Open Letter to the NCCA Regarding the Incident of Sexual Assault at INWW
(IMPORTANT UPDATE: NCCA is holding a meeting today. We will try our best to continually update you of the progress. Thank you for your support.)

Over the past few days, a series of social media posts relating to an incident of sexual assault at a recent writers’ workshop between an older male keynote speaker/panelist and a female fellow have made the rounds online. According to the survivor’s testimony, which she posted as a note on her Facebook on Monday, August 5, 2019, the incident in question occurred on the evening of May 31st, 2019, the final and culminating night of the 26th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW), at a room of the workshop participants’ accommodations: the university hostel of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT).

The details can be read in their heartbreaking entirety on the survivor’s note, which is set to public and has already been shared multiple times. What is particularly striking, sadly, is the treatment she received from the workshop director and the Mindanao Creative Writers Group (MCWG), Inc., the organizing board. In her testimony, the survivor made it clear that she “called and wrote” said workshop director about the incident and had even consulted a lawyer, who sent a letter addressed to the latter attached with affidavits of the survivors’ witnesses. All this was done in the hopes that the workshop director would at least “acknowledge what had happened,” “condemn what the [keynote speaker/panelist] had done to [the survivor],” and subsequently blacklist him so as to prevent him from perpetrating a similar act in the future.

Unfortunately, the workshop director replied with a dismissal of the survivor’s request, reducing the incident to an “issue” between the survivor and the keynote speaker because, to quote the workshop director in the survivor’s testimony: “it was done behind closed doors and nobody heard anyone screaming, being dragged down the stairs, or trashing about.” As if the director's narrow definition of rape wasn’t enough, she added that blacklisting the keynote speaker was “impossible” because the survivor’s request was “already beyond the mandate of both its implementing organizations.” In an “official statement” the workshop director posted on her Facebook page also on August 5th, she pointed out that the incident occurred “several hours after the workshop officially closed,” thereby implying that she and the MCWG were absolved of responsibility. This same statement, which was originally viewable by the public, has since either been deleted or had its privacy settings altered and can thus no longer be viewed by certain Facebook users.

We therefore understand that the survivor, after being shunned by the immediate authorities, was left with no other recourse but to turn to the online community. Equally apparent is the workshop director’s and the MCWG’s failure to handle the case in a manner expected of them. Instead of providing the survivor with the necessary support, assurance, the slightest “feminist solidarity,” or at the very least an apology, she appears to be more concerned with protecting the reputation of the keynote speaker and the workshop, as evidenced by the content of her official statement. The director’s apathy is even manifest in her naming the survivor (and misspelling her name to boot) while withholding the identity of the keynote speaker.

We, the undersigned, therefore, express our solidarity with the survivor of the incident and admire her bravery in coming forward. To ensure that justice is served and that incidents of this nature do not happen again, we urge the following measures:

That the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), having funded INWW through the years, conduct a thorough and independent inquiry into the matter, together with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR, given its mandate to look into human rights violations by state agents and duty-bearers in government agencies), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW, because it is mandated to protect women and their human rights), and MSU-IIT (as it is the institutional sponsor of the workshop and the incident took place within the university premises).

That the Ombudsman investigate the unjust and improper handling of the survivor’s complaint by the workshop organizers, who are also professors of a state university.

That the results of these investigations provide input or feed into a review of policies vis-à-vis grantees of NCCA’s programs to ensure that every workshop, training, or any other project will be a safe space for everyone, especially the women, indigenous peoples, the youth, PWDs, the aged, members of the LGBTQ community, and all other vulnerable sectors, without worry of being discriminated against, harassed, or caused emotional or physical harm.

That the government, through the educational institution, extend psychosocial support services to the survivor as a person at-risk, as provided for in the Philippine Mental Health Policy Act.

That the MCWG acknowledge that the workshop director's dismissive reply implied that there is no truth to the survivor's narrative, for she claimed that INWW “does not condone rape or any form of sexual harassment,” that it “abhors such acts, and would actively cooperate in securing justice for any of its writing fellows who may have been victimized,” and yet her actions (or inaction) spoke otherwise. Based on her official statement, where she dismisses the incident as “a private matter between two consenting adults,” it appears she has judged the survivor and already rendered her guilty, even if it is only the courts of law that have the authority and competence to determine whether there was rape or not. She has therefore excused herself from accountability as the workshop director, and she also excused herself from holding the keynote speaker responsible.

That the NCCA foster a climate of open critique and discussion by discouraging the workshop institution and/or officials from filing legal charges against sympathizers of the aggrieved for speaking out in view of her interest. Legal maneuvers that seek to penalize expressions of support for any survivor of sexual assault, especially coming from a position of power or institutional prestige, comes with a chilling effect: It equally suppresses such support as much as any articulation of experience and desire for justice by the aggrieved.

As things stand, we are sorely disappointed by the response of the workshop director and MCWG. This is not what we expected from institutions and individuals who receive financial support in the form of public funds. Any further inaction, then, is tantamount to complicity not just by those of us expressing concern but also to the good Filipino taxpayers.

