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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sa Pag-uli Mo, Madam



Ni Maeara
July 26, 2012

Pag-uli mo, Madam,
Halin sa prisohan,
Nagtumbo-tumbo ring mga suporter
Samtang
Ako nagapasakit kang ulcer
Ag ganipis rang dueonggan.
Alinon abi ay gabot rang bulsa
Ag maliku-liko rang daean
Owa't eabot nga eutayon.
Ah, hadumduman ko
Ro mga dungganon
Sa tongreso
Sa andang air-conditioned nga kwarto
Igto sanda gaisip
Kon pila ro andang makurakot
Sa mga masunod nanda nga prohekto.
Sa imo nga pag-uli, Madam,
Kunta maka-uli man ako halin sa kaimueon
Agod rang pamilya
Hay magtinumbo-tumbo man
Sa busog ko nga buesa.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Salamat

Salamat
Ni Melchor F. Cichon
July 10, 2016

 Mabuti na lang at narito
Si Rio Alma,
Kumapal ang diksiyonaryong Filipino;
Mabuti na lang at narito
Si Dr. Leoncio P. Deriada,
Pinag-uusapan na ang literatura
Ng Western Visayas
Sa mga kolehiyo at mga unibersidad.
Mabuti na lang at narito
Si Noel G. De Leon,
Bumibilis ang pag-unlad
Ng mga panulatang literatura
Sa Western Visayas.

Kung hindi sila dumaan rito,
Hindi lang nabansot ang mga wikang katutubo,
Kundi nabansot din ang katutubong literatura
ng Western Visayas.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Sa Aming Wika

Sa Aming Wika
ni Melchor F. Cichon
July 4, 2016
Sabi ng iba, 
Dahil hindi Tagalog 
Ang wika namin 
Pang laylayan lang raw kami.
Dahil ang tono ng aming pananagalog 
Ay tonong Cebuano, 
O tonong Hiligaynon o Kinaray-a, 
Pang laylayan lang daw kami. 
At pinagtatawan pa. 
Dahil Tagalog kayo 
At ang sentro ng kaunlaran ay sa Kamaynilaan, 
Kaya dapat susundin namin 
Ang tabas ng dila ninyo!
Kaya hayon 
Bawal awitin ang ating Pambansang Awit , 
Sa sarili naming dila.
Kaya hayon 
Naging bansot ang karamihang wika namin. 
Kaya hayon 
Ang literatura namin ay halos nasa laylayan din.
Ganon pa man, 
Kahit gumagapang, 
Napasama na ang wikang Cebuano, 
At Hiligaynon sa Palanca. 
Mabuti na lang nariyan si Rio Alma, 
Kumapal ang diksiyonaryong Filipino; 
Mabuti na lang nariyan si Dr. Leoncio P. Deriada, 
Pinag-uusapan na ang literatura ng Western Visayas 
Sa mga kolehiyo at mga unibersidad. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ra Anang Mga Mata ni Clodualdo del Mundo

Ra Anang Mga Mata
Ni Clodualdo del Mundo

Daywang bituon
Nga gaigpat-igpat
Sa tunga
It dueom…
Kapid it kasadyahan
Nga gasaot-saot
Kon ako hay
Nagabakho.
Pagsipeat-adlaw
It sangka gugma
Nga owa’t pagkaduea!
Pagtunod
It sangka tagipusuon
Nga owa’t pag-euib!

***Salin ni Melchor F. Cichon
June 23, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

My Bio-Data as of June 18, 2016



Bio Data Of Melchor F. Cichon
Updated: June 18, 2016


Educational Degrees
Certificate in Fisheries, 1970, U.P.
Bachelor of Science in Education, 1974, MLQU
Certificate in Governmental Management, 1982, UPV
Master in Management (Pubic Management), 1982, UPV
Master in Library Science, 1985, UP Diliman

Position (s)
Librarian, Aklan Catholic College,  November 2014- present, Kalibo, Aklan
Librarian, St. Therese-MTC College, Iloilo City, 2012- 2014
Librarian, Great Saviour College, June 16, 2010 to November , 2012
Retired, College Librarian III, UP Visayas, April 7, 2010
Head, CFOS Library effective February 1, 2007 until March 31, 2010
Head, Readers Services Section, U.P. in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo since 1988 to January 2008.
Lecturer in Management, College of Management, University of the Philippines in the Visayas (in-active)
 Awards, Citation, Honors Received
 2015, November 16—Certificate of appreciation for participating in a consultative forum on Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education, November 16, 2015 at PHINMA UI Hotel, Iloilo City.
2015, October 17—Certificate of Appreciation in grateful recognition for his/her service rendered as a judge during the Paindisanay 2015 held on October 17, 2015 at the UPV, Iloilo City.
2015, September 26—Certifiacte of Appreciation as speaker during the Magsugilanonay Kita: Ist West Visayas Mother Tongue Children’s Books Summit, held at Robinsion’s Place Iloilo, presented by Kasingkasing Press and Hubon Manunulat.
2015, September 11—Certificate of Award as Judge, Makangilidlis nga Sugilanon 2015 in recogntion of his/her exemplary contribution and meritorious service to HiligaynonLiterature and the arts and in helping The Peter Solis Nery Foundation realize its mission-vision of promoting, preserving, and propagating Hiligaynon literature and Filipino arts and culture.
2015, August 15—Certificate of Appreciation for sharing his precious time and expertise as Panelist in the West Visayan Writers Forum during the seminar-workshop, “Teaching Literature to Generation Z” held at CPU, Jaro, Iloilo City, presented by Central Philippine University and United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
2015, July 16—Certificate of Appreciation for serving as Language Reviewer during the Workshop on Quality Assurance of Grade 1 Contextualized Leraner’s Materials held at Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort, Tanza, Cavite on July 7 to 16, 2015, presented by the Deparment of Education
2015, March 3—Certificate of appreciation for sharing his precious time and expertise as Performer of his own poem, Ham-at Madueom Ro Gabii in the video production for Multimedia Resources for the teaching of Western Visayas Literature, a joint project of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and CPU.
2015, February 5-7—certificate of Appreciation for his/her invaluable service as Mentor in the Creative Writing Workshop (elementary Level) on February 5-7, 2015 during the Paghirinimbon III: Arts Fest 2015 with the theme: Mentoring Young Minds, spnsored by Department of Education, division of Iloilo in cooperation with Project Art and the Municipality of San Miguel.
2015, January 31—Certificate of Appreciation for sharing his expertise on Poetry Writing during te  10th LUBAS Visayas-Wide Student Press Convention with the theme: “The Core of the Writer is the People” held at the Holy rosary Prayer & Reflection Center,Calumpang, molo, Iloilo City, Jnaury 29-February 1, 2015, presented by College Editors guild of the Philippines.
2014, Disyembre 2—Sertipiko ng Pagpapahalaga dahil sa walang pasubaling pagbabahagi ng kaniyang mahalagang panahon at talino bilang Panel reaktor sa Ugsad ng Literatura sa bisayas Nakatundan: Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Wika at Panitikang Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, at Akeanon na itinaguyod ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, Pambansang Komisyon para sa Kultura at mga Sining, at West Visayas State University mula 1-3 Disyembre 2014 sa West Visayas State University, Lapaz, Lungsod Iloilo.
2014, October 24—Certificate of Appreciation in grateful recognition for his/her service rendered as a judge in Poetry in Motion category during Paindisanay 2014 held on October 24, 2014 at the UPV Auditorium, Iloilo City, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, International (Philippines), Inc., University of the Philippines Visayas.
2014,  19-20  September—Certificate of Gratitude as resource speaker in a Forum with Aklanon Writers, Aklan Catholic College, Kalibo, Aklan.
2014, June 6—Certificae of Appreciation in recognition  for the expertise rendered as a Resource Speaker during the Faculty Orientation/Re-Orientation held at the Multi-Purpose Hall, St. Therese MTC Colleges-La fiesta Site, Molo, Iloilo City, givin by St. Therese-MTC Colleges, La Fiesta.
2013, October 12—certificate of Appreciation for sharing his knowledge and experience as Resource Person on the topic “Blogging for Libraries” during the BLIS Culmination Activity in Library and Information Management Class with a theme: “Library common: A Place for Interaction and Engagement,” sponsored by Bachelor of Library and Information Science in cooperation with American Corner Iloilo, Central Philippine University, Iloilo City.
2013, October 11—Certificate of Appreciation for being on of the judges in Essay Writing and Poem Writing Contest during the 2013 Humanities Culminating Activity with the theme, “Molding Various Talents in Arts of Every Filipino held at Multi-Purpose Hall of St. therese-MYC-College La fiesta site, Molo, Iloilo city.

