Castillo, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo is a Professional Feature Writer/Creative Writer/Journalist/Travel Writer/Published International Poet and Author/ Editor/Proofreader/Speaker. She was born on August 19, 1973 in Manila, Philippines. Elizabeth is a multi-awarded and widely-published contemporary writer/poet/artist and the author of “Seasons of Emotions” (UK), published last 2013 and “Inner Reflections of the Muse” (USA), published in 2014. Her […]


Dimzon, Alain Russ

Alain Russ Dimzon was the first fellow for Hiligaynon Poetry of the UP National Writers Workshop. As a poet, fictionist, lyricist and songwriter, his works in Hiligaynon, Filipino and English have appeared in Home Life, National Midweek, Philippine Panorama, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphic, The Sunday Times, Ani, Patubas, Mantala, In Time Passing […]


Daposala, Ton

Mark Anthony “Ton” Daposala was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He writes poetry in Binisaya. He has received fellowships from the 27th Cornelio Faigao Writers USC Cebuano Studies Center, the 18th Iligan National Writers Workshop, and the 57th National Writers Workshop. He has served as a panelist at the 1st CDO Writers Workshop. He has […]


INQUIRER.NET: Fuga islanders stage rare ‘komedya’ in Aparri, Cagayan

Fuga islanders stage rare ‘komedya’ in Aparri, Cagayan


68th Palanca Awards issues last call for entries

Calling all writers and aspiring Palanca awardees! With the deadline of submission set on 31 May 2018 until 6pm ONLY, participants are highly encouraged to send in their entries now. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your entries to the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. As a reminder, you may submit […]


Sarigumba, Che

Bata pa lamang ay kinahiligan na ni Che Sarigumba ang pagbabasa at nangarap na isang araw, makikita niya ang kanyang pangalan sa libro. Sa edad na twenty-three ay nagkaroon siya ng pagkakataong sumali sa story writing contest ng National Book Development Board at nanalo ng first prize ang kanyang novel entry na “Puso pa rin […]


Dacanay, Alvin

Alvin I. Dacanay (b. 1974) is a short story writer, playwright, and editor. He finished his Mass Communication degree at Saint Joseph’s College of Quezon City in 1998 and later studied creative writing at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Dacanay was a fellow at the Silliman University National Writers Workshop in 2001 and […]


Casaje, Lito

Apart from being a multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Carlito (Lito) Casaje is also a licensed optometrist, professor, journalist, theatre and independent film actor, director, producer and cancer survivor. Lito earned his Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He co-founded Dramatis Personae, a theatre-events-multi-media company with multi-award-winning playwright […]


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 […]


Villafuerte, Patrocinio

Kilalang makata, mananaysay , manunulat at editor,  ang mga tula ni Professor Patrocinio Villasan Villafuerte, na mas kilala sa pangalang Pat V. Villafuerte ay patuloy na ginagamit bilang mga piyesang pang-isahan at pansabayang bigkas tuwing sumasapit ang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika. Retiradong Full Professor 3 at dating Puno, Kagawaran ng Filipino ng Philippine Normal […]