He is at present the in-house editor (part-time) for preschool books of Rex Bookstore, Inc., in Quezon City, and freelance editor and contributor of educational journals and modules. He had worked as subject area editor of Abiva Publishing House, Inc., also in Quezon City from 1998-2006, and as reviewer/evaluator for English Textbooks and Teacher’s Manual for Department of Education in 2006.

He is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts major in English from University of Northern Philippines in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. He was editor-in-chief of their university student paper Tandem for two school years, and chairman of the provincial chapter of College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines. He is currently enrolled in the College of Law of Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila.

His first Iluko short story “Homo Frat” was published in Bannawag Magazine in 1990. His stories published in Bannawag from 1990 to 2001 were compiled in the anthology Maysa a Panawen iti Sirok ti Kalunatsi, Antolohia Dagiti Sarita, co-published with GUMIL Metro Manila in 2001. His short novel “Nagsapalan” was published in Bannawag in 2001.

He was born in San Jose, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, but grew up in Nanguneg East of the same town. He is married to the former Rosalinda Gundran of Malate, Manila and had three children: Nathaniel, Neyo Martin, and Roseya Gale. He now lives with his family in Marilao, Bulacan.


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