his take care of a cute brown poodle named Jade.

LIST OF WORKS

Sanaysay: “Salvacion”, “Likhaan Journal 10,” Edited by J. Neil Garcia.  Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2016.

Maikling Kuwento: “Terminal”, “Transfiksyon,” Edited by Rolando Tolentino and Rommel Rodrigues. Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2014.

One-Act Play: “Gee-Gee At Waterina” (VLF Draft), “Mga Piling Dula mula sa Virgin Lab Fest, 2005-2008: Unang Antolohiya,” Edited by Rody Vera.  Published by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2009.

Poems: “Si Sandra at si Sophia”/”Ang Galit ko kay Eba”, “Ladlad 3: An Anthology of Philippine Gay Writing’, Edited by Danton Remoto and J. Niel Garcia.  Published by Anvil Publishing, 2007.

Essay: “Bakit Ako Nabakla”, “Writing to the Future: Poetika at Politika ng Malikhaing Pagsulat”, Edited by Rolando B. Tolentino. Published by the Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing  through a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2008.

Oral Presentation Skills (Speechpower), 2005.

Public Speaking & Leadership Skills (Speechpower), 2005.

One-Act Play: “Gee-Gee At Waterina” (First Draft), “Writing to the Music of Pestle-on-Mortar: The 9thIligan National Writers Workshop,” Edited by Jaime An Lim, Christine F. Godinez-Ortega, and German Gervacio.  Published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, 2003.

Tabinas, Jason

Nagtapos si Jason Tabinas ng M.A. Filipino: Malikhaing Pagsulat (UP Diliman, 2014) at A.B. Economics (ADMU, 2008).

Premyado sa Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (2ndprize, Tula, 2017), Maningning Miclat Poetry Award (Shortlisted, 2013), at Loyola Schools Award for the Arts – Creative Writing (Recipient, 2008).

Naging bahagi ng iba’t ibang palihan kabilang na ang 16th Iligan National Writing Workshop (2009), 13th Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop (2007), 2nd Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Writing Workshop (2005), at 5th Iyas National Creative Writing Workshop (2005).

Nalathala ang ilan sa kanyang mga tula at kuwento sa Hal-dyornal.com, Heights, Highchair.com.ph, Likhaan, at Philippines Free Press.

Kasalukuyan siyang Project Development Officer IV sa Industry Research and Management Information Systems Division (IRMISD) ng National Book Development Board (NBDB) at nagsilbing Associate Project Officer I sa Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).

Isinilang sa Bula, Camarines Sur noong Mayo 8, 1987, kasalukuyan siyang nakatira sa Mandaluyong City.

WORKS

Pamagat ng Akda

Publikasyon

Genre

“Tainga”

Likhaan 11 (2017) Tula

“Hagdan”

Likhaan 11 (2017)

Tula

“Balyan”

Likhaan 11 (2017) Tula
“Hangin” Likhaan 11 (2017)

Tula

“Ulan”

Likhaan 11 (2017) Tula
“Lupa” Likhaan 11 (2017)

Tula

“Baha”

Likhaan 11 (2017) Tula

“Agunyas”

Likhaan 8 (2014)

Maikling kuwento

“Ang Hindi Inaasahan”

Likhaan 4 (2010)

Tula

“Kumusta” Likhaan 4 (2010)

Tula

Tahir, Mubarak

Si Mubarak M. Tahir ay isang manunulat ng wikang Maguindanaoan at Filipino/ Tagalog mula sa Kitango, Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Isinilang siya noong ika-25 ng Disyembre 1991. Siya ay bunsong anak nina Hadji Yusof Tahir Danganan at Hadja Khadiguia Maliga na pawing tubong Maguindanao.