2013, March 8—Merit Award for Punctuality in recognation of his no late, no absent and prompt submission of all requirements for the school Year, 2012-2013, awarded by St. Therese-MTC Colleges.
2011--Outstanding Aklanon on Arts and Culture
2008—Certificate of Appreciation for “his invaluable service as Resource Speaker during Literaturang Akeanon: Informance and Tribute to Akeanon Writers held on February 22, 2008 at Aklan Catholic College, Kalibo, Aklan, given on February 21, 2008 at Aklan Catholic College, Kalibo, Aklan, by Arch. Gabriel M. Reyes Memorial Foundation, Inc., National Commission for Culture and the Arts, an Aklan Catholic College Office of the Student Affairs.
2007—Sertipiko ng Pagkilala bilang Tagapamahala/Tagapamatnubay sa Unang Klinik-Batman: Lunsaran ng mga Batang Manunulat (Pagsulat sa Tula) na ginanap sa mini-conference room ng UPV-SWF, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Lunsod Iloilo , 29 ng Agosto 2007.
2007—Sertipiko ng Pagkilala sa pagiging miyembro ng lupon ng mga hurado sa pagbigkas na bahagi ng Panrehiyong Patimpalak Bigkas Binalaybay 2006 sa temang :Kapaligiran ay may buhay: lupa, tubig, hangin dapat may bantay” na isinagawa noong 27 Pebrero 2007 sa UPV Auditorium, Lunsod Iloilo.
2007—Sertipiko ng Pagkilala, presented on February 27, 2006 by Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, Pambansang Komisyon para sa Kultura at mga Sining, sa pagiging miyembro ng lupon ng mga hurado sa pagsulat na bahagi ng Panrehehiyong Patimpalak Bigkas Binalaybay 2006 sa temang "Kapaligiran ay may buhay: lupa, tubig, hangin dapat may bantay" na isinagawa noong 27 Pebrero 2007 sa UPV Auditorium , Lunsod Iloilo.
2007—Certificate of Appreciation for “sharing his knowledge and insights as Paper Presentor at the 18th Conference on West Visayan History and Culture with the theme “Bisayas Kita: Celebrating West Visayan Cultural Identity” held at the Audio-Visual Room, University of Iloilo, Iloilo City, November 22-23, 2007.
2007--Certificate of Appreciation for having enthusiastically and unselfishly participated in the Paindisanay 2007, a literary-musical contest held on September 7, 2007 at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City, Signed by John Paul Q. Carillo, Grand Chancellor and Sonny R. Fernandez, Adviser.
2007--The Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Performance in Professional Academic Service (Non-Teaching Staff), UPV Iloilo City
2007—Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Oeconmicus, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo "for sharing invaluable time and effort as member of the panel of judges of the Regional Poster Making contest during the 2nd Economics Week Celebration, given this 31st day of January 2007 at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Audio-Visual Hall, UP in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2006—Certificate of Appreciation presented by Alpha Phi Omega International Philippines Inc., Kappa Gamma Chapter, University of the Philippines in the Visayas for judging the Poetry in Motion event in the PAINDISANAY 2006, held at the UPV Auditorium, UP City Campus, Iloilo City.
2006--Certificate of Recognition presented by The Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute, Coordinating Center for Research and Publications, Office of the Vice President for Research, Planning and Development, University of San Agustin, for being the recipient of a 2006 Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Grant for his book manuscript SINIAD-SIAD NGA KAEANGITAN, given on May 19, 2006 at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City.
2006—Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Student Council College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of the Philippines in the Visayas for being one of the Judges in the Aquarium Design Contest in celebration of the CFOS student week 2006, given on March 2, 2006 at the Villadolid Hall Grounds, UP in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2006-- Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Student Council College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of the Philippines in the Visayas for being one of the Judges in the SHARK DESING CONTEST in celebration of the CFOS student week 2006, given on March 2, 2006 at the Villadolid Hall Grounds, UP in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2006—Certificate of Appreciation issued by College of Arts and Sciences-Student Council, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo "for sharing with us his expertise and time by sitting as one of the judges in the CAS-SC’s Search for the Most Outstanding Graduating Student, February 6, 2006. Miag-ao Interactive Learning Center, CAS, UPV.
2006—Featured in Wikipedia in English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchor_F._Cichon
2005—Certificate of Participation presented by U.P. Hamili Brotherhood/U.P. Hamilia Sisterhood for sharing his/her words, thoughts and art in poetry in the Dilambong 2005, given at Little Theater, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Iloilo City Campus, December 13, 2005.
2004—Nominee to the Lingkod ng Bayan Award
2004, July 22---awarded as the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Most Outstanding Research and Professional Staff
2003---Certificate of Appreciation for unselfishly supporting the organization (Alpha Phi Omega, International Collegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority, Kappa Gamma Chapter, UP in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo) by sharing his time and talent as one of the Chief Judges during the PAINDISANAY 2003, a Literary Musical Contest held on September 25, 2003 at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City.
2003--Certificate of Appreciation issued by The Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute at the USA Coordinating Center for research and Publication, University of San Agustin, for having served as PANELIST during the 1st San Agustin Regional Writers Workshop held on 19-22 May 2003 at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City
2002--First Prize, Bigkas Binalaybay 2002, professional and written category. Entry in Aklanon: "Si Ambong, Ati."
2001--Outstanding Alumnus, Lezo Elementary School, Lezo, Aklan, April 1, 2001
2001--Certificate of Appreciation presented by Alpha Phi Omega, International Services Fraternity and Sorority, Kappa Gamma Chapter, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, as judge in the 1st Alpha Phi Omega-Inter-College Debate held on the 22nd day of February 2001.
2001--Certificate of Appreciation awarded by the University of the Philippines in the Visayas UPV Kamaragtas "for his unselfish and dedicated efforts as a judge in the Quiz Bee on the Filipino-American War held at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Audio-Visual Hall on February 27, 2001.
2001-- Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas awardee. August 25, 2001 presented by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) "for his outstanding achievement and pioneering work in poetry in Aklanon that have marked his considerably significant and permanent contribution to Philippine literature. Using the peculiarities of his mother tongue to its full potential, he has, in articulate poetic terms, expressed the lamentation and celebrations of his fellows, transcending the local milieu to become one of the country’s esteemed poets."
1999--Featured in a "book of poems by our poets to mark the end of the century", IN TIME PASSING, THERE ARE THINGS: 100 Home Life Poets, edited by Leoncio P. Deriada. 1999. One of the two Aklanons in this book.
1999--Certificate of Recognition "for his Thirty-Two (32) Years of Invaluable and Dedicated Service in the University of the Philippines, presented on July 28, 1999
1998--Third Prize in the Hari/Hara sa Binalaybay 1998 held at the UPV Auditorium, Iloilo City, March 13, 1998. The winning piece is "SA MGA NAGKAEABALI NGA SILAK"
1997--Service Award, for 29 years of service to the UP Library, on March 7, 1997, UP Main Library, Gonzales Hall, Diliman, Quezon City
1996--Writing Fellow of the 3rd Iligan National Writers Workshop, April 22-26, 1996, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City
1996--Third Prize, Professional Category, Uswag U.P. Visayas 1996 essay writing contest, UPV, Iloilo City. Entry: SI HENERAL FRANCISCO DEL CASTILLO NI TAY ITSONG.
1996---Certificate of Appreciation, for having served as Resource Person during the Training Course on Fisheries Research Methodology and Technical Writing sponsored by the Department of Agriculture-bureau of Agricultural research held at the College of Fisheries, UP in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, December 2-4, 1996.
1994--Writing Fellow, 34th National Writers Workshop, May 2-20, 1994, Dragon Room, CAP Building, Dumaguete City, sponsored by Creative Writing Foundation
1994--Third Prize, Professional Category, Uswag U.P. Visayas 1994, essay writing contest, UPV, Iloilo City. Entry: DR. LEONCIO P. DERIADA: MASIGLANG LIDER SA MULING PAG-USWAG NG MALIKHAING PANULAT SA WESTERN VISAYAS
1994--Second Prize, Filipino Category, First All-West Visayan Poetry competition, 1994. Entry in Aklanon: "Mga Bueabod sa Kauswagan"
1994--Second Prize, Aklanon Category, First All-West Visayan Poetry competition,
1994. Entry in Aklanon: "Hueas It Bato ag Baeas ag Iba Pa nga Binaeaybay"
1994---First Prize, Home Life Poetry contest, 1994. Entry: "A Letter"
1994--Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, July 21, 1994 "for his earnest efforts and dedication in serving as TRAINOR on the Application of UNESCO-MINI-MICRO CDS/ISIS Software to Library Operations"
1994---CCP Literature Grant for 1994 for the writing of Ham-at Madoeom Ro Gabii, Inay? Ag Iba Pang Binalaybay (POETRY), February 28, 1994
1991--Certificate of Appreciation presented by Akeanon Literary Circle, November 10, 1991, Kalibo, Aklan
1983--Fellow, UNDP-UNESCO-NSTA-UPILS, 5th Post Graduate Training Course for Science Information Specialists in Southeast Asia, 1982-1983
1979--Only winner, Poetry Writing Contest, sponsored by the Public Information Radio Iloilo, Iloilo City, 1979 (now DYLL Radyo ng Bayan)
1971--Partial Scholar for three consecutive semesters, School of Education, Manuel L. Quezon University, Manila, 1969-1971
1971--3rd Honorable Mention, Slogan Writing Contest, sponsored by the Sulu Ng Inang Wika, MLQU, Manila, August 19, 1971.
1969--Second Prize, On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest, MLQU, Manila, June 11, 1969
1963--First Honorable Mention, Mindanao Regional School of Fisheries, Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City, 1963.

