L.A. Piluden is from Mount Data, Bauko in Mountain Province, and Baguio City. She graduated with a BA in Language and Literature from the University of the Philippines Baguio where she is currently taking up a master’s degree. She was a creative writing fellow for various national writers’ workshops hosted by UP Baguio, Ateneo de Manila, UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, and the UP Likhaan Institute for Creative Writing. She served as full-time faculty at St. Mary’s School of Sagada in Mountain Province where she was also the coordinator for the school’s Indigenous Peoples’ Education (IPED) program. She writes fiction and nonfiction as a member of the Ubbog Cordillera Writers’ Group. She writes for The Baguio Chronicle. At present, she teaches undergraduate courses at UP Baguio.


B.A. (Language and Literature), cum laude, University of the Philippines Baguio

BLL 107 (Principles and Theories in Reading and Writing);
BLL 136 (Panitikang Bayan);
BLL 138 (Panitikan ng Hilagang Luzon);
PI 100 (The Life and Works of Rizal)


Folklore Studies
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies


Short Communication

  • Piluden, L.A. 2022. “Balitok, the Creation of the Ili, and the Decentering/Recentering of the Land in Ibaloy Folklore and Literature.” In Hulagway: Bahay ng Salita, 62-70. Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Conference Presentations

  • Piluden, L.A. 2021. “Practical Nostalgia and Sagada Place-Memory in the Commemorative Practices of St. Mary’s School of Sagada.” Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Cordillera Studies, Baguio City, July 2021.
  • Piluden, L.A. 2022. “The Mountain Writes Back in Cordillera Fiction: Reading Rocky Cajigan’s Short Stories as Bioregional Literature.” Paper presented at Himaya: Panitikan ng Pagbabanyuhay, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Zoom, March 25-26, 2022.


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