Date of Birth Place of Birth Sex : Citizenship Civil Status: Address Height Weight

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27 September 1953 Manila, Philippines Filipino Married Block 33 Lot 2 Lagro Novaliches, Quezon City 5 ft., 5 inches 140 pounds


Ph.D., Creative Writing (Malikhaing Pagsulat), University of the Philippines (on dissertation) M.A. in Filipino (Malikhaing Pagsulat) University of the Philippines, 2005 A.B. Filipino University of the Philippines, 1976 High School Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School (Valedictorian, 1970) Elementary Cubao Elementary School (First Honorable Mention)

Author Balisa (Trilogy of full-length plays ) University of the Philippines Awarded: Gawad para sa Natatanging Publikasyon, 2010 Ligalig at Iba pang Dula Kalikasan Press, 1989 Ampalaya, Bonsai, Atbp (anthology of short stories, essays and one-act plays, 2003) Magdaragat ng Pag-ibig At iba pang Tula ng Pagnanasa (anthology of erotic poetry, 2005) Editor Kamao I, II, III (anthologies of nationalist poetry, fiction, drama) Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1987 Gatilyo ( Galian Vol. 7 ) ( literary anthology ) Galian sa Arte at Tula Kalikasan Press, 1989 Haraya (literary anthology) Samahan ng Mag-aaral sa Filipino, 1974) Mga Guhit sa Buhangin ( komiks / magazine ) Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration 1990 – 1994 SIKAP ( DECS approved supplementary reading for intermediate students ) 1993 – 1995 GAPAS Komiks-Magasin Rural Enlightenment and Accretion in Philippine Society 1993 – 1994 Ingat Pare Quarterly newsletter on Safety Pilipinas Shell, 1995 Pagtulungan Po Natin Illustrated Primer on Pasig River Squatter Relocation River Rehabilitation Secretariat

DENR, 1998 Writer/Researcher Shell Reunion Artist (Coffee table book) Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, 1993 Writer/Production Coordinator Primers on Climate Change (vols. I, II, III) Foundation for the Philippine Environment / USAID, 2000 Contributor (poems, plays, essays, photos) Galian ( vols. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 ) Plays on Poverty (UNESCO) Walong Dekada ng Makabagong Tula National Publications ( The Review, Observer, Diliman Review, Unlad, Kapaligiran, Mr. & Ms., Sagisag, Who magazine ) Campus Publications ( The Literary Apprentice, Haraya magazine, Collegian Folio, Philippine Collegian, The UE Dawn ) Translator Estratehiyang Bibingka Sa Implementasyon ng Reporma sa Lupa Saturnino Borras; Institute for Popular Democracy, 2000 National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Annual Report 1997 and 1998 Primer on Sugar, 1997 Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Taghoy ng Troya (Euripides’ Trojan Women; Metropolitan Theatre, 1981) Oppenheimer (Philippine Educational Theatre Association; 1987) PRODUCTIONS Feature Films Sakada Script Supervisor

1976 Directed by Behn Cervantes Bawal na Pag-ibig Scriptwriter 1977 Directed by Behn Cervantes In This Corner Scriptwriter 1979 Directed by Lino Brocka Documentary Films Climate Gone Senile (Documentary on Global Warming in the Philippines) Scriptwriter/Director Foundation for the Philippine Environment and the USAID 1999 Nasa Tao Na (Documentary-Drama on Pasig River Temporary Dwellers) Scriptwriter/Director Pasig River Secretariat / DANIDA 1998 A Call for Peace (documentary on contemporary peace situation) Scriptwriter National Council of Churches in the Philippines, 1991 Pinatubo (documentary on the Pinatubo victims and the response of the private sector) Scriptwriter Dumez, Philippines 1992 Silang Lumingon sa Pinanggalingan (documentary on OCWs who have chosen to remain in the Philippines) Scriptwriter/Director OWWA, 1992 Plaridel (documentary on the life of Marcelo H. del Pilar) Assistant Director National Media Production Center, 1977

Television Bahay Sanglaan (weekly drama series) Scriptwriter Channel 9, Jan. - August 1980 Kutitap (weekly series for children) Scriptwriter, 1981 Paco Park Presents (feature on poetry) Scriptwriter/Director, 1985 Bayani (weekly children’s program on Filipino heroes) Headwriter-Scriptwriter ABS-CBN, 1995 – 1998 Concerts Pabigatan (concert on original Filipino songs) Over-all Coordinator Metropolitan Theater, 1979 Tayo na Muling Maging Bata (concert on/for children-victims of current internal war) Lyricist/Scriptwriter Quezon Memorial Circle, 1991 Pagkagat ng Dilim (poetry concert) Director, 1978 GAT Campus Tour (poetry readings in different schools) Director-reader, 1979 – 81 Stage Plays Scriptwriter: Nagalit ang Bulkan kay Uncle Sam directed by Ysmael Bernal St. Scholastica College, 1991 Open 25 Hours directed by Anton Juan Isang Magsasaka N. Luzon Educ. and Media Prog. Baguio, 1990