Nakapagtapos ng kolehiyo sa Batsilyer ng Sining sa Filipino sa Pamantasang Bayan ng Mondanao (Mindanao State University), Lungsod ng Marawi bilang Cum Laude noong April 9, 2014. Naging kontribyutor siya ng Mindanao Varsitarian (Ang Opisyal na Publikasyon ng mga Mag-aaral ng MSU Marawi). Sa parehong taon din nakapagsulat siya ng “Su Migkamala a Inged” o “the Dried Land” na naging bahagi ng 24 naratibo ng 24 apat na manunulat mula sa Pilipinas na naisulat sa iba’t ibang wika at may salin sa wikang Ingles. Ang mga piksyon at tula ay nakapaloob sa AGAM na inilimbag ng Institue Climate and Sustainable Cities. Ang AGAM ay nagkamit ng gawad gaya ng National Book Awards 2015 at Gintong Aklat Awards 2016 bilang Best English Anthology Book.

Mula taong 2014 hanggang 2016 ay nakapagturo siya bilang instraktor ng Filipino sa Mindanao State University, Lungsod ng Heneral Santos. Lumipat siya sa Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus bilang Special Science Teacher sa Filipino. Noong 2017 ay pumasa siya sa Professional Licensure Examination for Teachers. Kasalukuyan nnaman siyang kumukuha ng Masters of Arts in Education major in Teaching in Filipino sa University of Mindanao, Lungsod ng Davao.

Noong 2017 ay isa siya sa nagkamit ng parangal sa 67th Carlos Memorial Palanca Awards for Literature sa kategorya ng sanaysay sa Filipino bilang ikatlong gantimpala para sa akdang “Aden Bon Besen Uyag-uyag (May Buhay Pa Pala)”- isang personal na sanaysay tungkol sa bayan ng Maguindanao sa panahon ng digmaan.
Naging malaking inspirasyon sa kanya ang kanyang pagkapanalo sa Gawad Palanca at bilang kauna-unahang Maguindnaoan na nanalo, kaya nagpatuloy siya sa pagsusulat ng mga sanaysay, maikling kuwento at tula. Ang kanyang mga akda ay ipinasa niya sa iba’t ibang worksyap sa pagsulat gaya ng Davao Writers Workshop 2017 at 25th Iligan National Writers Workshop na parehong natanggap ang kanyang mga katha at napili bilang fellow.

Ang kanyang mga akda ay lagi’t laging nakakabit ang kanyang identidad bilang Maguindanaoan na naglalahad at naglalarawan ng kultura nito kaya mula sa mga pamagat nito ay kakikitaan na ng tatak dahil sa wikang ginamit.

Ang kanyang mga akdang piksyon, tula, at sanaysay ay nailathala sa ALPAS Journal, Cotabato Literary Journal, Dagmay (Davao Writers Journal), at Sun Star Davao gaya ng Maguindanao: Ang Aking Pagkakakilanlan, May Buhay Pa Pala, Padiyan: Lagakan ng Kuwento ng Maguindanao, Manika, at Ang mga Kaluluwa sa Bayan.

Para sa kanya, isang instrumento at daluyan ng pagpapakilala sa kanyang kinagisnang kultura. Batid niyang malaki at mahalaga ang kanyang tungkulin bilang isang manunulat na Maguindanaoan. Maraming manunulat na mula sa pangkat ng mga Moro ngunit iilan lamang ang kilala dahil sa kawalan ng akses sa iba’t ibang paglalathala at pagpapalimbag kaya nais niyang ipakilala ang kultura ng Maguindanaoan na hatid ng bagong sibol na manunulat.

Nagsusulat at patuloy siyang magsusulat para sa mga Moro, para sa Maguindanaoan, para sa mga Pilipinong handing makinig at bukas ang isipan para sa mga Maguindanaoan, hindi dahil kinakailangan nilang makisimpatya sa sitwasyon naming, ngunit bilang mga Pilipino tungkulin natin na alamin upang malinang ang kultural at sosyal na kamalayan. Sa pamamagitan nito, magkaroon ng paunang hakbang sa pagbubura ng negatibong mga pananaw o persepsyon sa pangkat ng mga Moro, kawalan ng pagkakapantay-pantay at diskriminasyon.

