Norberto D. Bana, III, earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is currently a deskman at The Philippine STAR, the online edition of which he had served as senior online editor from 2004 to 2015. He has taught in the undergraduate level at De La Salle University-Manila, St. Paul University-Quezon City, and for almost 20 years at the Manila campus of Colegio de San Juan de Letran. For a brief period, while he was director of the Institute of Communication at CSJL, he taught at its Bataan campus. He has done volunteer work for the Dominican Missions, Order of St. Augustine, Habitat for Humanity, and Archdiocese of Manila. His fiction and non-fiction works have been published by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Graphic, Philippines Free Press, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, among others.