FORMER INWW FELLOWS
Mark Angeles - Caloocan City
Hannah Marie Aranas - Leyte
Glenn Diaz - Manila
Adonis Enricuso - Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur
Rogene A. Gonzales - Quezon City, Metro Manila
Saquina Karla Guiam - General Santos City, South Cotabato
Andrea Lim - General Santos City, South Cotabato
Gabriela Lee - Manila
Gil Nambatac - Iligan City
Thomas Leonard Shaw - Quezon City
Charles Dominic Sanchez - Mandaue, Cebu
Erik Tuban - Lapu-lapu, Cebu
Dominique La Victoria - Cagayan de Oro City
Mark Anthony Cayanan - Marikina City
Julian dela Cerna - Manila
Reil Benedict S. Obinque - Davao City
Rodrigo dela Pena Jr. - Manila/Singapore
Mixkaela Villalon - Quezon City
Diandra-Ditma A. Macarambon - Marawi City
Genevieve L. Asenjo - Antique/Manila
Kwesi M. Junsan - Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Janelle Noel - Cebu City
Sara Sebastian - Isabela / Manila
Laurence Roxas - Manila
Tilde Acuña - Quezon City
Mildred Eran Garcia - Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur/Iligan City
Ma Carmie Flor Ortego - Talalora, Samar
Vida Cruz - Manila
Joyce Roque - QC/Pampanga
MJ Rafal - Tundo, Maynila
Charisse Mae Ampo - Bao, Bislig City
Arlo Mendoza - Quezon City
Darren Bendanillo - Zamboanga City
Catherine Bucu-Flores - Los Baños, Laguna
Jermafe Kae Prias - Davao
Isa Lorenzo - Quezon City
Aurea Paz - Kalibo, Aklan
Celeste Tumonong
F. Jordan Carnice - Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Yas D. Ocampo, Davao City
Anna Felicia Sanchez - Marikina City
Elio Garcia, Cagayan de Oro
Jeremy Evardone - Palapag, Northern Samar
Maynard Manansala - Makati City
Ton Daposala - Cagayan de Oro City
Bj A. Patiño - Quezon City
Jeffrey Javier - Davao City
Maria Karlene Shawn I. Cabaraban - Quezon City/Cagayan de Oro City
Seymour B. Sanchez - Makati City
Marvin Einstein Mejaro - Bulacan
Mariel Annarose Nicole L. Alonzo - Davao City
Gratian Paul Tidor - Dipolog City
Samantha Enchavez - Marikina City
Mark Anthony SImbajon - Tacloban City
DC Mostrales - Iligan City
Nelia Balgoa - Iligan City
Gil Montinola - Iloilo
Mariel Annarose Nicole L. Alonzo - Davao City
Marvin Einstein Mejaro - Bulacan
Kenneth Alvin Cinco
Seymour B. Sanchez, Makati City
Jessrel E. Gilbuena - Santa Fe, Cebu
Ian Rosales Casocot - Dumaguete City
EJ Betita Villena - Cagayan de Oro
Mark Acero - Cagayan de Oro
Evangeline Gubat - Beisinger, Germany
Michelle Tiu Tan - Lyon, France
Vijae Alquisola - Lucena City
Romel T. Villaflor - Cotabato City
Josua Cabrera, Cebu City
Hermie A. Sanchez - Samar
Nemesio Baldesco - Calbayog City, Samar
Ben Aguilar
Kei Valmoria Bughaw
Orlando A. Maliwanag - Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Hilda R. Nartea - Quezon City
Anne Carly Abad, Quezon City
Kyra Ballesteros - Taytay, Rizal
Carlos Piocos III- Pasay City
Elsed S. Togonon - Antique
Louise Vincent B. Amante - Binangonan, Rizal
Nemesio Baldesco - Calbayog City, Samar
Jason Tabinas - Mandaluyong
Blanche Gutib
Christian Renz M. Torres - Dumaguete City
Glenn Sevilla Mas - Antique/Manila
Jacob Walse-Dominguez
John Michael C. Lagura - Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental
Mark P. Bonabon - Biri, Northern Samar
Jeremy Nero Fulgar - Davao/Dumaguete
Jethro Monares - Tacloban City


FORMER INWW PANELISTS
Gutierrez Mangansakan II - Mindanao
J. Neil C. Garcia
John Iremil Teodoro - Antique
Rolando B. Tolentino
Brendalyn de Guzman - Pasig City


