The author, 59 years of age, now resides in Iloilo City, Philippines, where he is a member of the Sumakwelan, an organization of vernacular writers from the Western Visayan region and portions of Mindanao Island in the Philippines.
His works include several titles in non-fiction and some in fiction and poetry. He has been engaged in vernacular writing in his country since he was a teen-ager.
The author taught Remedial Law at Aklan College in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines prior to 2007 and has since resettled in Iloilo City, Philippines.
Likewise,he has been engaged in the advocacy of law in the Philippines.
The Middle East is the focus of the incidents in this novel and the drama unfolding as the episodes progress highlights the events in Syria, although the author has emphasized that this is not a war story. Rather, it is some kind of a love story taking the reader into an extended tour of various places, particularly Europe. The main characters though are of Asian descent.
This book features the nostalgic memories of certain times that the author had gone through as he struggled to contend with the challenging events that interceded as he went on for an encounter with inspiration. In unraveling the same, a deeper introspection towards a realization that the gifts we have been endowed with influence certain aspects of our lives become inevitable.
This is a work of fiction that deals with the searing situation in Syria. Various lives have been affected and dreams shattered. As the war touches the people involved, not only those who are natives of the land but the foreigners as well,emotions run high and an adventure and a drama unfold.
“A Girl’s Awakening” is a tale that brings us to the rural life in the Philippines which a barrio lass, Andrea leads. She is no longer a girl but not yet a woman. In her status, and while basking in the lure of natural beauty in her surroundings, she is suddenly exposed to the danger that lurks behind.
This novel is about the lives of overseas Filipino contract workers who were trapped by the events that ensued when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 2, 1990. A ship manned by Filipino crew members was docked in the port of Kuwait when the incursion transpired. The book tells us what happened when the vessel was about to sail and after it did.