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Associate Member of Haiku International Association.
Lifetime Member of American Studies Association of the Philippines.
Finished his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Santo Tomas.
Dissertation: "Paglikha sa Kathang Kalikasan: 300 Pinoy Haiku".
3rd Prize Award: 13th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition.
Winning entry for the foreign language category:
silent dawn
fading the eclipse
of a full moon.
Originated the Pinoy Haiku in 7-5-7 fixed form with a-b-a rhyme pattern.
A new name for this type of nature haiku in Filipino is now coined as "habiku"
from the two words in Tagalog, "habi" meaning weave, and "ko/ku" which means my.
Habiku connotes, my weaving of poetic lines.
Published in the book, "Sekai ni Hirogaru" and
translated into Japanese language by Sono Uchida:
The ghost
Of the dying moon
Beauty at rest (Rey de Vera)
Kaluluwa ng
Naghihingalong buwan
Gandang nahimlay (Translation: Rey de Vera)
To view his other works, visit this page:
Archived Haiku

Or read his blogs at devera.wordpress.com:
Pinoy Haiku 201-300


  1. avatar Abraham de la Torre says:

    nakalutang sa dagat
    bangkang ang katig
    natigatig ng alat

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