Membership in Professional/Civic/other Organizations
Member, Founding,  Hubon Manunulat
Member, Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) (in-active)
Member, Philippine Association of Research and Academic Libraries (PAARL)
Adviser, Akeanon Literary Circle (ALC)
Co-Adviser, UP Akeanon (Miag-ao, Iloilo)
Auditor and Founder, Ilonggo Literature Archive, Inc. (ILA)
Secretary, Ilonggo Literature Foundation, Inc. (IFLA)
PRO, REPSA, until 2006
Lifetime Member, UMPIL
Member, UP Writers Club
Member, Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) (in-active)
Member, Philippine Association of Research and Academic Libraries (PAARL)
Chancellor, Knights of Columbus, School Council 10095, based in UPV Iloilo City, until March 2007
Financial Secretary, Knights of Columbus, School Council 10095, based in UPV Iloilo City, from March 2007 to present
RESEARCH and Project (Unpublished)
2010--Health Related Beliefs and Practices of the Elderly in the Selected Towns of Aklan, Panay Island, Philippines. Funded by CIDS, UP.
2009—Aklanon Glosari: May mga halimbawang pangungusap (funded by NCCA)
2007—In-House Survey on Why Very Few Students Use the Library on Saturdays
2000--Philippines First Facts. 2000. Funding Agency: Personal
2000.--Philippine Oddities. (published) Funding Agency: Personal
LITERARY Works (some)
POEMS (in periodicals)

