These are some of the awards and recognition for my works I received in the past and that I intend to acknowledge for their generosity by displaying the institution (and the recognition) on this website. I also included some paper presentations for reference to students and researchers. I omitted some awards and recognition that I refused and I wish that I erase them from my past. I no longer accept any forms of awards, recognition, or public support through government institutions and from literary establishments in my country of origin since 2016.

2022 Writers Guild of Great Britain’s New Play Commission Scheme for Miss Philippines (New Earth Theatre)

2019 London Summer School for Critical Theory, Birkbeck University of London
London, United Kingdom

Awarded a bursary from Birbeck Institute of Humanities headed by Slavoj Zizek, Ester Leslie, Costas Douzinas, and Jacqueline Rose

2018 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London SULAT 1st Creative Writing Workshop with Novelist Gina Apostol
London, United Kingdom
Fellow for Fiction

2018 Birkbeck, University of London, Chevening Scholarship
Awarded a Chevening Scholarship to student Msc Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict at Birbeck, University of London

2017 Talk To Muslims in Southeast Asia, Asia Foundation Japan
Tokyo and Oita Prefecture, Japan

Participated in a cultural exchange program representing the Philippines. Presented culture, politics, and histories of Muslims in the Philippines in various universities in Tokyo and Oita Prefecture.

2016 Asian Cultural Council (Rockefeller Foundation, New York)
Awarded Fellowship to conduct research, immersions, and networking in several conflict areas in mainland and archipelagic Southeast Asia.

2015 Advanced Seminar on Southeast Asia: Focus on Thailand Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Accepted as a participant at the seminar sponsored by Chiang Mai University and the SEASREP Foundation. This is an intensive seminar on Thai politics, culture, and histories.

Other awards and fellowship grants:
Literary Excellence Award, conferred by the University of Santo Tomas , 2000
Gawad USTetika, for fiction (1999, 2000), poetry, short story for children (University of Santo Tomas)

Nominated Best Production and Best Play 2009 Gawad Buhay for Theatre (PHILSTAGE) for Ang Bayot, Ang Meranao, at ang Habal-Habal sa Isang Nakababagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte

Fellow for Fiction, 1st UST National Writers Workshop
Fellow for Fiction, 2nd Ateneo de Manila National Writers Workshop
Fellow for Fiction (Novel), 53rd UP National Writers Workshop (2014)
Fellow for Art Criticism, 6th UST J. Elizalde Navarro Writers Workshop for Art Criticism and Humanities

International Paper Presentations:

2019 10th Conference European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, Humboldt University Berlin (September, 2019)
Papers Title: Capital-as-Presence and Space-as-Absence: The Language of Neo-Liberalism and The Narrative of Capital in Diaz’s “The Quiet Onesand Decolonizing the Bangsamoro Narratives: Of Settlers and the Filipino Narratives of the Bangsamoro

2019 Annual Philippine Studies Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies (July, 2019)
Paper Title: Decolonizing the Bangsamoro Narratives: Of Settlers and the Filipino Narratives of the Bangsamoro

2017 SEASIA Conference by the Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand (December, 2017)
Paper Title: Sexing the Burmese Text: The Location of Smile as They Bow and the Negotiated Gender Identity

2015 SEASREP 20th Anniversary Conference, Universitas of Gadjah Mada, Jogjakarta, Indonesia (November, 2015)
Paper title: On Negotiated Archipelagic Southeast Asian Identities: Patterns of Colonial Resistance and Nationalist Identity Formation in Pramoedya’s This Earth of Mankind and Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere

2015 International Conference on ASEAN Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (October, 2015)
Paper Title: Identity Crisis on the Bangsamoro Question in the Philippine Nationalist Narrative and its Challenges to ASEAN Community Integration