Born December 7, 1972 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. His father Feliciano Jakosalem was a pioneer in photographic silkscreen printing in Negros.
Bro. Tagoy as he is fondly called became active in art when he entered the Seminario Mayor-Recoletos in Baguio City where he was one of the founding members of Tatak Rekoleto, an organization of Recollect artists in the seminary.
In 1995, he started doing book designs, and his artworks soon became prominent in religious books, magazines, and cards in the Recoletos congregation and in the Archdiocese of Manila.
An apprentice under realist sculptor Boy Caedo, the brother's major works can be seen in most Recollect edifices in San Carlos, Cebu, and Quezon Cities.
He became an active member of the AAB in 2007 and has since exhibited his works in several group and solo shows.