Full Professor at the Filipino/Philippine Studies Department of De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-Manila). President of Pambansang Samahan sa Linggwistika at Literaturang Filipino (PSLLF). Former Vice Head of the National Committee on Language and Translation under the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Public information officer of ACT-Private Schools. One of the congressional nominees of ACT Teachers Partylist for the 2016 and 2019 elections. Makata ng Taon/Poet of the Year 2010 (awarded by Commission on the Filipino Language/Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino/KWF). Mananaysay ng Taon/Essayist of the Year 2009 (awarded by KWF). One of the lead conveners of Alyansa ng Mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino (Tanggol Wika). Associate member of Division I (Governmental, Educational and International Policies) of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).