President of GUMIL Filipinas (1989-1991), grantee of the Philippines Writers Foundation of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1982 for Iloko epic poetry, and again CCP grantee for Iloko short story and drama in 1988 and 1990 respectively; one of the recipients of the Pedro Bucaneg Award, the highest award given by GUMIL Filipinas for literary excellence, in 1993. Born in Santa, Ilocos Sur.


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