"For me, a truly free art can only flourish in a truly free society," says this revolutionary social realist.
In 1969, he earned his Certificate in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City where he was named one of the UP Artists in 1967. In 1986, he became an honorary member of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines, a member of the visual group, Teatro Pabrika, and organized MAKULAY (Manggagawang Kultural, Artistang Malaya).
Having an editorial artist background at the defunct Dumaguete Times in 1969, he became the layout graphic artist and cartoonist of various regional and district underground newspapers of the revolutionary movement since 1975, late 80's and before his third captivity as a political activist in 1994.
Up to the present, he passionately conceptualizes effigies and other propaganda materials in various political activities showing his realist, surrealist, and sometimes unconventional styles.