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Noel Sales Barcelona is the former OFW-Global editor of the defunct print version of Pinoy Weekly, a weekly investigative news-magazine in Filipino, circulating in Manila, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
A prized-poet, he bagged the second prize of the prestigious Timpalak Pagsulat ng Tula of the Pandayan ng mga Literaturang Pilipino, Inc., in 2002 and had given the title "Makatang Mag-aaral ng Taong 2002" by the Department of Filipinology of the Polytechnic University in the Philippines.
Last April 2008, he became one of the finalists to Kabuwanan Poetry Competition.
Also in 2008, he was given by the Filipino-Australian Community of Queensland (East Brisbane) a Certificate of Literary Achievement for his short fiction, "Bote, Dyaryo, Bakal."
A published story and poem writer, his works have been included in different publications in the Philippines and abroad, such as Likhaan (University of the Philippines' Institute of Creative Writing), Mabini Sessions (Polytechnic University of the Philippines), the defunct Kabayan Newspaper (the Tagalog tabloid published by the Manila Times), Tinig.com, Bulatlat.com and Southern Tagalog Exposure Magazine and dalityapi.com.
He lectures also on journalism, poetry and criticism, by invitation by different schools (collegiate and secondary) and institutions of higher learning.
He also served as the public information officers of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees or Courage, the militant public sector unionism center based in Quezon City, the Philippines.
Currently, he's the editor-in-chief of Cavite-wide newspaper, Inang Bayan.
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