Datu Abdula Martinez Uka III “Dats” was born and raised in Cotabato City, Philippines. He had his early education in his hometown until senior year where he received various special awards. After graduating, he moved to Davao City and continued his education at Ateneo de Davao University. There, he successfully finished his bachelor’s degree in English Language and minor degree in Philosophy.
Today, he is working as a Volunteer Teacher at S.A.G. (St. Aloysius Gonzaga), an English Language Learning Center located in Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar. He also worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in a language school for Korean and Japanese students for six months, as well as a junior researcher at Research Quick. A former teacher by day and a research assistant by night, he is an aspiring professor, researcher and writer. He spends more time inside his study than anywhere else. As a young adult, he likes to read and write blogs, short stories, essays and articles during his free time. His first short story “Under the Starry Sky” has been internationally published through Eastlit, a journal and website focused on creative writing, English literature and art specifically from or connected to East and South East Asia. In addition, his hobbies are watching animations and movies, listening to music, as well as playing video games.