Macansantos, Priscilla Supnet

Priscilla Supnet Macansantos writes poetry, nonfiction and fiction in English, Filipino and Iluko, her native language. She has won prizes for her poetry from Home Life and Focus magazines, and was awarded for her essay “Departures” in the 1998 Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature. She was head of the NCCA (National Commission for Culture […]


Carreon, Shane

Charmaine L. Carreon (Shane Carreon) is author of Travelbook (UP Press, 2013) and Then, Beast(UP Press, 2017). Ze received an Academy of American Poets Prize, an honourable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, as well the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature and the Nick Joaquin Literary Award. Hir poems have been consecutively nominated for […]


Nazareno-Gabis, Caroline

Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz, born in Anda, Pangasinan, Philippines, is a multi-awarded ‘’poet of peace and friendship’’, editor, publicist, linguist, educator, and women’s advocate. Graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, specialized in General Science at Pangasinan State University. Ceri has been a voracious researcher in various arts, science and […]


Breis, Niles Jordan

Niles Jordan Breis is a Palanca award-winning poet and essayist, with two first prizes in 2003 and 2012.He was declared as Makata ng Taon in 1994 by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino and was voted Best Writing Fellow of the 1996 UP National Writing Workshop  in Davao.Some of his writing accolades include that of winning in […]


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 […]


Ngo, Patricia Celina

Patricia Celina Ngois a writer of children’s literature. She is the author of Blanket/Kumot, part of the Picture Poetry Series of Anvil Publishing. She has also won the Palanca Award thrice for her children’s poetry in English: Ordinary Adventures(2015), Miniature Masterpieces(2016), and Magical Mall of Mysteries (2017). Her poetry collections aim to inspire a sense […]


Aquino, Genevieve Mae

Genevieve Mae Aquino (G. Mae Aquino) is scientist by profession, with a clutch of diplomas in molecular biology and quantitative genetics from the University of the Philippines (both Diliman and Los Baños campuses) and the University of Edinburgh. She was a fellow for Poetry in English at the 2001 Iligan National Writers Workshop, the 2006 […]


Gonzales, Alice Tan

Schooled in the public education system, Alice Tan Gonzales cut her teeth on Si Pepe kag si Pilarin the 60s and fed on Hiligaynon Magazine in late grade school for scant reading materials within her reach. After Grade II, Alice reconnected with the language in her study of the Hiligaynon ballad called komposo for her Master’s […]


Yap, Januar E.

Januar E. Yap was born in Cebu City, Philippines. He currently teaches at the University of the Philippines Cebu College of Communication, Art and Design. He also edits and writes for SunStar Cebu. He was a fellow to the 67th UP National Writers’ Workshop and the National Writers Workshop in Dumaguete City. His short stories […]


Capili, Noreen B.

Noreen Capili, also known as Noringai, has been writing for love and for a living for the past 20 years. A scriptwriter, a columnist, and editor,  – all at the same time when necessary (which was often ) – she has seen her words come to life in print, online, and on television and film. […]