One of Redila's earliest memories as a young artist was in around mid 70's in the Philippines when he and his older brother were being punished for using their aunt's lipstick as a medium to draw Looney Toon characters on their parents bedroom wall.
By the early 90's they moved to the beautiful island of Guam and spent the rest of his teen years mentoring with some of the finest artists in the Marianas - Christian Mahilum, Arman Germar, Boi Sibug, Nick Baldemor, Jon Medina. He then went on to become the first youngest member of the artists organization The Saturday Group of Guam. Joined numerous group exhibits and later on opened his very own art exhibit called Stages.
Now living in Miami, Florida, with his beautiful and supportive wife, Arceli and their ever so charming daughter, Oneng, Bong has now illustrated numerous children's books including Jerry, the Boy who Cried Monster and Ann Page's Maggie and Chester series. Aside from his monthly editorial cartoons for Guam's newspaper Mabuhay News, he is the author and creator of the long-running comic strip "Bayani Cafe".