Kinaray-a
1994--Inay. Salaming. January 1994, p. 17
Hiligaynon
1994--Kon Dominggo Sang Aga Sa Lezo. Salaming January 1994, p. 17
Filipino
2016—Hatinggabi. Liwayway, Hunyo 13, 2016, p. 48
2016—O, Sanlibutan. Liwayway, Marso 28, 2016, p. 48.
2016—Jeepney. Liwayway, Enero 11, 2016, p. 48.
2015—Wala Nang Hamog ang Madaling-Araw. Liwayway, Hulyo 6, 2015, p. 48.
2015—Kahit Na, Liwayway, Abril 6, 2015, p. 48.
2015—Hindi Ko Kayang Isulat Ang Pinakamalungkot Kong Tula, Liwayway Pebrero 16, 2015, p. 48.
2015--Ay, Buhay! Aklan Reporter, January 29-Feb 4, 2015
2015—Ay, Salamat. Aklan Reporter,  January 22- 28, 2015, p.  7
2015—Para Kay Lorena. Aklan Reporter, Jan 15-21, 2015, p. 7
2015—Eva, Si Adan! Aklan Reporter, January 8-14, 2015, p. 7
2014—Isang Sulat, Liwayway, Disyembre 29, 2014, p. 48.
2014—Lorna. Aklan Reporte, December 18-24, 2014, p. 6
2014—Kahit Na. Aklan Reporter, December 11-17, 2014, p. 6
2014—Wala Nang Hamog Ang Madaling Araw. Aklan Reporter, December 4-11, 2014.
2014—Basura at Lapad. Aklan Reporter, November 20-26, 2014, p. 3.
2014—Bakit Madilim ang Gabi, Inay. Aklan Reporter, November 13-19, 2014, p. 7
2014—Emergency Room. Aklan Reporter, October 9-15, 2014, p. 4
2014—Mga babae Ng Antique. Aklan Reporter, Jan 25-31, 2014, p. 4
2014—Sa Bukid. Aklan Reporter, November 27-December 3, 2014, p. 4
2014—Ay, Salamat. Liwayway, Nobyembre 17, 2014, p. 48.
1997--Kung Linggo Ng Umaga Sa Lezo. Home Life January 1997, p. 43
1997--Ang Gamu-Gamu at ang Lampara. Home Life June 1997, p. 42
1997--Huwag Nang Magyabang Sa Marami Mong Patubas. Home Life, January 1997, p. 43
1996--Lorna. Home Life November 1996, p. 35
1995--Basura at Lapad. In: Patubas; an Anthology of West Visayan Poetry, 1986-1994. Edited by Leoncio P. Deriada. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 1995, p. 133
1995--Nanay Soriang. In: Patubas; an Anthology of West Visayan Poetry, 1986-1994. Edited by Leoncio P. Deriada. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 1995 p.134
1993--Pagtulak Ng Gabi. Mediawatch December 1993, p. 35
Akeanon

2015—Indi Ko Masueat Rang Pinakamasubo nga Binaeaybay. Aklan Reporter, Feb 12-18, 2015.
2015—Sunflower.Aklan Reporter, Feb. 26-March 4, 2015
2014—Sa mga Nagkaeabali nga Silak. Aklan Reporter,  October 2-8, 2014, p. 4
2008—Si Ambong, Ati. Almanaque Panayanhon 2008, p. 31
2001--Si Ambong, Ati. (unpublished), 2001 2000--Owa’t Kaso, Saeamat. Mantala 3:97 2000
2000--Welga. Mantala 3:99 2000 1995--Ro Bantay. The Aklan Reporter, September 6, 1995, p. 7
1998--Sa Mga Nagkaeabali Nga Silak. (Binigkas at Nagkamit Ng Pangatlong Gantipala sa Pangalawang Premyo Openiano A. Italia Competition, March 13, 1998, UPV Auditorium, Iloilo City)
1994--Ambeth. Philippine Panorama, August 14, 1994.
1994--Ay, Saeamat. Salaming, January 1994, p.1
1994--Emergency Room. The Aklan Reporter, December 7, 1994, p. 10
1994--Ham-at Madueom Ro Gabii Inay? Philippine Panorama, March 27, 1994, p. 29. (First Aklanon poem published in the Phil. Pan.) Also in The Aklan Reporter, April 6, 1994, p. 8.
1994--Hin-uno Pa. The Aklan Reporter, February 23, 1994, p. 8. Also in Ani December 1993, p. 44 1994--Mamunit Ako Inay. The Aklan Reporter, December 28, 1994, p. 10
1994--Sa Pilapil It Tangke. Ani December 1994, p. 46
1993--Eva, Si Adan! (Finalist Sa Unang Premyo Openiano A. Italia Competition, January 1993, Duenas, Iloilo)
1993--Limog sa Idaeom. Ani December 1993, p. 48
1992--Manog-Uling. The Aklan Reporter July 29, 1992, p.9. Also in Ani December 1993, p.50
1973--Inay. Philippine Collegian, October 4, 1973, p. 3 (First Aklanon poem in the Philippine Collegian) Toto, Pumailaya Ka. Pagbutlak (First Aklanon in Pagbutlak)
English
2015—Crowded by Fallen Leaves. Aklan Reporter, March 19-25, 2015.
2015—To Pilma.Aklan Reporter, May 7-13, 2015, p. 5
2015—Manny Lost in the Ring. Aklan Reporter,  July 2-8, 2015, p. 5.
2015—Thank You, Anyway. Aklan Reporter, April 16-22, 2015, p. 7
2015--  You always have a reason or two. Aklan Reporter, March 26-April 1, 2016
2014—I think of You. Aklan Reporter, October 16-22, 20114, p. 5.
2004—A June Poem. Home Life, June 2004,p. 24
