Gino Dormiendo was born on April 14, 1947 in Calbayog City. He has a Master’s degree in Education and has taught at the Ateneo de Manila University. He was president of the Philippine Council of Industrial Communicators and a Founding Member of Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino. He attended the Moscow International Film Festival in 1987 and worked as film critic for ABS CBN. His film reviews have appeared in Times Journal, Daily Express, Sagisag Magazine, Veritas, Manila Standard, Diyaryo Filipino and Filipino Magazine. His works include "Best of the Philippines, 1989" and "Doon Po sa Amin, May Healer na Magaling" (In Our Town, There is a Capable Healer), 1993.