Alimuom directed by Joel Lamangan Heritage Art Center, 1989 Ligalig directed by Joel Lamangan Cultural Center of the Phil., 1986 Satirika directed by Nestor Torre Cultural Center of the Phil., 1982 Bonsai directed by Rolando Tinio Cultural Center of the Phil., 1981 Mapait sa Bao directed by Brenda Fajardo Raja Sulaiman, 1980 In Dis Korner directed by Anton Juan University of the Philippines, 1978 Sapang Palay UP, 1977 Anak ni Bonifacio Pag-asa Community, 1975 Salamin Lucena, Quezon, 2006 Maliw Virgin Lbfest, CCP, 2009 Alimuom at Walang Maliw University of the Philippines, 2010-09-28 Director/writer : Mga Tao o Tao-tauhan Galian sa Arte at Tula, 1981 Sidewalk Vendor Univ. of the Phil., 1976 Radio Play Pitlag (Radio drama on current issues) Radio Mindanao Network, 2003 - 04 Radio Balintataw, DZRH Directed by Cecile Guidote, 2001

“Onion Without Tears”

(30-minute editorial discussion on onion smuggling, DWJJ, Central Luzon; May, 2002) FELLOWSHIPS / SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS Monbusho Research Scholar Osaka, Japan 1987 – 89 International Writing Program Philippine Representative Iowa, USA 1983 Creative Writing Center, U.P. Local Writing Fellow for Playwriting 1979 - 80 Creative Writing Grant, UP Three-Act Play; 2003 Poetry, 2007 Sena Chair, 2004 General Education Chair, 2006, 2007 WORKSHOPS / TRAININGS Workshop Director Palihang Rogelio Sicat National creative writing worshop University of the Philippines 2008-current Workshop Director/Mentor Pasadula Intensive workshop for playwriting University of the Philippines Current National Writers' Workshop Writer in Residence Creative Writing Center of the Philippines UP Baguio, 1993 Hasaan (Creative Writing Workshop) Organizer/Trainor/Writer in Residence Galian sa Arte at Tula 1987, 1989, 1991 Various workshops and training seminars Sponsored by NGOs, schools, government institutions and sectoral and community organizations

Areas : Poetry, scriptwriting, komiks writing and production, newsletter and in-house publications, campus publication, media projection Role : Organizer / facilitator / speaker 1976 – 1996 EMPLOYMENT Creative Director Creative Information Center 1999 - 2003 Columnist One Philippines (circulation: US) Column title: Bakit 2008 to current Kabayan (Broadsheet daily) Kultopinis (Feature Section on Culture) 1998 to 2000 Head Writer and Creative Committee Member Bayani (Weekly Educational Television Show for Children) ABS-CBN Foundation, 1996-1998 Creative Director Sining sa Komunikasyon, Adbertaysing at Pablising (SIKAP) (1990 - 1994) Deputy Coordinator Cultural Center of the Philippines Coordinating Center for Literature 1986 – 87 Section Chief Communication and Information Services National Council on Integrated Area Development (Office of the Prime Minister) 1982 - 83 Instructor University of the Philippines Subjects taught : Filipino, Essay, Rizal, Script for TV, theater 1980 - 82; 1985 – 86; 2000- present Philippine Science High School

Subjects taught : Filipino, English, Creative Writing Adviser : The Science Scholar (English School Organ) Ang Lagablab (Filipino School Organ) Dalumat (Literary Organ) 1976 - 79 Osaka University of Foreign Studies Subjects taught : Philippine Language and Culture 1987 - 89 Freelance Writer, Director, Coordinator, Production Manager For Movies, television, magazines, documentaries, concerts, audio-visuals, stage plays 1975 – present Freelance Photographer Documentaries, magazines, audio visuals

AWARDS Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature 1st place – Essay in Filipino, 2009 1st place – 3-act Play in Filipino - 2005 1st place – Futuristic Fiction in Filipino - 2001 1st place - Essay in Filipino - 1993 1st place - Essay in Filipino – 1992 2nd place – 3-act Play - 2009 3rd place - One-act Play in Filipino - 1991 3rd place - One-act Play in Filipino - 1990 3rd place - One-act Play in Filipino - 1986 3rd place - Essay in Filipino - 1981 Special Award - One-act Play in Filipino – 1975 Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Makata ng Taon (Poet of the Year), 2008 Mananaysay ng Taon (Essayist of the Year), 2007 Palihang Aurelio V. Tolentino Playwriting Contest 1975 (Three-act Play) 1977 (Three-act Play) 1979 (Three-act Play) Cultural Center of the Philippines 1st place Three-act Play - 1985 3rd place - Three-act Play - 1981 Gawad Sagisag 1st place - Poetry in Filipino 3rd place - One-act Play in Filipino

Timpalak Panitik (University of the Philippines) 1973 - Poetry in Filipino

1974 - Poetry in Filipino 1975 - Poetry in Filipino Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Bayani Ten Best Television Programs, 1997 and 1998 Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bayani Best Children's TV Program, 1998 National Council for Culture and the Arts Honorable Mention One-Act Playwriting Contest, 2005 CITATIONS Dangal ng Wikang Filipino Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, 2008 Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, 2004 Gawad Inang Bayan Given by the Polythecnic University of the Philippines Recognition for contribution to Philippine Literature 1991 Gawad Emilio Jacinto Given by the Department of Filipino and Philippine Languages, University of the Philippines Recognition for achievement and contribution to Philippine Literature 1978 Outstanding Instructor Given by the Philippine Science High School 1977 - 78 ORGANIZATIONS Galian sa Arte at Tula (1973 - present) (President 1986- 89) Philippine Writers' Union (Founding member, 1978) Pambansang Unyon ng mga Manunulat (Founding member, General Secretary, 1987)

UP Writer's Club (1973 - present)

REFERENCES Dr. Bienvenido Lumbrera

National Artist
UP Diliman

Joel Lamangan Film Director




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