Niño Manaog obtained Bachelor of Arts, major in Literature at the Ateneo de Naga in 1996. In his senior year, he edited The Pillars, the college school paper.
In 1998, he was named fellow for poetry in English at the 4th Heights Writers Workshop by the Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of English. His poetry appeared in anthologies published by the De la Salle University, Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
In 2005, he settled in Iloilo City and edited The Guardian, a daily newspaper with national circulation. Currently he edits The Capiz Times, a weekly newspaper based in Roxas City.