Herminio S. Beltran, Jr.
December 31, 2006
Herminio S. Beltran, Jr. began writing verses at age 9 and translating Iloko stories to English at 13. He is the author of two books of poetry in Filipino, Iloko and English: Bayambang (1991) and Lemlunay (2003). His essays in Filipino won the Gawad Alab ng Haraya given by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2002. As head of the Literary Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, he supervises the nationwide implementation of the Batang-Sining Creative Expression Workshop, which was cited by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People as one of the outstanding projects for children’s education in 2006.
(Photograph above of Herminio S. Beltran, Jr copyright © 2006 by Mark Taguiwalo)
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