Noel Sales Barcelona is the editor-in-chief of INANG BAYAN, a news tabloid in Cavite. Prior this, he was formerly the migrant and international news editor of the Philippines’ only progressive national newspaper, Pinoy Weekly, which also has circulation in Hong Kong and Japan, until the printed edition folds up in June 2008. He also wrote for the investigative online newsweekly magazine, Bulatlat.com.
A graduate of e-Governance through the Distance Learning Course of the Asian Development Bank Institute in 2008, he also studied at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila, from 2000-2004, with a degree of Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) major in Filipino language, minor in Mass Communications. He is now currently enrolled at the Trinity School of Theology and Apologetics for his Bachelor of Theology degree majoring in Christian Apologetics.
A journalist for many years, he has written and published numerous articles on a variety of topics, from the arts to national and international politics and relations.
A professional lecturer, he lectured in different universities and secondary schools in Metro-Manila and the nearby provinces of Southern Tagalog region. His topics include poetry and poetics, criticism, and basic and advanced journalism.
A short story writer and poet in the Filipino language, he has received numerous awards and citations because of his writing.
He is a member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, National People’s Media and Press Center of the Philippines, Inc., Kilometer 64 Poetry Collective, the Timog Poetry Collective, and the Artists’ Response to the Call for Social Change and Transformation or Artists’ ARREST.
He currently writes for Philippines Graphic Magazine, Dateline Philippines, PINAS: The Filipino’s Global Newspaper, Philippines Today, The American Chronicle and its affiliates, the Philippine Daily Mirror and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines daily online news, CBCPNews.com.