WRITERS AND OTHERS IN SOLIDARITY
Dean Francis Alfar - Pasig City
Jarrah Cynth Alvarez - Cebu City, Cebu
Kaisa Aquino - Quezon City
Jmar Atienza - Pasig City
Kenneth Michael M. Baba - Borbon, Cebu
Danielle Balanga - Cebu City, Cebu
Pat Baloloy - Calauag, Quezon
Rogelio Braga - Quezon City/London
Hillary Mae Bucao - Cebu City, Cebu
Wilfreda V. Cabusas - Talisay, Cebu
Kloyde A. Caday - General Santos City
Jolie Ann Cartuciano - Talisay, Cebu
Hazel Ann Cesa - Mandaue, Cebu
Michelle Centurias
Janssen Cunanan - Makati
Jan Angelique Dalisay - Apas, Cebu City
Adam David - Cubao, Quezon City
Armand Dayoha - Minglanilla, Cebu
Roehl Joseph Dazo - Talisay, Cebu
Gerald Dicen - Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Arvin Dimalanta - Quezon City
Roma Estrada - Manila
Rayji de Guia - Maragondon, Cavite
Joy Gabales - Cebu City, Cebu
Sigrid Marianne Gayangos - Zamboanga City/Dumaguete City
Daniel C. Geraldez Jr. - Talisay, Cebu
Jerry B. Gracio - Valenzuela City
Marlon Hacla - Quezon City
Christian Ray Licen - Mandaue, Cebu
Jae Mari Magdadaro - Cebu City, Cebu
Alfonso Manalastas - Butuan City
Monica Gloria Manluluyo
Zarah Meneses - Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
Donna Miranda - Quezon City
Clarissa Villasin Militante - Manila
Arnel F. Murga
Kristine Ong Muslim - Maguindanao
Jocel Nicolas - Batangas City, Batangas
Rome Nicolas - Carcar, Cebu
Eunice Barba Novio - Thailand
David Jayson Oquendo - Davao City, South Cotabato
Nico Pablo - Manila
Steno Padilla - Baliwag, Bulacan
Josh Paradeza - Zambales
Merl Peroz - Manila
Kristoff Peralta - Minglanilla, Cebu
DLS Pineda - Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
Dave Pregoner - Lapu-lapu City, Cebu
Patrick Quintos - Quezon City
Liean Jane Haney Rama - Talisay, Cebu
Lina Sagaral Reyes - Cagayan de Oro
Elvin E. Ruiz - Cebu City, Cebu
Vel Marie Santillan - Cagayan de Oro
Edgar Samar - San Pablo City
Chandral Selim - Cubao, Quezon City
John Rolly Son - Cebu City, Cebu
Angelo V. Suarez - Quezon City, Metro Manila
Apol Sta. Maria - Makati, Metro Manila
Ma Janice DC. Servado - Naga City, Cebu
Ralph Wabingga Sulop - Davao del Sur
Katrina Tankeh - Paranaque City, Metro Manila
Arian Tejano - Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Joseph de Luna - Saguid, Quezon City
Ed Uy Jr.
Faye Valencia – Paranaque City, Metro Manila
Jheimeel Valencia - San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Hannah Rae Villarba-Vriesman - Matina, Davao City
Isabella Villarojo - Cebu City, Cebu
Jaia Yap - Quezon City
Vincen Gregory Yu - Iloilo City/Manila
Jerry B. Gracio - Valenzuela City
Shanmarie Rose R. Juablar - Cebu City
Maria Amparo N. Warren - Pasig City
Stefani Tran - Quezon City
Jonel Revistual - Taguig, Metro Manila
Xeus DC Foja - Romblon
JM Tuazon - Mandaluyong City
Ansherina May D. Jazul - Cavite
Cesar Miguel Escaño - Tacloban, Leyte
Shanmarie Rose R. Juablar - Cebu City
Maria Amparo N. Warren - Pasig City
Stefani Tran - Quezon City
Jonel Revistual - Taguig, Metro Manila
Xeus DC Foja - Romblon
JM Tuazon - Mandaluyong City
Ansherina May D. Jazul - Cavite
Rommel A. Pamaos - Las Piñas
John Joseph Lopez Buenaventura - San Fernando City, La Union
Paulo Miguel Gabuat - Sampaloc, Manila
Abigail C James - Cagayan de Oro City
Erin Sinogba - Quezon City
Neobie Gonzalez - Makati City
Ramzzi Fariñas - Ilocos Sur/Quezon City
Rachel Castanares - Cebu City
Cristine Giselle D. Espino - Quezon City, Philippines
Celj Filmund Gamay
Christa I. De La Cruz - Mandaluyong
Joel Donato Jacob, Laguna
Jhoanna Dianne Ardiente - Cebu City
Gantala Press, Metro Manila
Tiffany Conde - Quezon City
Yol Jamendang - Quezon City
Alexandra Clarizze Villegas - Quezon City
Nanoy Rafael - Quezon City
Nicole Serrano - Quezon City, Metro Manila
Francis Paolo Quina - Quezon City
Mary Anne Claire M. Umali - Marikina City
