Si R.B.Abiva o RBA ay dating bilanggong politikal. Nagsusulat siya ng tula at maikling kuwento sa wikang Iloko at Filipino.
Siya ang awtor ng Tuligsa at iba pang mga tula; Pantas Publishing, Lungsod Quezon, 2018 at Agaw Agimat: Parnaso ng Isang Bilanggong Politikal; Pantas Publishing, Lungsod Quezon, 2019.
Miyembro siya ng KM 64 Writers Collective at ng Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP).
HIYAW or 'shout out' is a voice of the militant and progressive Filipinos and sharply articulates cries, statements and calls of their mass organizations, formations, groups and communities which are bound by a common love for the motherland, specifically the struggle to achieve genuine freedom, democracy, justice, progress and lasting peace in the Philippines.
This year’s commemoration of the Escalante massacre happens just a month after some of the bloodiest days of attacks against perceived activists in Negros island. It happens amid almost weekly round-ups of rural residents in their barangays, with invitations to surrender or else.