2000--A Letter. In: In Time Passing, There Are Things : 100 Home Life Poets edited by Leoncio P. Deriada. Makati City: Home Life, 2000, p.86. (This poem won first prize in its First Poetry Contest, 1993)
2000--Still. In: In Time Passing, There Are Things, p.87
2000--Thank You, Anyway. Mantala 1(3):98 2000
2000--Strike. Mantala 1(3):99 2000
1997--Brother. Busay 3(1):14 December 1997
1997--Upon Seeing Magellan’s Cross Busay 3(1):15 December 1997
1996--Lorna. Busay 2(1):44 October 1996
1996--Driver. Busay 2(1):45 October 1996
1992--Rue. Busay. June 1992, p.91 (This poem won Third Place, English Poetry Writing Contest, Miag-ao Summer Arts Camp Poetry Workshop, 1992)
1991--Women of Antique. Philippines Free Press, December 12, 1991
1989--Pushing the Night Ani 3(2): 151 June 1989
1989--A Youth’s Voice. Ani 3(2): 152 June 1989
Translation
2015—Paano Kita Mahaeon? How do I Love thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Aklan Reporter, March 5-11, 2015, p. 6.
SHORT STORIES (Akeanon)
1998--Silabu. (Revised version) The Aklan Reporter, April 16-22, 1998, p. 8
1998--Silabu. In Selebrasyon at Lamentasyon; Antolohiya ng Maikling Kuwento ng Panay/ Carmen L. de los Santos, editor; Ma. Milagros G. Lachica, John E. Barrios, mga tagasalin. Quezon City: U.P. –SWF, 1998, pp. 42-53.
1998--Melin. The Aklan Reporter, Oct. 15-21, 1998, p. 10-11
1998--Sa Kamaisan. The Aklan Reporter, Oct 29-November 4, 1998, p. 8-9
BOOKS/ Pamphlets
2016---Ham-at Madueom Ro Gabii. 2nd ed. Guimaras, Kasingkasing Press. 142p.
2012—Siniad-Siad nga Kaeangitan.(Strips of Heavens). Iloilo City: Libro Agustino University of San agustin. 94p.s
2011--Editor, Matimgas nga Paeanoblion; anthology of Poems Written by Aklanons. Lezo, Aklan: Tierra Alta. 103p.
2009—Editor, When I Fall In Love: Haiku, Luha, Tongue Twisters and Other Poems by Mila De La Serna. Lezo, Aklan: Tierra Alta. 72 p.
2009—Editor, The 32 Best Aklanon Poets. Lezo, Aklan: Tierra Alta Publications. 64 p.
2008 --Bigkas Binalaybay: Kritisismo at Antolohiya, ed by John Barrios, Melchor F. Cichon, Jonathan P. Jurilla, and J. I. E. Teodoro. Iloilo City, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Visayas-Sentro ng Wikang Pilipinas.
2007--Filipiniana Theses and Dissertations On Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Volume I: 1977-2001. 122 leaves. Unpublished
2005--Haiku, Luwa and Other Poems by Aklanon, edited by Melchor F. Cichon, Edna L. Faral, and Losally Navarro. Kalibo, Aklan, Published privately by the editor and others and was printed by Macar Enterprises.
2005--Web sites on fisheries. 26p. Unpublished.
2005--Philippines First Facts. Published serially in Panay News,1988.
2005---Mga Patugmahanon in Aklanon. (Aklanon riddles) 2005. Unpublished.
2003--Love Can Find A Way And Other Proverbs on Love. Privately published. Iloilo City, 2003.
2001--Philippine Oddities. Electromedia, Makati City, 2001. In CDs and in the internet www//http.ebookspecials.com (no longer posted)
1999--Thesis Abstracts: Food technology (1984-1999). Compiled and edited by Melchor F. Cichon, Ninfa L. Bandorio, and Mara M. Posecion. Miag-ao, Iloilo: College of Fisheries Library and SOTECH Library, U.P. in the Visayas, 1999. 62p.
1997--The Katipunan In Aklan. John E. Barrios, Melchor F. Cichon, Dominador I. Ilio. Manila: National Centennial Commission, 1997. 87p. 1996--Research Abstracts 1982-1994. Editors; Liberato V. Laureta, Liah C. Catedral and Melchor F. Cichon. Miag-ao, Iloilo: Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, U.P. in the Visayas, 1996. 107p.
1994--Ham-at Madueom Ro Gabii? (Bakit Madilim ang Gabii?) Kalibo, Aklan: the Author. Printed at Macar Enterprise, Kalibo, Aklan. 92p.
1994--University of the Philippines in the Visayas Research and Publication Abstracts 1987-1993.Editors: Augusto E. Serrano, Jr. and Melchor F. Cichon. Miag-ao, Iloilo: Office of research Coordination, University of the Philippines, 1994. 82p.
1993--Ani Aklanon. Edited by Leoncio P.Deriada, Melchor F. Cichon, Pett R. Candido, Joeffrey L. Ricafuente, Nady M. Meren. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. December 1993.
ARTICLES