May Antoniette Barbarono - Norala, South Cotabato
Likhain - Melbourne, Australia
Arkin Frany - Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Timothy Ong - Bacolod City/Quezon City
Jella Magallanes - Cebu City
Simon Anton Niño Diego Baena-Bais City, Negros Oriental
Mirick Paala - Mandaluyong City
Teddy Griarte Espela - Caloocan City/Phnom Penh
Laurence Castillo - Bulacan
Angeli Lacson - Quezon City
Jimsmar E. Paulino aka Kislap Alitaptap, Manunulat, Baguio City
Christian Baldomero - Iligan City
Markus Aserit - Dasmarinas, Cavite
Joy Emma Masapequeña - Cebu City
Jhoanna Lynn Cruz - Davao City
Kenneth Arvin Tabios - Pasay City
Ken Ishikawa - Marikina City
Nicole S. Castro - Quezon City
Lucia Silva - Iligan City/Quezon City
Keanu Harold G. Reyes
Rhodel Samson - Las Piñas City
Mae Ann Reginaldo - Quezon City
Marian Pacunana - Meycauayan, Bulacan
Elijah Felice Rosales - Muntinlupa City
Maimai Cantillano - Bataan
Conchitina Cruz – Quezon City
Mae Celine Erasmo - Cebu City
Ciara Garcia - Pasig City
Elizabeth Gonzales - Antique/Iloilo
Catherine Rose Bengan-Durand - Paris, France
Kiara Gorrospe - Quezon City
Francis Torres - Cebu City
M.J. Cagumbay Tumamac - Southern Mindanao
Francis Torres - Cebu City
Eric Gerard Nebran - General Santos City
Anfernae - Cebu City
Abie Anongos - Baguio City
Malvin Daniel Ramos - Quezon City
Sara Rivera - Quezon City
RM Topacio-Aplaon - Imus, Cavite
Jay Serrato - Antipolo City
Anjelika Marquez - QC
Gerry Los Banos - Quezon City
Maryanne Moll - Naga City, Camarines Sur
Diane Labis - Baltimore, MD
Victor Ocampo - Quezon City
King Llanza - Lucena, Quezon
Rhea B. Gulin - Bulacan
Julienne Dadivas - Antipolo City
Celine Roque - Quezon City
Dennis B. Flores - Bacolod City/Cagayan de Oro City
Gabrielle Gallardo - Quezon City/Baguio City
Erleen Ghem C. Mondero - Socorro, Pagsabungan, Mandaue City
Emmanuel Odiamar - Valenzuela City
March Ortuoste - Las Piñas City
Mark Dimaisip - Makati
Adeva Jane H. Esparrago - Cagayan de Oro City
Niccolo Rocamora Vitug, Quezon City
Pejay A. Padrigon - Iriga City, Camarines Sur
John Lourenze Poquiz - Manila
Aldrin Pentero - Pasig
Joselito D. De Los Reyes - Lucban, Quezon
Chloe Relleve, Makati City
Patricia Sybil Aurelio - Quezon City/Parañaque City
Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles - Cavite
Rio Otara - London, United Kingdom
Jonel Abellanosa, Cebu City
Lea Asuncion Lacao Aquino, Mandaue City, Cebu
Anne Katherine T. Aguilar, Cebu
Maxine Martinez - Cebu
Shaira Ricalde – Calamba, Laguna
Gilbert Yap Tan - General Santos City
Anthony Capirayan - Iloilo
Maluz Nakai - Cebu
Lorna M. Zaragosa, Quezon City
Karla Quimsing - Iloilo/Cebu
Isaac Ali V. Tapar, Baguio City
Abby Pariente, Baguio City
Patrick Bautista - Cavite
Georgene Quilaton-Tambiga, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
Katrina Gomez - Makati City
Paolo Enrico Melendez, Tanauan, Batangas
Sarah Christina Ganzon - Montreal, QC
Mikee Madriaga - Quezon City
Nico Parungo - Rizal, Antipolo City
Ernest Guevara - Makati City
Christian Tablazon - Los Baños, Laguna
Kate Ramil - Manila
Floraime O. Pantaleta, Zamboanga City/Isabela, Basilan
Karl Isaac Santos - Muntinlupa City
Tara de Leon - Negros Oriental
Jane Kharen Mariano-Quezon City
Ace Arenio - Taytay, Rizal
Christian Paul I. Camposano - Marikina City
Carissa Baconguis, Quezon City
Ernie Angeles - Bulakan, Bulacan
Francheska Trixia S. Santuico - Valenzuela City
Deidre Morales - Quezon City
Bong Patungan — Quezon City
Michael Carlo Villas - UP Diliman/Leyte
Rene Boy Abiva - Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Roel F. Marcial - Zamboanga City
Lady Isabelle Perez, Cebu City
Karize Michella Uy
Jona Lago - Quezon City
Alyza May T. Taguilaso - Alabang, Muntinlupa
Jose Tanierla, Quezon City
Seyra Rico - Paris, France
Lewey Jimoya - Iligan City