PUBLISHED WORKS

1. Su Mga Ngiyawa Kanu Inged (Ang Mga Kaluluwa sa Bayan)
Isang tula na naisulat sa wikang Maguindanaoan at isinalin sa Filipino batay sa anadiplosis na pamaraan. Nailathala ito sa Dagmay noong Marso 18, 2018 at sa Cotabato Lierary Journal para sa April Issue.

2. Manika
Isang piksyon na kasama sa ALPAS Journal para sa year-end issue noong 2017

3. Padiyan: Lagakan ng Kuwento ng Maguindanao
Isang personal na sanaysay na kasama sa ALPAS Journal para sa year-end issue noong 2017

4. Aden Bon Besen Uyag-uyag (May Buhay Pa Pala)
Personal na sanaysay na nailathala sa Dagmay noong Disyembre 17, 2017 at sa Cotabato Lierary Journal noong Disyembre 14, 2017

5. Ang Aking Pagkakakilanlan
Isang personal na sanaysay na nailathala sa Dagmay noong July 5, 2017

Toledo, Joel M.

Joel M. Toledo holds a Masters degree in English Studies (Poetry) from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where he likewise finished two undergraduate degrees (Journalism and Creative Writing). He has authored five books of poetry – Chiaroscuro , The Long Lost Startle, Ruins and ReconstructionsFault Setting, and The Blue Ones are Machines. Toledo was the recipient of the 2006 NCCA Literary Prize and has won awards for his poetry in English, including two Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards, The Philippines Free Press Literary Award, The Meritage Press Poetry Prize in San Francisco, USA, and was the first Asian to win the Bridport Prize for Poetry in Dorset, United Kingdom. He was the last Literary Editor of the now-defunct Philippines Free Press magazine. A recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Creative Arts Residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy, he was the Philippine delegate to the 2011 International Writers Program at the University of Iowa, USA. He is currently working on his sixth collection of poems. Toledo teaches Literature at Miriam College.

Torres, Denver Ejem

Denver Ejem Torres is a poet and essayist. He writes in two languages, English and Bisaya. He earned his degree in English Language & Literature Studies from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He’s been a Fellow for Literary Translation and Poetry to several writers’ workshops. His poems have been published in the Philippines, Singapore, India and the USA. His essay Restoring the lost hiniktan has been included in Kritika Kultura’s anthology of Contemporary Philippine Essay. In 2012, his essay How Gemino Abad got me published won a prize in a national competition sponsored by National Bookstore and Philippine Star. His upcoming first book, a poetry collection, is called Hate-eating birds.

Recent Works
1. Chao Phraya & other poems – Upcoming in Carayan Journal (Online)
2. I have a problem with poems & other poems – Upcoming in Under the Southern Skies Anthology (Xavier University, Edited by Arlene Yandug) (Print)
3. Typhoon Sendong – Upcoming Sustaining the Archipelago: An Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry (Print)
4. The Roads of Bali – one of the regular essay contributions to Sun.Star Weekend – January 22, 2017 (Print & Online)
5. Restoring the lost hiniktan – Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Essay – Kritika Kultura Issue 26 – February 2016; Ateneo de Manila University (Online)
6. The Word Jar (Poem) – Silliman Journal; Tribute Issue to the Tiempos; Silliman University, Volume 54 Number 2 – July to December 2013 (Print)7. After the quake – Verses Typhoon Yolanda; Meritage Press, USA, Edited by Eileen Tabios
(Print)
8. Summertime & other poems (a collection of 12); Assaracus Journal Issue 10, USA (Print)
9. Adobo (Poem) Querida: Anthology; Edited by Tuvera, Hau & Reyes; Anvil (Print)
10. Typhoon Sendong (poem) – Quarterly Literary Review Singapore; Vol 11. No.2 (Online)

Tolentino, Rolando B.

