Born in 1950 in Fabrica, Sagay, Negros Occidental. Started his art career at age 25, portraying the plight of the sugarcane worker.
Hailed as a visual provocateur, he has represented the Philippines in several art shows in Australia in 1992, Singapore in 1996, Japan in 1997, and San Francisco, USA in 1998.
He is one of the Thirteen Artists Awardee of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1992, as well as the Grand Prize winner in the 1997 and 1999 Philippine Art Awards. In 2004 he was presented the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan sa Larangan ng Pintura award by the CCP.
Presently, he is the president of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros and is largely responsible for the revival of the art group after a long hibernation.