2016, January 15—He wanted to be a priest but ended up a journalist. Panay News, p. c3.
2014—How Did I Become a Librarian and a Blogger? Aklan Reporter, November 6-12, 2014, p. 5.
2014—Culminating Activity. Aklan Reporter, October 30-November 5, 2014, p. 5.
2014—Ebowing with Literary Giants. Aklan Reporter, October 23-29, 2014, p. 7.
2008—The Re-Emergence of Aklanon Literature (posted in Aklanon Literature Archive, December 5, 2007, revised, March 2008).
2008—Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer: The Restless Beauty and Brain. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, February 4, 2008.
2007—Emilia Tobias-Quinitio: Shrimp and Mud Crab Expert. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 23, 2006.
2007—Teodoro U. Abalos: An Aquaculture Engineer. Prof. Prudencia V. Conlu: Ichthyologist Par Excellence. Otolith, April-June 1995. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, December 2, 2007.
2007—Dean Domiciano K. Villaluz: Pioneer in the Study of Tiger prawn in the Philippines. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 17, 2007.
2007—Silvestre V. Bersamin: Philippine Pioneer Fisheries Technologist. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 16, 2007.
2007—My Trip to the Emerging trends in Libraries and Information Services. Parts 1-2.PAARL Newsletter, January-June 2007, and July –September 2007.
2007—Philippines First. The Akeanon Lens. October 2007, p.15.
2007—Roundscad: The Philippine Fish Topnotcher. The Mouseion 3(2):4 January-June.
2007—The Youths and the Knights of Columbus. The Messenger; official newspaper of the Knights of Columbus Visayas Jurisdiction vol. 1, no. 1 p. 3.
2007—Dr. Rodolfo B. Baldevarona: the Underdog Filipino fisheries Scientist. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, December 7, 2007.,
2006—Dr. Rogelio Ochoa Juliano: the Generous Achiever. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 24, 2006.
2006—Guillermo Luzada Ablan: A Pioneer in Diwal Fisheries. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist July 24, 2006.
2006—Dr. Benjamin Jareta Gonzales: The Multi-Specialist. Tentacles; official publication of Western Philippines University, June-August 2006, p. 10. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, August 30, 2006.
2006—Claro T. Martin: The Prolific Philippine Fisheries researcher of His Time. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, October 4, 2006.
2006—Liberato Vallejos Laureta: A total Fisheries Scientist. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 23, 2006.
2006—Dr. Rafael D. Guerrero III: The Father of Tilapia Sex-Reversal. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 24, 2006.
2006—Dr. Gerald F. Quinitio: A Filipino fisheries Scientist. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, November 30, 2006.
2006—Prof. Pepito M. Fernandez: An Educator, A Scientist and An Administrator. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, October 20, 2006. Also in UPViews
2006—Erlinda S. Ganzon-Naret: The Rising Fisheries Nutrition Researcher. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, October 16, 2006.
2006—Dr. Glenn D. Aguilar: The energetic Scholar. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, September 6, 2006.
2006—Commissioner Andres M. Mane: A Pillar of Philippine fisheries Industry. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, August 30, 2006.
2006—Dr. Herminio R. Rabanal: Filipino Fisheries Scientist at the Forefront. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, August 23, 2006.
2005--Edna Laurente Faral, Aklan Pride. http://www.goodnewsphilippines.com/. June7, 2005. (not online anymore)
2005--Galunggong (Roundscad), the Philippine Fish Topnotcher. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/ June 20, 2005.
2005--Instant Bagoong: A Breakthorugh. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/April 28, 2005.
2005--Levi Mercado, the Next Pinoy GM? http://www.goodnewsphilippines/. Com. June 21, 2005.
2005--Rice Coffee? April 21, 2005. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/
2005--Sea Cucumber, a Gensing of the Sea. May 16, 2005. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/ 2005--The New Testament in Aklanon. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/April 25, 2005.
2005--Visayan Sea, A Haven for Fishes. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/. Com. May 1, 2005. Also in The Mouseion, 1(2):4 January June 2005.
2005--Is Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo the 14th or 15th President of the Philippines. http://www.goodnewsphilippines/April 29, 2005.
2005—Prof. Pepito M. Fernandez: educator, scientist, administrator. UPViews, August 2005, p. 8, 6.
2000--Professionalizing Further the U.P. Non-Teaching Employees. Pagbutlak, Summer 2000, pp. 2-7
1997--Agustin Umali: A Distinguished Filipino Ichthyologist. Otolith 4(1):15 January-March 1997. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, August 5, 2006.
1997--Instant Bagoong: A Breakthrough. UPV Newsletter 11(3):16 Jan-Feb 1997.
1997--Jose S. Domantay: An Internationally Acclaimed Natural Scientist. Otolith 2(2):11-12, 16. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 29, 2006.
1997—Nazario A. Pidlaoan: Pioneer Dean of UP College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 25, 2006. Reprinted from Otolith, July-September 1997.
1996--Dr. Albert Herre: A Pioneer in Philippine Fisheries Science. Otolith 3(4):11-12 October-November 1996. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 19, 2006.
1996--Dr. Deogracias V. Villadolid: Father of Fisheries Education in the Philippines. Otolith 3(1):13 Jan-March 1996. Reprinted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 23, 2006.
1996--Aklanons Beliefs and Practices on Death: Their Implications and Development. Aklan Reporter October 31-November 1996.
1996--University Archives and Records Depository: A Center of UPV Heritage. Otolith 3(3):15 July-September 1996. 1995--UPV Library Goes High Tech. Otolith 2(1):7 January-March 1995.
1995--UPV Museum of Natural Sciences. Otolith 2(3):15 July-September 1995.
1995--Current Contents: what is it all About? Otolith 2(4): 15 October-December 1995.
1995--Aklan: A Young Yet an Old Province Visayan Progress Recorder 11(5):9 April 21, 1995.
1995--Prudencia V. Conlu: Ichthyoologist Par Excellence. Aklan Reporter, August 23, 1995, p. 3 Also in Otolith, April-June 1995. Posted in Filipino Fisheries Scientist, July 23, 2006.
1994--Dr. Leoncio P. Deriada: Masiglang Lider sa Muling Pag-Uswag ng Malikling Panulat sa Western Visayas. Daluyan 5(2):8-11, Abril-Hunyo, 1994.
1994--Pamaeaye in Aklan and Its Role in Value Formation. In: Proceedings of the Third Regional Conference on Western Visayas Culture and History. UPV Center for West Visayans Culture, 1994, pp. 9-14.
1993--Harana in Aklan and Its Cultural Implications. Paper read during the Second Regional Annual Conference on Local History held in the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Iloilo City, Nov- 20-22, 1991. Published in Busay June 1992, pp. 20-26. Also in Proceedings of the Second Regional Conference on Western Visayas Culture and History, 1993, pp. 12-14. 1990--Book Review: Giant Clams: A Lucrative Mariculture Alternative. UPV Newsletter March 1990, p. 6
1989--Book Review: Biology and Culture of Penaeus Monodon. UPV Newsletter, September 1989, p. 3
1989--Book Review: History of the Filipino People. UPV Newsletter, November-December 1989, p. 4
1989--Book Review: Technical Consideration for the Management and Operations of Intensive Prawn Farms. UPV Newsletter, October 1989, p. 5
1988--Biab: Herbal Miracle From Antique. Panay News (Iloilo City), March 9-15, 1988, p. 2,8.
1988--Book Review: Management of Wild and Cultured Sea Bass/Barramundi (Lates calcarifer). UPV Newsletter, January 1988, p. 4
1988--Philippine Oddities. Published serially in March 9-15, 1988-December 12-14, 1988.Panay News, March 9-15
1986--Book Review: Distinguished Personalities of Aklan by Filemon V. Tutay. Danyag; Journal Studies in the Humanities, Education and the Sciences, Basic and Applied. 2(2):118-119 December 1986.
1985--Philippines Firsts. Published serially in Visayas Progress Recorder (Iloilo City), June 1, 1984-August 2, 1985.
1983--User Studies in the Philippines: A Literature Survey, 1977-1982. Journal of Philippine Librarianship, March-September, 1983, pp. 75-80.
1971--U.P. College of Fisheries Library: A Perspective. ASLP Bulletin September-December, 1971, pp. 109-114. Co-author with Altagracia Balane.