Rolando B. Tolentino is the current director of the UP Institute for Creative Writing. He is also a faculty member of the UP College of Mass Communication. He is the founding chair of Katha, the fictionists group in Filipino, and is a member of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino and the Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND-UP). His works include: Sakit ng Kalingkingan: 100 Dagli sa Edad ng Krisis (2005), Kuwentong Syudad (co-editor, 2002), Sapinsaping Pag-ibig at Pagtangis: Tatlong Novella ng Pagsinta’t Paghinagpis (1999); Fastfood, Megamall at iba pang kwento sa pagsasara ng ikalawang milenyum (1999); Relasyon: Mga Kwuwento ng Paglusong at Pag-ahon (co-editor, 1999); Ali*bang+Bang atpb. Kwento (1994); Habilin: Antolohiya ng Katha Para sa Pambansang Kasarinlan (co-editor, 1991); Engkwentro: Kalipunan ng mga Akda ng Kabataang Manunulat (co-editor, 1990).

He has received many awards here and abroad, namely: Distinguished Visitor, UC-Berkeley and UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Consortium (2006), Visiting Fellow, Sociology Department, National University of Singapore (Jul 2005-Dec 2006), Obermann Summer Research Fellowship (2004), Best Arts Book, Gintong Aklat, (2002), Writer’s Prize, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2001), Manila Critics Circle Award for Best Film Criticism Book (2001); Gawad Chancellor for Best Literary Work (2001); Lily Monteverde Professorial Chair (2000-2001); UP International Publication Award (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003); Henry Sy Professorial Chair (1998-1999); Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1998, 1994, 1991; Research Grant, U.P. Office of Research Coordination, 1998-1999, 1999-2000; Research Grant, U.P. Center for Integrative Development Studies, 1997-1998; Angara Fellowship, U.P. Women’s Studies Center, 1997-1998; Belmonte Creative Writing Grant, U.P. College of Arts and Letters, 1997-1998; Research Grant, Sumitomo Foundation, 1997-1998; CCP Gawad para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, 1996; All University Predoctoral Merit Fellowship, USC, 1993-1996; Fulbright Grant to pursue Ph.D. in area of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, 1992-1996; Writing Grant, Cultural Center of the Philippines; Thesis Grant, Philippine Social Science Council, 1991.

RECENT WORKS

Critical Essays

  1. Books
  •             Indie Cinema at Mga Sanaysay sa Topograpiya ng Pelikula ng Filipinas (Manila: UST Publishing House, 2017)
  •             Kabataang Kulturang Popular at Mga Sanaysay sa Kartograpiya ng Disaster at Aktibismo sa Filipinas (Manila: UST Publishing House, 2017)
  •             New Media at Mga Sanaysay sa Platitude ng Bagong Objek ng Media at Mediasyon sa Filipinas (Manila:  UST Publishing House, 2017)
  •             Keywords Essays on Philippine Media and Neocolonialisms (Quezon City:  Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2016)
  •             Co-editor with Gary Devilles, Kritikal na Espasyo ng Kulturang Popular (Critical Space in Popular Culture, Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2015)
  1. Journals
  •              Editor, “Queer Media and Representations,” Plaridel (Philippine Journal of Media and Communication) Issue 18 9:2, Aug 2012.
  •              Special Issue Editor, “Vaginal Economy: Cinema and Sexuality in the Post-Marcos, Post-Brocka Philippines,” positions: east asia cultures critique 19:2, Fall 2011.
  •              Issue Editor, Media and Ethnicity, Plaridel (Journal of Philippine Communication and Media, UP College of Mass Communication) 3:1, Feb 2006.
  1. Articles
  •             “Epilog: Pagmumundo ng Bago sa Panitikan o Kung Paano Hindi na Isilang Pa ang Luma,” Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino Espesyal na Isyung Pampanitikan (Quezon City: UP Diliman Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, 2016), 117-128.
  •             Co-writer, “Introduksiyon,” Wagi/Sawi: Mga Kuwentong Luwalhati at Pighati (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016), ix-xxxviii.
  •             “Shake, Rattle and Roll Horror Franchise and the Specter of Nation-Formation in the Philippines,” Humanities Diliman 13:1 (2016), 134-152,
  1. Reviews/features/interviews/introductions
  1. Textbooks/Teacher’s Guidebook
  •              Co-editor with Josefina Santos, Media at Lipunan (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press and UP College of Mass Communication, 2014)
  •             Co-editor with Randy Solis, Patrick Campos and Carlo Pangilinan, Communication and Media Theories (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press and UP College of Mass Communication, 2014).

