Januar Yap is a poet, fictionist, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. His zeal for storytelling using photos, language, and film not only has given him recognition but has also inspired many of his students to tell stories of others, notably those who have no voice.

Assistant Professor 4

Contact Information

Courses Handled

Research Interest


Journalism, Visual Communication Theory, Communication, and Literature

Media studies, Cebuano literature, and Journalism

PhD in Media Studies (Partially Completed Coursework)


MA in Literature


BS in Nursing

Title of Thesis and/or Dissertations

“Beauty and the Sublime in Selected Cebuano Poems” (MA Literature)


PEN Philippines




Rock-Ed Philippines

Published/Creative Works

The Surge. The Philippine Pen Journal 2014 Short Story.


Kining Sabaw sa Diwit-diwit. Sa AtongDila: An Anthology of Visayan Literature, 2015 Poem


Lugar Lang. Celebration: An Anthology to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary

of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop, 2013 Short Story


Dios-dios. Sinulog Film Festival 2015 Documentary


Sagbayan. Sinulog Film Festival 2013 Documentary

Awards and Recognitions

Liboa’g Us aka Hugon-Hugon KabahinsaTagulilong. Short story category, third Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature 2015


Ang Suhito. Short story category, second Prize, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature 2015


Dios-dios. Documentary category, third prize. Sinulog Documentary and Short Film Festival 2015


Sangay. Documentary category, best story. Sinulog Film Festival 2015


Sagbayan. Documentary category, second prize. Sinulog Film Festival 2014