Macansantos, Monica

Monica Macansantos is a product of the University of the Philippines Creative Writing program, where she earned her BA in Creative Writing, magna cum laude, in 2007. She was a James A. Michener Fellow in Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her MFA in Fiction and Poetry in 2013, and earned her PhD […]

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 […]

Mangahas, Rogelio

The late Rogelio G. Mangahas is a multi-awarded poet in Tagalog/Filipino. He is also a short story writer, playwright, translator, essayist, editor. He graduated from the University of the East (UE) with an A.B. degree, major in Pilipino, and President’s Achievement Award for being one of the Ten Most Outstanding Students in 1965. He took […]

Magpile, Christine Marie

Christine Marie Lim Magpile graduated Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas and finished a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (BSEd) major in History and minor in Religious Education and School Guidance. She has finished her academic requirements for MA in Counseling at De La Salle University. She studied elementary to high school […]

Muslim, Kristine Ong

Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of nine books, including the short story collections Age of Blight, Butterfly Dream, and The Drone Outside, as well as the poetry collections Lifeboat, Meditations of a Beast, and Black Arcadia. Age of Blightis, among various other international critical acclaims, one of the best books of 2016, according to […]

Merquita, Errol A.

Errol Merquita was born and raised in Los Amigos, Tugbok Davao City. He received full writing fellowships from Ateneo de Davao, MSU-IIT (Iligan), De La Salle University (IYAS), University of the Philippines-ICW, UP-Cebu, UP-Tacloban and UP-Baguio. He is a recipient of Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards (2011, 2015, 2017) and Satur Apoyon Writing Contest (2010), for fiction […]

Moldez, Raul G.

  Raul G. Moldez is the Assistant Secretary to the Sanggunian in the City of Cagayan de Oro. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Supervision. Aside from working in the Sanggunian, he also finds time to write fiction and poetry, some […]

Mabanglo, Ruth Elynia

Ruth Mabanglo is both a poet and scholar. She has been publishing poetry for over 30 years and has received numerous literary awards and honors, most recently the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Fame Award, the 1992 Commission on Filipino Language “Makata ng Taon” (Poet of the Year) for the poem “Gahasa” […]

Morales, Imelda

Imelda Morales is a Filipino writer who used to work for ad agencies such as OgilvyOne (Manila) the CRM and Direct Marketing/Digital Marketing arm of Ogilvy & Mather. She finished Business Administration from the University of Sto. Tomas, and took her Master’s in English (major in Creative Writing) at the University of the Philippines (Diliman). She is […]

Malvar, Siege

Siege Malvar likes writing in the middle of the night when the whole world finally learns how to shut the eff up. He writes novels for young adults, including the cult hit series “Not Quite Unreal” (Visual Print Enterprises, 2008). As a performance artist, he is known for re-inventing The Balagtasan with his partner-in-rhyme, GP […]