He also chaired the English Department of Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) and was a regular panelist in several writing workshops, such as the Silliman National Summer Writers Workshop, Iligan National Writers Workshop
, and Dumaguete National Writers Workshop.
To receive Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez for achievement in literature education, is poet Christine Godinez-Ortega, long-time director of the Iligan National Writers Workshop
, and professor of literature at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.
Currently in place is the Mindanao Directing Workshop, where apprentices create productions from scripts coming out of the Iligan National Writers Workshop
(INWW) and Sulat Dula, Mindanao's biennial playwriting workshop.