has produced prodigious works that span over four decades – anthologized, published, and widely acknowledged through awards including Fellowships to Sweden, Tokyo, and the U.S.

Recently, his transcreation of the “Ramayana” at the ASEAN Festival in Bangkok drew raves, one of over 50 productions performed in over a hundred cities in Europe, the US Mainland, Pacific, and Asia through the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG), the most-travelled Philippine group today, which he founded.

He also founded the Philippines’ only Culture and Arts Studies Center at the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology where he is Professor. Besides lecturing here and abroad, he has established a pedagogy and a body of works on his principles of transcreation and distillation.

As Visiting Professor and Culture-Performance Studies specialist, he lectures in most Philippine universities besides implementing performance and arts courses. He has lectured in Sharjah, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Yogyakarta, and Taipei.

Listed in the Cambridge International Biographic Centre’s 2001 edition of Who’s Who in the World (1st edition), the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (1st edition), he is also featured as “Defender of our Heritage,” Fookien Times’ Philippine Yearbook, and the CCP Encyclopedia of the Arts.

He won the Palanca, CCP Gantimpala, U.P. Likhaan, and was awarded the CCP Pilak, Fr. Francisco Demetrio, and SM Global Pinoy.  The Writers Union of the Philippines (UMPIL) awarded him the highest distinction as a creative writer in both English and Filipino, the Francisco Balagtas Award, preceding the Gawad Pedro Bucaneg which was received by the IPAG.


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