Erlinda Kintanar Alburo is a prolific and important contemporary Cebuano scholar and promoter of the language. She has a Ph.D. in Silliman University where she teaches English, literature and research. She is the Director of the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City and she coordinates the annual Faigao Memorial Writers Workshop of Cebu. She is an active member of Women in Literary Arts (WILA) and used to be its chairperson. She writes poetry both in English and Cebuano.