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Charlson Ong

White Lady, Black Christ

Charlson Ong is one of the most prolific authors in the Philippines. He has published four collections of short fiction and three novels, with his fourth one, White Lady, Black Christ, with Milflores. He has won the National Book Award for both short fiction and the novel. Hi wrote, co-produced, and directed the indie film Tanabata's Wife, which won him Best Picture at the Torfarm Film Festival (2018), and Best Adapted Screenplay for the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS, 2019).

Simeon Dumdum, Jr.


Why Keanu Reeves Is Lonely and Why The World Goes n As It Does

A poet par excellence, Simeon Dumdum, Jr. has won prizes for his poems, among them from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards and the National Book Awards given by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle. In recognition of his work, the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) conferred on him the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Award for Poetry. He once worked as a trial court judge. He is now retired and lives with his wife, the poet Ma. Milagros T. Dumdum, in Mohon, Talisay City, Cebu.

Fiction, Nonfiction

Fiction, Nonfiction

Fiction, Nonfiction

Nick Joaquin

Rizal in Saga: A Life for Student Fans

No one writes like the National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin. His biography of Jose Rizal,  Rizal in Saga: A Life for Student Fans, is a deep dive into the life of the country's premier hero, his novels, and his character as only the Philippines' best writer can delve into the life of our most loved hero. Milflores proudly brings to new student fans the saga of Jose Rizal's life.


Elena C. Cutiongco

Halinang Bumasa At Sumulat

Dr. Elena C. Cutiongco obtained diplomas for BSEEd from PNU, and for MAT (Reading), and Ed.D. (Counselor Education) from UP Diliman.  Her career path started as a Grade 1 teacher to Full Professor II before she retired after 47 years of public service. Her experience ranged from being a demonstration teacher to Principal II at the DepEd, English teacher, BSEEd intern supervisor, department head, assistant principal, researcher at the UP Integrated School; lecturer at the UP College of Education, course manager, instructional designer,and editor at the UP Open University.

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Nick Carbo


Born in Legaspi, Albay in Bohol, Nick graduated from St. Mary's University with a BA in English and Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in Creative Writing. He has authored five books of poetry the latest being  Chinese, Japanese, What Are These? He has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was poet-in-residence in universities like Columbia College, the Unviersity of Miami, and the New College of Florida


Kat Martin

At Home With Crazy

Katrina Martin was a fellow at the 3rd Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Writers Workshop (The Novel) and a finalist in PBBY - Scholastic Asia’s You Write to Me, I’ll Write to You manuscript competition in 2017. Born and raised in Manila, she completed her BS in Nursing at the University of the Philippines Manila and her MA in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Kat has written professionally for television, film, and the global social sector. At Home with Crazy is her first novel.

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Carlo Peña

Oral Communication

A writer, a language teacher-trainer and a multimedia editor, Carlo has a decade of teaching experience and nine years of teaching creative writing, new media, speech performance, and managing publishing work in Singapore.  As Senior Creative Education Manager, he has designed 27 teaching modules and books for primary and secondary schools, as well as enrichment centers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. A former radio jock for university and commercial radio stations, Carlo has a BA in Development Communications and an MA in Development Studies. and has professional units for a Bachelor in Secondary Education.

David Guerrero


The you-have-to-go-through-a-lot-of-crap-to-get-to-good-ideas book

David Guerrero has spent a lifetime coming up with worldchanging ideas. From a tourism campaign that helped double a country's revenue to devising a dissolving, plastic-free shampoo bottle. And making a commercial recognized by UN Women in New York as sparking a debate on gender equality in the workplace. As founder of advertising agency BBDO Guerrero, he has brought home top awards for the Philippines in multiple shows and was the first jury president from Southeast Asia at Cannes Lions. In 2021, he presented a program on the BBC World Service about the time the Beatles didn't meet Imelda. Follow him on twitter @guerrerowrites

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Kannika D. Peña

All the Lonely People

Kannika Claudine D. Peña graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines Diliman. After spending almost two decades living in various parts of Metro Manila, she is now based back in her hometown in Bataan. All the Lonely People is her first novel.


Adolfo S. Azcuna

Silver is My Gold: An Alchemy of My Life By the Principle of MAGIS

ADOLFO S. AZCUNA served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 2002 to 2009. A graduate
of the Ateneo de Manila University, Justice Azcuna started his law career as an associate in the law firm
Bengzon Villegas & Zarraga Law Offices. He later worked as the Presidential Spokesperson of
President Corazon C. Aquino. He was a member of the Constitutional Commissions of 1971 and 1986.
He retired as the chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy in 2021, and currently serves as the only
Filipino member of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

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