Santiago Villafania, a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of poetry collections Pinabli and Other Poems (2012), Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (2007, 2012), and Balikas na Caboloan (Voices from Caboloan, 2005) published by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under its UBOD New Authors Series. Malagilion was recognized by the National Book Development Board and Manila Critics Circle as Finalist for Best Book of Poetry in the 27th National Book Award. Published in several countries and translated into several languages. Villafania is one of the 11 Outstanding Pangasinan conferred with the 2010 Asna Award for the Arts and Culture (literature) during the first Agew na Pangasinan and also the 430th Foundation Day of the province on April 2010. He is a member of Philippine PEN.