Lilia T. Tio

Lilia Tio is an Associate Professor 2 and currently the  GE Coordinator of UP Cebu and coordinator of the Creative Writing Program; did research and publication on UP Cebu Students’ English Writing Proficiency and English Language Competence; produced video documentary on old Cebuano song forms namely:  the daygon, the pasyon, the gozos, and the balitaw; writes short stories in Cebuano.

Associate Professor 2, GE Coordinator

Contact Information

Courses Handled


Communication 1, 2; Literature 1, 3, and 4 and Cebuano 100

Research Interest

Cebuano Fiction, Cebuano language, Cebuano song forms

Certificate in Cebuano Cultural Heritage – University of San Carlos


MA in Literature, University of San Carlos (Best in Thesis)


AB English, University of San Carlos (Magna Cum Laude)

Secondary Education, Cebu Eastern College (Salutatorian)


Elementary Education, Cebu Eastern College (Salutatorian)


Title of Thesis and/or Dissertations

“Barrio and City Representations in Cebuano Fiction:  1925 – 1940”


HAMBIN (Hamiling Binilin, a Cebuano Culture and Heritage Organization)


WILA (Women in Literary Arts)


Philippine PEN

Awards and Recognitions

3rd prize, short story (Cebuano category), Palanca Literary Contest, 2008


3rd prize, short story (Cebuano category), Sinulog Literary Contest, 2013


Published/Creative Works

An Analysis of the English Writing Proficiency of UPVCC First Year College Students in the  Philippine Bilingual/Multilingual Context – 2nd author, published in DANYAG:  Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 1:65-75 (2007)


An Assessment of the English Language Competence of UPVCC First Year Students, AY 2001-2002 – 1st author, published in DANYAG IX, 1:99-129 (2004)


The Daygon, Pasyon, and Gozos:  Glimpses into Cebu’s Cultural Heritage (Output:  a video  documentary of the Daygon, Pasyon, and Gozos), 2008.


Revisiting the Balitaw:  A Closer Look at a Secular Cebuano Song Form (Output:  a video documentary of the Balitaw), 2011


“Lena,” short story published in Babayeng Sugid, Cebu Stories, Anvil Publishing, Inc.


“Sapatos,” short story published in Bisaya Magazine, Nov. 19, 2008


“Pagduhaduha,” short story published in Bisaya Magazine, Sept. 17, 2014


“Lunes, Miyerkoles, Biyernes,” short story published in Bisaya Magazine, March 4, 2015


“Mga Guba sa Balay,” short story published in Bisaya Magazine 2016


“Ang Gipangandoyn’g Selpon,” short story published in Bisaya Magazine, 2016