Heinrich Domingo - Quezon, Isabela
Ipe Soco - Valenzuela City
Roel F. Marcial - Zamboanga City
Gracielle Deanne Tubera - Davao City
Lei Landicho - Manila
Christian Gil D. Tugonon - Cebu
Derik Cumagun - Lipa City
Noel G. de Leon - Iloilo / Guimaras
Claire Michaela Obejas - Cebu City
Chiles Samaniego - Muntinlupa City
Tiu Fujikawa - Davao City
Sariah San Juan - Iligan City
Michelle Samuel - Baguio City
Jolo Guevarra - Cainta, Rizal
Mariane Amor Romina T. Abuan - Pangasinan
Patricia Bravo - Manila
Judy Ann Lubiano - North Cotabato
Viv Salve - Makati
Regina Angelica A. Bengzon - Quezon City
Jade Mark Capiñanes - Davao City
Lovely Ramos - Manila
Rei Hontanar, Quezon City/Iloilo
Tara Prieto - Talisay City
Divina Sobrepeña - Antipolo City
Mich Lado - Quezon City
Gabrielle Leung - Quezon City
Andrew Bonifacio L. Clete - Las Pinas City
L.E. Fortez, Quezon City
AJ Elicaño - Makati City
Genory Vanz Alfasain - Sarangani Province
Marvin Monfort, Iloilo City
Enrique S. Villasis, Quezon City
Abigail Nuqui - Manila
Carol Guzman, Tuguegarao City
Daniel Besa - Manila
Giselle Dela Cruz - Paranaque
Jasmine Cruz, Quezon City
Jason Kris R. Kanindot
Andrea Lucas - Plaridel, Bulacan
Nicko de Guzman - Quezon City
Michael Aaron Gomez - Davao City
Donna Patricia Manio - Manila
Richard Jacob Dy - Quezon City
Leynard Floyd Alcoran, Antique Province
Shaunnah Ysabel Cledera - Los Baños, Laguna
Stephen Prestado - Naga City, Camarines Sur
Martina Herras, Quezon City, Metro Manila
K. Jimenez - Cebu City
Lyde Villanueva - Dumaguete City/Manila
Mohr Oswald - Quezon City
Summer Daffodil M. Paguia - Cagayan de Oro
Arianna Mercado - Makati City
Mark Baltazar - Las Piñas City
Jo Almanzor - Manila
Carmela Lorenz Mendoza - Valenzuela City
Khalil Salih Verzosa - Marikina City
Leah May Lim-Atienza - Mandaue City, Cebu
Keith Cortez - Quezon City
Tin Macale - Eastern Samar
Joel Pablo Salud, Paranaque City
Sharmaine Hernandez, Quezon City
Nerisa del Carmen Guevara - Quezon City
Jonette Valenciano - Quezon City
Ara Vinzon - Bataan
Astrid Ilano - Cebu City, Cebu
Jessa Suganob - Cagayan de Oro
Paola Salutin - Bulacan
Angela Mae Pamaos, Las Piñas City
Gari Jamero - Makati/Cagayan de Oro
Sydney Paige Guerrero - Quezon City
Nida Ramirez - Imus City
Mara Barbra Nanaman - Iligan City
EK Gonzales - Makati City
Joyce Perpetua - Quezon City
Abraham Garcia Jr. - Davao City/Brisbane
Pietros Val R. Patricio - Capiz/Pasay City
Allyn May Canja - Iloilo/Antique
Ester Tapia, Cebu City
Isaac Orcullo - Cebu City
DJ Ellamil - Mabitac, Laguna
Jerard Ancel D. Eusebio - Los Baños, Laguna
Ruby Rosa Baldevarona - Iloilo City
Adelma L. Salvador, Writer - San Miguel, Bulacan
Gwen Bautista - Las Pinas City
Thessalonica Yocor - Dumaguete City
Pam Gamilla - Manila
Lawrence Bernabe - Iloilo/Quezon City
Francisco Arias Monteseña, Angono Rizal
Princess Liann DL. Quiñones - San Pedro, Laguna
Joy Rostrata - Quezon City
Darelyn Allison - Cebu City
Windsor Guadalupe Jr., in solidarity - Plaridel, Bulacan
Adrian Pete Medina Pregonir/ Banga, South Cotabato
Trishia Aberion - Cebu City
Joaquin Singson - Quezon City
Aris Remollino - San Pedro, Laguna
Jona Branzuela Bering - Hanoi, Vietnam
Diego Carlos S. Sevilla - Davao City
Bryan Ezra C. Gonzales - Quezon City
Bernard Jay Mercado - Quezon City
Patricky Kyle Autida
PG Murillo - General Santos City, South Cotabato
Marish Buenavista - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Roy V. Aragon - Nueva Vizcaya and Cagayan
Francezca Kwe - Quezon City
Jojie E. Ogaob - Barili, Cebu
Mel C. - Makati
Mar Anthony dela Cruz, Quezon City
Reyna Cadiz - Mandaue City
Benedict Bunao - Cabuyao, Laguna
Firie Jill T. Ramos - Tacloban City, Leyte
Maria Gliceria L. Valdez - Davao City
Pats Ombion
Dennis Destajo - Cubao, Quezon City
Amalia B. Cabusao, Davao City
B. Montemayor, Quezon City
