Ramon Bomen Guillermo


Ramon “Bomen” Guillermo is a professor for the Center for International Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP Diliman) where he teaches subjects on Southeast Asia and Europe. He obtained his PhD in Southeast Asian Studies (Austronesistik) from the Asien-Afrika Institut at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has done academic research and fieldwork in Germany, Japan and Indonesia. His essays and monographs include: Translation and Revolution: A Study of Rizal’s Guillermo Tell (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2009), 3 Baybayin Studies (University of the Philippines Press, 2016) and The Devil in the Philippines according to some ancient manuscripts (with Benedict Anderson and Carlos Sardiña Galache) (Anvil Press, 2016). His novel Ang Makina ni Mang Turing [Mang Turing’s Machine] (University of the Philippines Press 2013) has been favorably received by critics. He translated Walter Benjamin, Karl Marx, Tan Malaka, Wiji Thukul and Pramoedya Ananta Toer from their original languages into Filipino.