Creative Works

  1. Books
  •             Araw: Mga Aporismo ng Pagkautal at Pagkaulol (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016)
  •             Gabi: Mga Aporismo ng Pagtanga at Pagtunganga (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016)
  •             Ko-editor si Rommel Rodriguez, Wagi/Sawi: Mga Kuwentong Luwalhati at Pighati (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2016)
  1. Journals
  •             Ko-editor si Vladimeir Gonzales, Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino Espesyal na Isyung Pampanitikan (Quezon City: UP Diliman Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, 2016)
  • Editor, Likhaan 5: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature (Quezon City: Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing), 2011.
  • Associate Editor, Likhaan 3: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature (Quezon City: Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing), 2009.

3. Individual Pieces

  •            “Kulay,” Ang Labingtatlong Pasaway, Jun Cruz Reyes (Pasay City: Visprint, Inc., 2014), 230-233.
  •            “Mga Tagubilin at Pamahiin (para kay Butch),” www.hal.journal (2014).
  •            “Ang Pagtulog nang Mahimbing,” Pingkian: Journal of Emancipatory and Anti-Imperialist Education 2:2 (Aug 2013), 40.
  •            “Sideline,” Dadaanin, Alwin Aguirre at Nonon Carandang, eds. (Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2011), 92.
  1. Videos/Readings/Others
  •             Director, “Bigas Song for Farmers” music video (2016), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QanahWv5dmE&list=PLD7Rc5rZK37I2pFvmKAZicyJ96TTrC1sb
  •            “Luha,” performed by Ipat Luna, Panambitan sa Kababaihan, Bistro 70s, Quezon City, 5 Aug 06
  •             “Storya,” Kundiman Gala: A Benefit for Asian American Poets, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, 30 Jan 04

Conference Papers and Discussions

  •             Paper Reader, “Queering Piolo Pascual: Commercial Male Queerness in Philippine Showbiz,” Film Stardom in Southeast Asia, Monash University Malaysia, 24-15 Nov 2016-12-12
  •             Professorial Chair Lecture, “Social Media 101: How Social Media Changed How We View Ourselves and Our Realities,” Journalism Department, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Bonifacio Hall, 17 Nov 2016
  •             Professorial Chair Lecture, “Social Media Gone Mad: On Duterte, War on Drugs, EJKs,” Journalism Department, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Bonifacio Hall, 17 Nov 2016
  •             Lecturer, “Duterte, Midya, War on Drugs: Kung Paano ang Adik at Gitnang Uring Mamamayan ay Naging Walking Dead,” 2nd AlterMidya (People’s Alternative Media Network) Congress, Quezon City, 12 Oct 2016
  •             Lecturer, “Midya,” National Conference on People’s Culture, Escalante, Negros Occidentl, 15-18 Sept 2016
  •             Lecturer, “Kulturang Popular at Narkopolitika ni Duterte: Kung Paano ang Adik at Gitnang Uring Mamamayan ay Naging Walking Dead,” Critical Pedagogy Series, CONTEND-UP Diliman, Aug 2016

Fellowships and Awards:

  • Professorial Chair Holder for Journalism, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, 2015-2016
  • Senior Scholar Grant, Fulbright, to serve as Visiting Professor and Researcher, South and Southeast Asian Studies Department, University of California Berkeley, Jan-June 2016
  • UPCMC Gawad Serbisyo 2014, 15 years of service to UP College of Mass Communication, 14 Mar 2014
  • Gawad Balagtas para sa sanaysay at katha sa Filipino, Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas, 31 Aug 2013
  • Artist 3, UP Artist Productivity System, 2015-2017
  • Artist 2, UP Artist Productivity System, 2010-2012, 2012-2014
  • UP Centennial Professorial Chair, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011
  • UP Diliman Centennial Faculty Grant, 2009-2010