Nikko Miguel M. Garcia - Sampaloc, Manila
Emmanuel G. Halabaso Jr.
Michael Thomas M. Nelmida, Lungsod Kalookan
Louise O. Lopez - Cavite
Adrian Carl Pescador - Quezon City
Joseph Anthony Montecillo, Pasig City
Mary Jessel Duque, Manila
Gigi Constantino - Metro Manila
Thirdy Japsay - Quezon City
KC Calpo, Makati City
Victor Dennis T. Nierva - Naga City
Rex Nepomuceno - Quezon City
Paul Belisario - Valenzuela City
Christine Lao - Metro Manila
Lakan Umali - San Juan City/Davao City
Jayson V. Fajardo, Quezon City
Richard Cornelio - Pasay City
Nap Arcilla III, Catanduanes
Nicko Reginio Caluya - San Pedro City, Laguna
Om Narayan Velasco - Los Baños, Laguna
Arjay Babon - Tacloban City
Isaac Ramos - Quezon City
Johanna Michelle Lim - Cebu City
Rody Vera - Makati City
Mariya Lim - Mandaue City, Cebu
Matthew Torregosa - Cebu City
Patricia Onte - Calamba, Laguna
May M. Dolis - Marinduque
Nikki Zurbano, Quezon City
Adrian Paul Tañedo - Tarlac City
Bagane Fiola - Davao City
Jombits Quintos - Laguna / Davao City
Angela Gabrielle Fabunan - Quezon City
Dan Manglinong - Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Charles Kyle Mupas - Laguna
Jefferson Lexus Jonson, Caloocan City
Lianne Palmenco - Manila
Enrique S. Villasis - Quezon City
Maki Bajit - Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
Luis Wilfrido Atienza - Makati City
Jeffrey Yap - Intramuros
Fidelis Tan - Quezon City
Kat Del Rosario - Batangas City
Mio Aseremo - Makati City
Susan Severino Lara - Manila
JC Gloria - Quezon City
Jim Muana - Camotes, Cebu
Ram Botero - Nabunturan, Compostela Valley
Roda Tajon - Quezon City
Leo Cosmiano Baltar - Caloocan City
Haidee Pineda
Mika Pangilinan - Quezon City
Chuckberry Pascual - Manila
Angel Banzon - Metro Manila
Bomen Guillermo - Quezon City
Ryco Sheen C. Mirafuentes - Davao City
Kenneth Yu, Metro Manila
Cat Aquino - Quezon City
Michael Caesar C. Tubal - Iloilo City
Jielyn Cerlette Lopez, Malolos, Bulacan
July Anne Guibone - Cebu City
Denise Rebollido - Cebu City
Dess Balota - Cebu City
Leah Valle, Davao City
Mae Sheilou Conserva - Iloilo
Hannah Magno - Makati City
Kim Kathleen L. Gerobin - Quezon City
Ella de Leon - Davao City
Hannah Pabalan - Makati City
Mitch Balladares - Santa Rosa, Laguna
Dennis S. Aguinaldo, in solidarity - Los Baños, Laguna
Raymond Ardiente Ybañez - Cagayan de Oro City
Roda Tajon, Quezon City
Jin Muana - Camotes, Cebu
JC Gloria - Quezon City
Susan Severino Lara, Manila
Guelan Varela-Luarca - Marikina City
Ivan Emil A. Labayne, Baguio City
Andre Barbarona, Las Pinas City
Kaye Antonio, Davao City
Ivie C. Esteban - Iligan City
Jeric D. Arguelles - San Pedro City, Laguna
Denise Caesar Bongalon - Pagadian City
Grace Monte de Ramos, Mandaluyong/Dumaguete
Justine Yu, Dumaguete City
Aileen Grace Pardillo - Cebu
Angelika Nicole Lacsina - Cavite
Karl Orit - Bacoor, Cavite
Cherish Aileen Brillon - Quezon City
Kristian Jacob Abad Lora (Lawyer-Activist) - Cebu City
Antoinette Consolacion - Pangasinan
Emiliana Kampilan - Mandaluyong
Hara Mae Macanas- Tacloban City
Krizzia Mei Esperanza, Naga City
John Leir Castro - Naga City
Daryl Jabil - Cebu City
Arby Medina - Manila
Grace Jaucian - Naga City
Trevor Viloria - Metro Manila
Ann Rei Conte - Marikina City
Charles Tuvilla - Dallas, Texas
Nigel Santos-Bulacan
Daryll Delgado, Quezon City
Julie Agato-Quezon City
Polynne Dira- Quezon City
Carlo Paulo Pacolor - Quezon City
Ma. Jhayle Meer
Freidreich Layno - Quezon City/ Davao City
Rex Menard Cervales - Roxas City, Capiz
April-Joy Eufracio-Salvosa, Naga City Cam. Sur
Vincent Royce Navera - Quezon City
Sam Del Castillo - Caloocan City
Raniela Barbaza Quezon City
Bernalyn Sastrillo - Rodriguez, Rizal
Nikki Luna - London, UK
Evelyn B. Lumando - Talisay City
Angela Bernice Cabildo - Cagayan de Oro City
Ram Hernandez, Quezon City
