Honesto M. Pesimo, Jr.

Manunulat, Guro, at Organisador ng mga Manunulat sa Bikol Oktubre 27, 1964 – Nobyembre 8, 2021 Si Honesto “Jun” M. Pesimo, Jr. ay isang manunulat, guro at organisador ng mga manunulat sa Bikol. Isinilang siya noong Oktubre 27, 1964 sa Dinaga, Naga City. Nagtapos ng BA in English sa Ateneo Read more…

Venus Reyes-Navalta

Media Industry Icon, Art Advocate, Leader at Mother Hunyo 30, 1957 – Hulyo 31, 2021 Media Industry Icon, leader, art advocate, mother, independent women sa PR, advertising at digital marketing si VENUS REYES-NAVALTA o Mother Venus sa kaniyang mga katrabaho. Ipinanganak siya noong Hunyo 30, 1957 sa Baguio. Gitna sa Read more…

Jondy Arpilleda

Fictionist, Poet, Essayist April 15, 1979 – November 27, 2021 Jondy M. Arpilleda was a Palanca-winning fictionist, poet, and essayist from Tandag, Surigao del Sur. Born in Madrid, Surigao del Sur, Arpilleda finished his undergraduate degree at the Visayas State University and earned his doctorate degree in Education in Applied Read more…

Grace Hsieh-Hsing Lee

Poet, Visual Artist February 19, 1938 – February 21, 2021 Grace Hsieh-Hsing Lee, also known as Grace Lee, was a Filipino visual artist and poet writing primarily in Mandarin. Born in February 19, 1938 in Shanghai, China, she later migrated to Taiwan with her family, where she graduated from Taipei Read more…

Bree Jonson

Painter, Visual Artist July 25, 1991 – September 18, 2021 Born in July 25, 1991, Breanna Patricia Jonson Agunod, better known as Bree Jonson, was a painter and visual artist primarily known for her paintings of flora and fauna exploring the relationship between mankind and the environment. Her art revolved Read more…

Janet Bordon

Actress September 16, 1955 – September 22, 2021 Janet Bordon was a popular actress in the 1970s and 1980s. She started her acting career in 1977 as a contract artist of Crown Seven Productions, a film outfit of movie producer Jesse Ejercito, brother of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada. Her Read more…

Jay Amarante

Photographer July 25, 1977 – September 13, 2021 Jay G. Amarante was a Negros-based fashion and events photographer and the founder of ICON Photography. Amarante started his photography career in 1995 as a photojournalist and editorial cartoonist for the Tolentine Star, the official publication of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Read more…

Joel Bon Tabada

Writer, Pastor, Community Leader January 10, 1941 – April 25, 2021 Rev. Joel Bon Tabada was a pastor, writer, and community leader. He was born in Malimono, Surigao del Norte, and earned his degree in pastoral ministry from Silliman University in 1964. In 1967, he began his pastoral service at Read more…

Lydia Paz Umali

Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher October 2, 1949 – January 10, 2021 Lydia Paz Corteza Umali, Lyds to friends and Iloy to her student-dancers, was a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She was born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental on October 2, 1949 to Archiebald Corteza and Sylvia Almazan Corteza, both acclaimed musicians. Read more…

Juan T. Gatbonton

Journalist, Editor, and Fictionist February 25, 1928 – March 11, 2021 Juan T. Gatbonton, Johnny to friends, was a fictionist, editor, and journalist. Born in Candaba, Pampanga on February 25, 1928, his introduction to journalism came while studying at Mapa High School in Manila. He started with writing a column Read more…