* Has degrees in AB Interdisciplinary Studies (ASEAN Scholar) and MA Literature in English (Robert Southwell Scholar) from Ateneo de Manila University as well as the MPhil in Publishing Studies (British Council Scholar) from University of Stirling. Also took graduate courses in English at Rutgers University on a Fulbright scholarship.
*Writer of nine books.
*Editor of nine books.
*Desk Manager and Head of Research, TV5
*Chairman Emeritus of Ladlad Party List the national organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Filipinos, which I founded on Setepmerb 1, 2003.
* Member of the Manila Critics Circle, Fulbright Alumni Association, and the Philippine Literary Arts Council.
*Winner of literary and scriptwriting awards from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Galian sa Arte at Tula, National Commission on Culture and the Arts, Palanca, Philippines FreePress, Philippine Graphic, Philippine Literary Arts Council, Procyon Prize, and Stirling Literary Awards.
*Received scholarships from the ASEAN, Asian Scholarship Foundation, British Council, and Fulbright Foundation.
*Has worked with the Office of Media Affairs as a writer, Red Dwarf Books as a writer, Batasang Pambansa (Interim National Assembly) as an editor, the Philippine Daily Inquirer as an editor, the Manila Times as an editor, the Senate as a communications consultant of Senator Mar Roxas, and the United Nations Development Programme as a Communications Officer (National Officer).
Danton Remoto was born on 25 March 1963 in Basa Air Base, Pampanga. He was an ASEAN scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University, which he received after winning the first prize at the ASEAN Letter-Writing Contest for Young People. At Ateneo, he received his AB Interdisciplinary Studies in 1983. With his Robert Southwell scholarship, Remoto obtained his MA English Lit., 1989; then, on a British Council fellowship, a Master of Philosophy in Publishing Studies, 1990, at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He also received a Fulbright Scholarship for Rutgers University, USA, in the year 2000, as well as two fellowships from the Asian Scholarship Foundation: the first is at the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), 2003, and the second is at the National University of Singapore, 2004. He will graduate with the Ph.D. in English Studies, major in Creative Writing, from the University of the Philippines in March of 2009.
He has written for the Philippine press as reporter, writer, editor and columnist since 1986. He was also a Local fellow for Poetry at the UP Creative Writing Center, 1994. He was at Hawthornden Castle, 1993, and later, at the Cambridge Seminar. Remoto teaches at the English Department of the Ateneo de Manila University. His fields of expertise include Creative Writing, Philippine Literature and World Literature (British, American and Asian).
He has won many literary and cultural awards, among them, the ASEAN prize for the essay, 1979; the Galian sa Arte at Tula award for poetry, 1983; the PLAC award for poetry, 1986; the Palanca for the essay in 1987; the CCP literary award for poetry (three times); the Stirling District Arts Council award for poetry (twice) and the short story, 1989 and 1990; the Procyon Prize for poetry, 1993; the Cultural Center awards for film and video for the screenplay of House of the Crescent Moon, documentary, and The Last Parian, film; the Philippines Free Press Award for the essay, 2004; the National Commission on Culture and the Arts award for translation (poetry), 2006; and the Philippine Graphic Nick Joaquin Award for the Short Story, 2007.
Among his works: Skin , Voices , Faces , Anvil, 1991; Black Silk Pajamas / Poems in English and Filipino , Anvil, 1996, and Pulotgata; The Love Poems, Anvil, 2004. His books of essays include Seduction and Solitude, X-Factor, and Gaydar, as well as their Filipino translations: Buhay Bading and Rampa: Mga Sanaysay.
He also edited Buena Vista [Alfrredo Navarro Salanga's poems and fiction], 1989 and co-ed., Gems in Philippine Literature , 1989. More importantly, he has co-edited the best-selling and landmark series of gay literature in the Philippines, the Ladlad series, with J. Neil Garcia.