Tiburon, Almayrah Abbas

Si Almayrah Abbas Tiburon ay ipinanganak sa Marawi City, bunso sa limang magkakapatid. Noong nasa kolehiyo siya ay naging aktibo sa mga paligsahan sa literature, music, at sports. Nakapagturo siya nang dalawang taon sa Marawi Capitol College Foundation at tatlong taon sa Philippine Integrated School-Main Campus. Ngayon ay kasalukuyang siyang nagtuturo sa Mindanao State University – Main Campus.

Hilig niyang magsulat mula pa noong nasa elementarya siya at ngayo’y itinuring na nga niyang libangan ang paglikha ng tula, maikling kuwento at sanaysay. Nakikita niya ang sarili na masaya sa pagsusulat dahil kahit nasa daan siya’y ibig na niyang lumipad at makarating sa bahay upang maisulat ang ideyang biglang pumasok sa isip.

Sa unang libro niya, ang Terminal (na may printed copy at ebook version), matatagpuan ang mga kuwentong tumatalakay sa maselang mundo ng kanyang tribo. Dulot ito ng totoong mga pangyayari sa lipunan. At hindi lamang  ito tungkol sa tribong Meranaw kundi maging sa iba’t ibang tribo sa Pilipinas. Ang aklat ay may himig na nakakatakot upang magbigay-sigla sa mga mambabasa.

Ang ibig ni Bb. Tiburon ay makilala ang Meranaw sa Lanao bilang isang tribo sa Pilipinas, ang tribong may sariling sining, tradisyon, at paniniwala na may kakayahang makipagsabayan sa ibang kultura. Makasaysayan ang tribong ito, at habang naglalakad ang panahon ay yumayaman ito nang yumayaman dulot ng impluwensiya ng kultura ng iba’t ibang indibidwal na napapadpad sa Lanao.

Si Bb. Tiburon ay puno ng pangarap at kahit gustuhin man niyang itulog ang pangarap na ito, para siyang binubusinahan na gaya ng pagbusina ng mga sasakyan sa terminal. Kailangan niyang gumising at maglakbay sa isang tiyak na destinasyon. Gaya ng mga tao at sasakyan sa terminal, may tiyak na patutunguhan ang kanyang mga kuwento.

Maaari siyang makausap sa pamamagitan ng email: mayanne82@yahoo.com.

Tuazon, Rosmon

Rosmon Tuazon is the author of Mula (High Chair, 2005). He graduated with a degree in Legal Management from the University of Santo Tomas, where he was also given the Rector’s Literary Award (2003). His poetry has won numerous campus and national awards, most recently the top prize in the 2005 Palanca awards, Filipino Poetry Division. A fellow of the UP and Dumaguete workshops (2002, 2003), he now works in the Corporate Communications office of a public utility company.

He is married to fellow Thomasian writer Natasha Gamalinda. They live in Marikina City.

Tiempo-Torrevillas, Rowena

Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas was born on 13 June 1951 in Dumaguete City. She has an AB and an MA Creative Writing, 1971 and 1978, and a Ph.D. English Lit., 1983, all from SU. She was an associate program administrator of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa.

Her several awards are as follows: the Palanca for poetry: 3rd prize, 1980, for The Running Shadow and the Secret Tree, with Alfred Yuson; 1st, 1983, for Seeress and Voyager, with G. H. Abad; the Palanca also for fiction in English; the UMPIL Distinguished Writer Award, 1984.

Her works include: Mountain Sacraments/Selected Poems, DLSU Press, 1991; The Sea-Gypsies Stay, forthcoming 1999. Fiction – Upon the Willows and Other Stories , New Day, 1980. Also co-ed. with Paul Engle, The World Comes to Iowa, Iowa State U. Press, 1987. Essays – Flying Over Kansas, Giraffe Books, 1998.

Her parents are also writers, Edilberto Tiempo and National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo.