By line: Jose Jason L. Chancoco

E-mail: hagbayon(at)gmail(dot)com and tarusan22(at)yahoo(dot)com

LOCATION: Bicol Region, Southern Luzon, The Philippines, Southeast Asia.

OCCUPATIONS: College Instructor, PR, Paralegal, Writer, Musician.


  • Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (Member, 2002 to date)
  • 2nd Ateneo National Writers Workshop, AdeMU, Oct. 22-27, 2001 (Writing Fellow, English Poetry)
  • Ricky Lee’s 14th Scriptwriting Workshop for Film and TV, Quezon City, Feb-Aug. 2002
  • 3rd UST National Writers Workshop, Baguio City, April 22-27, 2002 (Writing Fellow, Filipino poetry)
  • 1st Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop for Bikol Writing, Pili Cam. Sur, Dec. 26-28, 2003 (Writing Fellow, Bikol Poetry)
  • 2004 Iyas Creative Writing Workshop, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, May 18-23 (Writing Fellow, Filipino Poetry)
  • 12th Iligan National Writers Workshop, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, May 2-5, 2005 (Writing Fellow, Filipino Poetry)
  • Tbloc Creative Writing Workshop, Albay and Camarines Sur (Workshop Director)
  • 2nd Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop for Bikol Writing, Pili Cam. Sur (Lead Panelist)
  • 3rd Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop for Bikol Writing, Pili Cam. Sur, May 18-20, 2006 (Creative Writing Workshop Director)
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s ‘Express Yourself! Reloaded’, Makati City, July 4-6, 2006 (Blogging and Podcasting Workshop)
  • Taboan: The Philippine International Writers Festival, UP-Diliman, AdMU, CubaoX, Feb. 10-13, 2009 (Delegate/Lecturer)
  • Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (Member, 2010 to date)
  • Albay Writers Workshop 2011, Bicol University, Tayhi, Tabaco City, May 20-22 (Panelist)
  • 53rd Silliman University National Writers Workshop, Dumaguete City, May 5-23,  2014 (Writing Fellow, English Poetry)



Canadian National Free Press, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Philippine Panorama, Philippine Star, Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Tribune, Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphic, Liwayway Magasin, Mirror Weekly, Home Life, Pilosopong Tasyo Magasin, Kabayan, Tulay, Moist, Sands and Coral, Tomas, Ikatlong Bagting (LIRA Anthology, UST Press), Ani: The CCP Literary Yearbook(Issue 31-34, 37), Bikol Reporter, Bicol Mail, Burak (Canada), Bangraw, Salugsog sa Sulog, In Our Own Words 4 (USA), Hingowa, The Pillars, The Flame, The Literary Apprentice, A State of Constant Beginnings: Proceedings of the 12th INWW, Silangan Shimbun (Japan), The Arabesques Print Review, Latay sa Isipan: Mga Bagong Tulang Filipino (UST Press), Sawi: Funny Essays, Stories and Poems on All Kinds of Heartbreaks (Milflores), Tambobong, SanAg 8, Crowns and Oranges (DLSU Press), .MOV Anthology of Philippine Contemporary Poetry, Sagurong: Anthology of Bikol Poetry (DLSU), Paper Monster Press (Dream Pop Issue, Asuang Issue), Talaang Ginto: Gawad Surian sa Tula, Gantimpalang Collantes Anthology (Winning Works from 1999-2006 and 2007-2010), Far Eastern University English and Literature Journal: An Annual Publication of the Department of Language and Literature (Volume 5-2011)


Kotapress (USA), Panitikan.Com, Likhaan on-line, A Critical Survey of Philippine Literature, Wired Hearts (USA), Nuvein (USA), Little Brown Poetry (USA), Stagger (USA), Bayani, Fly on-line, Ambibo Quarterly, Muse Apprentice Guild (USA), Kung-Fu Poetry (USA), and Dalityapi Unpoemed—Makata


  • FEU Advocate (Features, Literary and Associate Editor, 1998-99)
  • Dalityapi Unpoemed (Filipino and Bikol Editor, 2002 to date)
  • Magdalo (Features and Literary Editor, 2002)
  • Muse Apprentice Guild (Filipino and Bikol Editor, 2003 to date)
  • T-Bloc, 1-page community poetry digest (Editor, 2005 to date)
  • Salugsog sa Sulog, a Bikol literary anthology (Editor)
  • OragonRepublic.Net (Literary Editor, Forum Moderator)
  • Blank Paper Will Always be at the Ready, the first literary folio by the writer’s group Guniguni: The Absent Muse (Editor for Poetry in Filipino)
  • Panitikan.Com.Ph (Bicol Correspondent/Researcher)


