He graduated with a BFA from the University of the Philippines. He is chief editorial cartoonist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer. One of the social realists of the group Kaisahan, he is also graphic artist, children’s book illustrator and photographer. He bravely started a career as political cartoonist in alternative publications during the Marcos martial law years. In 1986, he received the Catholic Mass Media Awards for the Best in Humor Cartoon, His comic strips “Pinoy Nga! And A. Lipin” were awarded the National Book Award Cartoons in 1997 and 2000 respectively.