Hardpen is my nom de plume.
My real name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya.
Many times I was asked the question, "Why do you write?"
I don't write for rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories or essays, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. The happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my rewards.
When I teach, I don't work but I play. The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy.
Proud to be me!
Proud to be a FILIPINO!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!