  • Transition Literary Contest 1999(1st Prize, One-Act Play in English)
  • Philippine Star-Fresh Ink Literary Contest 2000 & 2001 (Writer of the Week for Filipino Poetry and English Essay; Writer of the Month for Filipino Poetry)
  • Maningning Miclat Award for Poetry 2003 (Shortlist, Filipino Poetry)
  • Talaang Ginto: Gawad Surian sa Tula, Gantimpalang Collantes 2004 (Second Prize)
  • Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon 2004 (Finalist, Poetry)
  • Juliana Arejola-Fajardo Workshop for Bikol Writing Fellow’s Achievement Award 2005
  • Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon 2005 (Grandprize, Short-story and One-Act Play for Children)
  • Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon 2006 (Finalist, Essay)
  • Talaang Ginto: Gawad Surian sa Tula, Gantimpalang Collantes 2007 (Hon. Mention)
  • Gawad “Soc” Rodrigo 2007 (From KWF and NCCA)
  • Homelife Magazine Poetry Contest 2007 (1st Prize, Filipino Category)
  • Achievement Award for Literature 2008 (AdNU Graduation Awards)
  • Premio Bibiano Sabino para sa Librong Bikolnon 2009 (For Pagsasatubuanan: Poetikang Bikolnon)
  • 1st Annual Bicol Bloggy Awards: Best Literature Blog for 2011 (for Hagbayon)
  • Talaang Ginto: Gawad KWF sa Tula 2012 (Hon. Mention)
  • Dionatext Kontra Depresyon 2012 (AWIT Foundation, Finalist, 3rd and 4th Week )


(Pagsasatubuanan: Poetikang Bikolnon (National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2008)


  • Verses: Writers’ Gig at Wharf Galley
  • VerSosimo: Writers’ Gig at Sosimo Bar
  • Multiverse/Multitongue: Poetry, Music, Art
  • Naga City Library Public Poetry Project (Lectures, Readings, Performances, Books)


ROCK GROUP: The Super Poet Genome Project (Vocalist, Guitarist)


  • The book Pagsasatubuanan: Poetikang Bikolnon is available at Museo de Caceres (inside Holy Rosary Minor Seminary) and Basilica Souvenir Shop (Basilica Complex) in Naga City. It is also available in Albay at Lucky Bookstore. Orders may also be placed here.
  • The VerSosimo: Writers’ Gig at Sosimo Bar is a Naga City-based monthly poetry gig which also features music, dance, poetry slam and other art forms.
  • Multiverse/Multitongue is likewise a poetry gig that features various art forms. However, it welcomes writers in the various Philippine languages. It is envisioned to be a quarterly activity.

32 Responses to “About Me”

  1. ada said

    hi jason,

    it’s my fault that you don’t have your copies yet. milflores gave the copies to us for distributing, and they’re with me in my office right now, and i have not gotten around to creating a system of distribution. (i have no excuse–only my teaching and research load.) some authors who are nearby simply dropped in and got their copies, but i have a problem with those who are based far from quezon city.

    please let me know how i can give you your 2 free copies. my email is so sorry for this, and i’m so glad i found you now.


  2. Tibaad maninigo man na ako matawan nin kopya kan Salugsog sa Sulog. Arug saimo parasurat man ako, nakaiba man an mga rwit-dawit ko sa enot na folio alagad dai man lamang naisipan na padarahan ako. Minsan elecronic copy. Dios Mabalos.

  3. hagbayon said


    Mayo ka pa palan kopya kaidtong Tomo Uno? Sain ka ngonyan?

    Bago naglunsar, nagpadara kami nin e-surat/SMS sa gabos na imbuwelto sa proyekto tanganing maka-atendir sa paglulunsar duman sa Geewan. May mga ipinanaong kopya asin t-shirt.

    Pigpadarahan man kopya an mga libraries.

  4. hagbayon said

    Dear Visitors,

    For a more detailed version of my writer’s bibliography please visit the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Artist’s Registry at

    Thanks for dropping by.


    a.k.a. Hagbayon

  5. Hey, Jason,

    I’m going to be in the Philippines for the whole month of January and I’ve never been to Bicol. I am thinking I’d love to drop by and find out more about your landscape. Is there some kind of pension I can stay in for a few nights?


  6. hagbayon said


    Hi! It’s great to know that you will come home.

    Yeah, we lots of places here where you can stay. By the way, I’m here in Naga City most of the time.


  7. You’re in Naga City? Is that where you teach? OK, that’s where I’ll go, then.

    Can you tell me what are good, not fancy places to stay?

    And how long does it take to drive there? If I rent a car?

  8. sheila said

    Hi jason!

    One of the segments on January 11, 2009 is about best bicol websites…we will feature ORAGONREPUBLIC.NET in ABS-CBN RNG BICOL MAGTV NA1 ORAGON, a Sunday magazine show aired every 10:45 in the morning.

    perhaps, as the editor of oragonrep, I can interview you about the website, its features, and its importance to the Bicol community. Much as I would like to interview the webmaster himself, he doesn’t want to blow his own horn. He thinks it’s a better idea to interview you about the website instead.

