Victor Sugbo is a poet who comes from the City of Tacloban in the Philippines. He writes poetry in English and Waray, his mother tongue. He taught as Professor of Communication and Literature at the University of the Philippines Visayas. He holds a master degree in ESL and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has published two poetry collections in Waray and edited five books for the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He won first prize in an international poetry competition in 1997, was National Fellow for Regional Literature of the UP Institute of Creative Writing (2003) and was awarded the Gawad Pambasang Alagad ni Balagtas (2016), Taboan Literary Award (2013) and the EL Gouna Writers Residency in Red Sea, Egypt (2011).