Wynclef Enerio - Taguig
Jennie Arado - Koronadal/Davao City
Cha Caras - Quezon City
Evie Macapugay - Bulacan
Jose Alfonso Sacdalan - Dasmariñas, Cavite
Sophia Lee, New York
Julius Villanueva - Quezon city
Jeckree Mission - Metro Manila / Batangas
Cattleya Soriano
Czarina Lanes - Davao
Bagane Fiola, Davao City
Alvin I. Dacanay, Pasig City
Deborah Nieto - Mandaluyong City
Olivia Nieto - Pasig City
Kritika Tripathi - India
Chai Fonacier
Mark Fortaleza - Quezon City
Gino Dolorzo
Carlos Piocos III - Pasay City
Gary C. Devilles, Filipino Dept - Ateneo
Mark Lester Menor Valle - Bontoc, Mountain Province
Wilfredo Pascual, San Francisco, CA
Arielle Abrigo - Antipolo City
Adrienne Yvette Fria - Pasig
KC Daniel Inventor - Negros Occidental/ Malabon
Julie Jolo - Marikina
Nelia G. Balgoa, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
Joanalyn Gabales, Cebu City
Mark P. Bonabon, Biri, Northern Samar
Jazmine Brusola - Quezon City
R. Javier A. Bengzon - Mandaluyong
Jocelyn Pinzon - Lapu-lapu City
Sandra Nicole Roldan - Quezon City
Paul de Guzman, Quezon City
Renz Rosario - Quezon City
Anjeline de Dios - Hong Kong
Ian Harvey Claros - Marikina City
Mimi Johnson
Kristine Camille Sulit - Angono, Rizal
Philline Donggay, Cagayan de Oro
Matthew Jacob Ramos - Cebu City, Cebu
Ma. Antonette Lofamia - Ehime, Japan
Laya Boquiren - NCR/Olongapo/Baguio
Taftique, Inc. - Manila
Nikki Mae Recto, Valenzuela City
Ryn Acosta - Quezon City
Shaniqua Lizardo - Pasig City
Twyla Rubin - Quezon City
Mary Grace H. Gonzales, Dasmariñas Cavite
Abner Dormiendo - Antipolo City
Kelly Ramos- Baguio/Cagayan de Oro
Karlo Mikhail Mongaya - Quezon City
Septrin Calamba - Iligan City
Cha Lino - Manila
John Glenn Sunga
Aika Sarmiento - Pasig City
Joyce Ann Mallare - Baguio City
Selina Maunahan - Pasay City
Taftique, Inc. - Manila
Mary Deane Camua, Bulacan
Alden Santiago - Bulacan
Marnon Abundiente - Cebu City
Celestina Arvisu - Baguio City
Mayra Feliz David - Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rona Marie Cortez - Pampanga
Danielle V. Florendo - Baguio City
Maui Mangawang - Mandaluyong City
Sacha W. Jasmin, Baguio City
Grace Orbon - Pasig City
Lakan Uhay Dorado Alegre - Tacloban City, Leyte
Candy Alipio, La Trinidad Benguet
Julianne Marie Leybag - Silang, Cavite
Naomi Rebuelta - Makati City
Michael Rey Orlino - Muntinlupa City
Marius Carlos, Jr. Pampanga
Chesca Persia - Quezon City
Kim Pasion - Quezon City
Chryss Mae Segovia - Makati City
Joel Barredo - Bangkok, Thailand
Jessa Olmedillo- Cebu City
Yvux A. Apawan - Talibon, Bohol
Patricia Cendana - San Juan City
John Paul Marasigan - Taguig
Marielle Fatima B. Tuazon - Quezon City
Joanne D. Felonia - Quezon City
Leonille Christie Lavador - Cebu City
Ram Paulo Anayan - Quezon City (in solidarity)
Hezron Pios – Bacolod City
Brenda Dacpano - Baguio City
Belle Sunga - Davao City
Danico Deriada - Tanza, Cavite
Mark Sanchez-Quezon City
Roemina Deocareza - Quezon City
David Ong -- Pasig City
John Reigner Ramos - Bulacan
Desiree Caluza-Baguio/Alberta, Canada
Mikey Jimenez - Quezon City
Desiree Caluza-Baguio City/Alberta, Canada
Celia M. Austria, U.P. Baguio
Aileen Familara, Mauritius
Carlou B. Espedillon - Alabel, Sarangani Province
Danilo Arao, Quezon City
Jen Obenza - Davao City
Gisela Marcelang - Makati City
Brigette Gabrielle Oserraos, Iloilo City/Catarman, Northern Samar
Erika M. Carreon - Manila/Australia
Aleck E. Maramag - Baguio / Metro Manila
Jose Tanierla -Quezon City
Catherine Quesada - Cainta, Rizal
Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon, Pasig City
Nikki Malabad - Baguio City
Rae Rival - Laguna
Wilmor Pacay III - Makati City
Alexandra May Cardoso - Catbalogan/Quezon City
Rosmon M. Tuazon - Pasig City
Akiko Jane Cortel - Davao City
Jamie Therese Gundaya - Davao City
Starlene Portillo - Bacolod City