    I hope you will be available on Monday, January 05, 2009.

    Hope to hear from you soon…


  9. sheila said

    Monday palan, Oncam interview na…I’ll bring a laptop para we can shoot na lang in a coffee shop, also, please wear the oragonrepublic shirt. Thanks! I’ll coordinate every now and then.

  10. leandz said

    Good day sir, as im trying to look for hiligaynon poems, i got the chance to drop by your blog. I live in Bacolod city and we also have our poetry group here. The name of our group is POETIC VOICES OF THE UNDERGROUND.

    Hope you could visit us here and share the beauty of your poems using your own dialect. We could also share with you how creative and poetic bacolodnons are.

    Thank you and God Speed!

  11. hagbayon said


    Wow! Keep it up guys.

    If you already have a blog, please give me your URL.

    I visited Bacolod City in the summer of 2004 during the Iyas Creative Writing Workshop. I promised to come back, a promise I have yet to keep.


  12. John11 said

    Edu-speak and Business-speak are two different languages. ,

  13. Olin Arie said

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  14. This is funny, I was just thinking about this yesterday. For some weirdmotive I stumbled to this article lol. I’ll be coming back here. This really is a good discovery….rare for me to stumble on new websites 🙂

  15. Weng Lagarde said

    Hi Jason! Just browsing through your works… proud of you! Keep in touch!

  16. hagbayon said


    Wow. It’s been a long time. Take care!

  17. siz said

    musta bro…

  18. Laurel Penaranda said

    It is so nice to see you all doing great in Bicol.
    I check on your blog every now and then just to be close to the memories of Bicol. Bitter sweet memories but the 3 years i lived there, there is non that ever came close to my calling it my home as Legazpi did.
    I still miss Peninsulares and the poetry readings and gatherings we had there.

    mabuhay kayong lahat!

    • Laurel Penaranda said

      By the way, I may be far but it does not change my conviction in advocating Literature and Arts for all as an expression of truth . If there is anything I can do to help, feel free to email me.

      Thank you for your patronage when I had the Peninsulares.

  19. Laurel Penaranda said

    By the way, I may be far but it does not change my conviction in advocating Literature and Arts for all as an expression of truth . If there is anything I can do to help, feel free to email me.

    Thank you for your patronage when I had the Peninsulares.


    • hagbayon said


      Hi there! Thanks for checking my blog. Will make some updates later when I have the chance. I really want to keep this blog.

      Yeah, literature is a lifestyle, and is a way of arriving at truth. Thanks for extending a hand to us! Will keep in touch.

      Who will forget Peninsulares? We still talk about that place until now. Thanks for coming up with something like it.

      Best regards,


  20. jeffrey celaje said

    hi instructor jason,
    just drop by and see what you’ve been doin’ all these years, im just one of your thousand students that you’ve handled. I’m pretty much astonished of those awards and recognitions recieved. im also looking forward of meeting you in the nearer future. I am an aspiring writer as you had been. Sorry if my grammar is not as perfect as your’s. hehehe cge. bye sir jason.

  21. jeffrey celaje said

    hi instructor jason,
    just drop by and see what you’ve been doin’ all these years, im just one of your thousand students that you’ve handled. I’m pretty much astonished of those awards and recognitions received. im also looking forward of meeting you in the nearer future. I am an aspiring writer as you had been. Sorry if my grammar is not as perfect as yours. hehehe cge. bye sir Jason.

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  24. John Patrick Solano said

    Hi Sir Jason. Nabasa ko po sa blog ni Ms. Bebang Siy ang tungkol sa publishing rates para sa mga tula na inyo raw kinalap. Naging interesado po ako dun kasi mahilig po akong magsulat ng mga tula. May ilan po akong mga katanungan. Pano po magpadala ng tula sa mga sumusunod na magazine: Homelife, Kabayan, Tulay Magazine, Tomas, Ani, Silangan Shimbun, Sunday Times, Philippines Free Press, at Mirror? Saan naman po makikita o mabibili ang mga nabanggit ko po? Hihintayin ko po ang inyong tugon. Maraming salamat po.

  25. hagbayon said

    John Patrick,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. However, Homelife is already defunct. Kabayan does not anymore accept poetry contributions. Tulay is a Chinese-Filipino community magazine. I’m not sure if the UST Creative Writing Center has resumed printing Tomas. I don’t get to monitor Silangan Shimbun anymore. Free Press does not publish print copies anymore. And Mirror is already defunct.

    Just check the CCP Website for Ani, the Manila Times Website for Sunday Times Mag. Thanks!

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