Extension Service (e.g. Volunteer Work)
2008—Resource speaker during the Literaturang Akeanon: Information and Tribute to Akeanon Writers, February 22, 2008, Aklan Catholic College , Kalibo, Aklan.u
2008—Officer-in-Charge, UPV Library on January 2-11, 2008
2007—Co-adviser, UPV Grandknights Chess Club, university wide student organization, UP Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2007—Interviewed by Frances Perl Lumauag and Mary Lou Salido, 3rd year BA Psychology students on Akeanon Poetry, Psychology 118 (Field Methods in Psychology) under Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer, held on September 17, 2007.
2007—Officer-in-Charge, UP Visayas Library on October 18-19, 2007.
2007—Chair, AdHoc Evaluation Committees for 2007 chancellors’ Award for Outstanding Performance.
2007—Reviewer, UPV Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
2007—Member, Steering Committee, Angat-Aklatan: a UPV Pre-Centennial Book Fair.
2007—Served as a Member of the working committee to draft a UPV REPS Service Record to capture the substantive information needed in the implementation of the REPS Performance Evaluation System (PES), see Administrative Order No. 117, series of 2007, dated March 22, 2007
2007—Served as Member, Regional Committee on Language (additional assignment) effective January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007.
2007—Served as judge in the Rapture IX: A Street Painting contest held on January 31, 2007.
2007—Served as Co-Editor and contributor of the book "Bigkas Binalaybay: Kritisismo at Antolohiya" spearheaded by the Sentro ng Wika, U.P. In the Visayas. (see Administrative Order No. 129, s. of 2007, dated 27 March 2007, signed by Glenn D. Aguilar, Chancellor
2007—Judge for the essays for Most Outstanding Graduating Student and Most Outstanding CAS-based Organization.
2006—Served as co-adviser of the Grand Knights Chess Club, U.P. in the Visayas, for the School year 2006-2007.
2006—served as a judge in a contest in Talumpati, Dagliang Pananalita at Pagsasalin ng Kanta, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and SAMAKANA-SC held on august 29, 2006 at MILC, CAS, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2006—Served as Co-Adviser of UP Akeanon for the school year, 2006-2007
2006--Served.as judge in the Paligsahan sa Paggawa ng Paskil (Poster-making Contest) and the Paligsahan sa Paggawa ng Sagisag (Logo-making contest), sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, U.P. in the Visayas, held from August 14, 2006 to August 18, 2006.
2006—Served as a resource person in the Class Fish 196—Research Methods and Special Problem on sources of information literature in fisheries under the class of Dr. Leonor M. Santos, held on July 14, 2006.
2006—Served as Chief Judge for the Poetry in Motion sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega International Philippines Inc., Kappa Gamma Chapter, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, held on September 8, 2006.
2006—Panel Member for the undergraduate thesis, Aklanon Composo as Literary Text, by Janice M. Viloria, CAS, UP in the Visayas, 2006.
2005-- Resource Person: Echo Seminar-Workshop on Managing the Managers, UP in the Visayas Library, June 2, 2005.
2005—Reader of the undergraduate thesis of Debbie Ann C. Calaor entitled: Ambahan of the Panay Bukidnons: Its Nature and Socio-Cultural Significance, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Arts in Literature, CAS, UP in the Visayas, 2004.
2005—Resource person in Fisheries 145 (Research Methodology and Scientific Writing) under Dr. Liah C. Catedrilla on August 31, 2005.
2005—Officer-in-Charge, UP in the Visayas Library, November 2-11, 2005.
2005—Served as Member of the Search Committee for UPV Chancellor
2005--School year, 2004-2005—served as co-adviser, UPV Akeanon, a student organization of UPV Aklanons in UP in the Visayas.
2005, June 10, 2005—served as a panelist in a BA Literature theses defense of Ms. UPV CAS re the poems of Salvador Lope of Iloilo.
2005, February –served as a panelist in a BA Literature theses of Miss Mariel Fleur T. Loredo, UPV-CAS re the poetry of Genevieve Asenjo.
2005, January 16—A member of the Aklanon Group who distributed school supplies, cloths, and canned goods to the Atis in a Resettlement Area in Buruanga, Aklan.
2005—Encouraged Mr. Cirilo Castillon, an Aklanon philanthropist who now lives in USA to provide some amount of money to be borrowed by UPV Aklanon students in UPV Miag-ao Campus. Several UPV students have already availed of this no-interest credit service.
2004--Resource Person: Two Sessions, History Class of Dr. Alicia Magos, 2nd Semester, 2003-2004
2004--Resource Person: Seminar-Workshop on Communication, Information Retrieval, and Team Building, UP in the Visayas Library, May, 2004
2004--Guest Speaker: Buwan ng Wika, College of Arts and Sciences, UP in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, August 29, 2004. Sponsored by PMB.
2004—Poetry Reader in DILA-AMBONG II Tour of Western Visayan Literature on February 26-27, 2004 held in La Consolacion College, University of San Agustin, Carlos Hilado Memorial College and West Negros College.
2004- Officer-in-Charge, UP in the Visayas Library, March 24-26, 2004
2003—Officer-in-Charge, UP in the Visayas, September 1-4, 2003
2002—Officer-in-Charge, UP in the Visayas Library, October 25, 2002.
2002—Officer-in-Charge, UP in the Visayas, September 12-13, 2002
2002—Officer-in-Charge, UP in the Visayas, August 13-14, 2002
2001--Resource Person: Training Course on Fisheries Methodology and Technical Writing. Sponsored by the Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanology, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, U.P. in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, April 18, 2001. Paper Read: Secondary Data Collection: Fisheries Data Sources.
2001--Guest Speaker: Closing Ceremonies, Lezo Elementary School, April 1, 2001 Paper Read: Success is at the Tips of Your Fingertips.
2004—served as a Resource Person in a two-day in-house Seminar-Workshop on Communication, Information Retrieval and Team Building, UPV Library, Miag-ao, Iloilo, May 2004.
2004—served as a panelist in a BA Literature theses of Ms. Raydelyn Provido, UPV-CAS, re Logics of Hurobaton or Formularies of a Babaylan
2004—translated the Philippine National Anthem into Aklanon, the first ever
2004—served as a resource person in the history class of Dr. Alicia P. Magos at the College of Arts and Sciences, U.P. in the Visayas.
2004—joined the Dila-Ambong Poetry Performance Tour in the following provinces:/Cities Bacolod, Iloilo, and Capiz where he read his Aklanon poems.
2004—published an article in Paarl Newsletter on the culture, history, and tourist spots of Bohol.
2004—served as a resource person in an internet creative writing workshop among Aklanon budding writers presently based in various parts of the world, like USA, Switzerland, Germany, Saipan, Micronesia, and the Philippines. The outputs of that workshop are published in a book entitled: Haiku, Luwa and Other Poems edited by M. Cichon, E. L. Faral, and L. Navarro. (2005)
2003---privately published the pamphlet, Love Can Find A Way and Other Proverbs on Love
2003---served as a panelist in the First Agustin Regional Writers Workshop, May 10-22, 2003, University of San Agustin, Iloilo City
2002—the only Aklanon founder and officer of Ilonggo Literature Archive, Inc.
2002—read Aklanon poems in schools and in restaurant together with Hiligaynon poets in Iloilo and Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2002—edited the literary folio of Ilonggo Literature Archives, Inc., ILA Lang na Tanan, Aton man ina gihapon… where his Aklanon haiku were published
2002—his five Aklanon haiku were published in SanAg2, November 2002, the first published Aklanon haiku.
2001—set up the Aklanon Literature website (http://www.geocities.com/aklanonliterature), where Aklanon poetry, riddles, songs, tales, short stories, are featured. This is also the first of its kind in the Philippines. As of June 19,2004, the website was visited 9972 times from worldwide audiences.
2000-2001---appointed as lecturer at UPV College of Management, Iloilo City
1999—two of his English poems were included in the book, In Time Passing, There Are Things
1999—served as senior editor of the Thesis Abstracts: Food Technology. (see book published)


SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS ATTENDED:


2015, September 4—Pambansang Oryentasyon sa Panitikan, mula 3-4 Setyembre 2015 na itinaguyod ng Wika ng Kultur at Agham, Ink, at Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, T. buttenbruch Hall, University of San Carlos, Lungsod cebu
2015, March 17—Certificate of Participation for actively participating in the discussion of local writers and teachers with visiting writer Marjorie M. Evasco on “Obligations of a Writer/Teacher as Creative Reader” held at the Cinematheque, UP visayas, Iloilo city on March 17, 2015.
2010, October 21—Conference on Culture & Heritage 2010, Theme: culture & Heritage: Our Genuine Wealth, at the Pinnacle Suites & Dunctions, Dalipe, San Jose, Antique, on October 21, 2010, spnored by Datu Lubay Center, Inc. and NCCA.
2007—Ownership Seminar held on 23 August 2007 at ILC, Tomas Fonacier Building, U.P. in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2007--National Summer Conference on Emerging trends in Libray and Information Services held at Covelandia du Labrador Beach Resort, Labrador, Pangasinan, April 25-27, 2007.
2007—Visayas State Jurisdiction College Councils Convention held on February 10-111, 2007 at Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City.
2007—Staff Training for the New Integrated Libray System (iLib) on September 12-13, 2007 at the University Libray, UP Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo
2006—Pre-retirement Seminar, June 26, 2006 at training Room 1, 2nd Floor, Graduate and continuing Education Building, UPV, Iloilo City.
2005—Managing the Managers conducted by UPV Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod on May 24-26, 2005, UP in the Visayas, Iloilo City
2005—2005 National Conference on the theme “Mapping Our Multilingual Literatures” held at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, December 3, 2005.
2003—Professorial Chair Letures during the 56the Foundation Celebration of U.P. in the Visayas held at the Audio-visual Hall, CFOS, U.P. in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
2003—Linux Desktop Users’ Course, given on June 4, 2003 at UP Visayas-Iloilo Campus, Iloilo City.
2003—Productivity Enhancement through Effective Stress Management Techniques, OCEP Training Room, Graduate and Continuing Education Building, UPV Iloilo City, October 21-24, 2003.
2003—Supervisory Development Course Track I jointly conducted by the Civil Service Commission Regional Office no. 6 and University of the Philippines in the Visayas, August 18-22, 2003, held at the Citadel’s Place, Infante Avenue, Iloilo City.
2001 General Assembly, Unyon Ng Mga Manunulat ng Pilipinas, Goethe Cultural Center, Aurora Blvd., Quezon City, August 26, 2001
1998 Pangkalahatang Pagtitipon ng Mga Manggagawang Pangkultura, March 20-22, 1998, Batangas City.
1997—Computer Literacy Enhancement Course: Microsoft Excel for windows (Spreadsheets) conducted by the Human Resources Development Office (HRDO) on October 22-23, 1997.
1996 63rd Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW), Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City, April 22-26, 1996
1995 National Writers Assembly, 1995, and 1998, Intramuros, Manila
1994 34th National Writers Workshop, Dragon Room, CAP Building, Dumaguete City, May 2-20, 1994 sponsored by Creative Writing Foundation
1993 33rd Miag-ao Summer Arts Camp, UPV, Miag-ao, Iloilo, May 22-26, 1993
1991 Philippine Librarian Association, Inc. Annual Conference, Quezon City Sports Club, Quezon City, October 16-18, 1991
1990 Seminar-Workshop on CDS-ISIS version 2.3 with HERDEN, PCFRD-DOST, June 18-22, 1990, University of San Agustin, Iloilo City
1990 Psychemetrics 1990: Looking at Our Environment, UP in the Visayas, Iloilo City, February 15-16, 1990
1990 National Workshop on Information Needs for Technology, UNDP-DOST, August 1-3, 1990. Hotel Nikko Manila Garden, Makati, Metro Manila
1990 Improved Librarianship and Library Services for the 1990’s sponsored by the West Visayas Librarians Association, UP in the Visayas, Iloilo City, April 18-20, 1990
1990 BEAMS: Focus on Communication Skills, UPV, Miag-ao, Iloilo, July 25-27, 1990
1990 Annual ISIS-Philippines General Assembly, June 28-29, 1990, De la Salle University, Manila
1989 Philippine Library Association, Inc. Annual Conference, Teachers Camp, Baguio City, May 4-6, 1989
1987 USM/IDRC Regional Training Programme in Library Automation, April 20-May 23, 1987, Penang, Malaysia
1987 UPV Computer Training on the use of the IBM PC/XT and some softwares, January 19-23, 1987, UPV, Iloilo City
1986 UNESCO-UPILS Asian Regional Seminar-Workshop on Integrated Microcomputer Softwares for Library and Information Services in Developing Countries, UP Diliman, Quezon City, November 10-13, 1986
1985 Training on ASFIS Methodologies, September 30-October 11, 1985, SEAFDEC-AQD, Tigbauan, Iloilo
1982-1983 35th Post Graduate Training Course for Science Information Specialists in Southeast Asia, UP Institute of Library Science, 1982-1983.

Websites being maintained:

UPV-CFOS Library New Acquisitions (http://upv-cfoslibrary.blogspot.com/ )
This site features the checklist of journals/magazines/newsletter available at the CFOS Library.
Luwa of Western Visayas (http://luwaofwesternvisayas.blogspot.com/ )
This site features the most comprehensive immortal luwa from Western Visayas. It compiles more than 600 luwa, some with Filipino translation
Filipino Fisheries Scientists (http://filfishsci.blogspot.com/)
This site features 27 Filipino fisheries scientists.
Filipiniana Theses and Dissertations on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (http://filthesesanddissertation.blogspot.com/ )
This site features Filipiniana theses and dissertations on fisheries and aquaculture, with abstract.
Index to Danyag (http://indextodanyag.blogspot.com/ )
This site features the most comprehensive index to Danyag
UPV Faculty and Staff Publications (http://upvfacstaffpub.blogspot.com/ )
This site features the list of faculty and staff publications of the UP Visayas.

ABOUT ME:
2007--Cited In: http://www.panitikan.com.ph/authors/c/mfcichon.htm
2006—Featured in Wikipedia in English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchor_F._Cichon 2006- Solis, Peter Solis An Aklanon poet. Panay News. Also in:http://www.panaynews.com.ph/archives/2006/0323/PINK%20XIII.htm
2005--Fernandez, Lyncen M. Haiku, Luwa and Other Poems by Aklanons launched at the UPV Miag-ao Library. UPViews, September 2005, p. 7.