Pablo A. Tariman writes performing arts stories and reviews for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and movie reviews and profiles for the Philippine Star. He also contributes to Vera Files, Rappler , Business World and The Netherlands-based Munting Nayon Magazine.
He used to write for the pre-martial law Graphic Magazine and later Focus Magazine edited by Kerima Polotan Tuvera.
His first film reviews appeared in The Evening News also edited by Mrs. Tuvera. His first column on the arts, “The Cultural Scene” under a pen name appeared in “Woman’s Home Companion” and revived as “Culture Vulture” in the Manila Chronicle and later “View From The Wings” in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine.
He also wrote for the Philippines Free Press, the Manila Bulletin, and the Times Journal where his theater and film reviews appeared.
For his regular coverage of the performing arts in various publications and for bringing classical music to the countryside, he was named —
- one of the Ten Outstanding Bicolanos in 1997 by the City Government of Legazpi,
- one of the Outstanding Pasiguenos in 2002 by the City Government of Pasig, and
- one of the Outstanding Manilenos in the arts in 2010 by the City Government of Manila
For his contribution to the arts as a music critic and reviewer, he also received a special citation from a foundation in Cebu City signed by Ricardo Cardinal Vidal with a special cash prize of P50, 000.
In his home province Catanduanes in Bicol, he was also named one of the Outstanding Catandunganons in 1999.
He was born in Baras, Catanduanes and has three grandchildren.