Genevieve Inumerable - Quezon City
Prime Sarmiento - MANILA/HONG KONG
Jeconiah Dreisbach - General Santos City/Manila
Bianca Mendoza, Mandaluyong City
Dominic Zinampan - Makati City
Jecia Opiana, Davao City
Elizabeth Joy Quijano- Davao del Sur
Luchie Maranan - Baguio City
Carmela Lapeña - Makati City
Jehu Laniog - Nabua, Camarines Sur
Coma Ben — Los Baños, Laguna
Jade Snow, Bacolod
Zyra Oliman - Santa Rosa, Laguna; Others in solidarity
Alyssa Danielle Navarro - Malolos, Bulacan
Mo Francisco
Alice Sarmiento - Quezon City
Ferdinand Sarabia - Cotabato City
Jeanette Patindol - Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Earl Lagunsad - Quezon City
Vera Mae Padilla Ferrer-Cabataña
Karla Andrea Ipong - North Cotabato
Carmen Luz - Las Piñas City
Marvin Joseph E. Ang - Caloocan City
Keith Bustamante - Makati City
Jolo Urquico, Quezon City
Tere Padillo - Makati City
Faye Cura - Makati City
Jusan V. Misolas - Naga City
Jose Kervin Cesar B. Calabias - Quezon City/Baguio City
Fiona Villamor - Manila / Cebu
Lou Cortejos - Metro Manila
Angela Felicia - Makati City
Cleofe Cortejos - CDO
Mia Sumulong - Antipolo City
Francheska Cortejos - Cagayan de Oro
Ivannee E. Bongosia- Baguio City
Raph G. Doval-Santos - Quezon City
Ivannee E. Bongosia - Baguio City / Quezon City
Beau Marie P. Tinio - Tagbilaran, Bohol
Mary Mara Atienza - Alaminos, Laguna
Paul Amiel Salonga - Mandaluyong City
Alexandria M. Mordeno - Malaybalay City
Ivy Bernadette C. Nobleza - Baguio City
Leonard Francis Alcoran - Antique/Iloilo
Margarita Sanchez, Manila
Frank Cimatu - Baguio City
Arry Asiddao - Quezon City
Abel D. Soto
Adrian de Larrazabal - Quezon City
Sarah Cortejos - Metro Manila
Fara Manuel - Baguio/ Manila
Terence Repelente - Navotas City
Tanya Lopez - Bacolod
Paolo Jose Cruz - Pasig City
Maria Ana Fajardo - San Pedro, Laguna
Raphael Coronel - Manila
Cerisse Madlangbayan - Dasmariñas City
Anna Liza M. Gaspar, Piddig, Ilocos Norte
Diosa Quinones - Makati City; signing in solidarity
Nickky de Guzman - Manila
Harvey James G. Castillo, Quezon City
Jada San Andres - Pampanga
Arvee D. Lao - Lucena City
Daniw Santiago - Quezon City, Metro Manila
Ina Alleco Silverio
Mikaela Regis - Cainta, Rizal
Micah Raphael Andres - Quezon City
Gita Labrador, Quezon City
Willa P. Maglalang - Metro Manila
Liana Barcia - Hamburg, Germany
Alyana Bacarra- Cavite
AB Coronel - Malate, Manila
Charmaine Lasar - Batangas
Jessica Faye O. Marino - Baguio City
Aya De La Cruz - Quezon City
Neil Cirilo - Nueva Ecija
Marga D, Taguig City
Emil Pandy - Quezon City
MRR Arcega - Bulacan
Ruby Grace C. Galvez - San Fernando, La Union
Edwin Darryl Dy - Mandaluyong City
Noel Pascual - Marikina City
Vanessa T. Haro, Gumaca, Quezon
Chang Casal - Mandaluyong City
Mai Dealino - Quezon City
Raymond A. Ybañez - Cagayan de Oro
Nick Gomez Poblacion
Pamela Mendoza - Los Baños, Laguna
Anj Heruela, Mandaluyong City
L.A. Piluden - Baguio City
Bluleab T. Albao, Makati City
Jeremiah Ciarra Flores - Caloocan City
Blulean T. Albao, Makati City
Baryon Tensor Posadas, Minneapolis, MN
Gem Vecino - Angono, Rizal
Alma Sinumlag - Baguio City
Abet Umil, Muntinlupa City
Charles Tan - Mandaluyong
Rosemarie Urquico - Baguio City
Ma. Jocedel Zulita - General Santos City
Jonah Bongcayao - Quezon City
Elizabeth Ruth Deyro - Laguna
Kishra Dawabi - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reyna Tabbada - QC
Cherrie Ann Balictar - Quezon City
Jay Lahoy - Quezon City
Lisa Ito, Quezon City
Monique Bracques R. Mandia - Quezon City
Gab Madrid - Quezon City
Regina de Castro - Cavite
Angelina Manio - Cavite
Marjorie Evasco- Mandaluyong/ Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Karren Renz Seña - Quezon City
Joanna Parungao - Pasig
Paulo Benedicto Villar, Pateros, singing in solidarity
Tintin Ongpin-Montes - Quezon City
Hazel de Castro - Cavite
Marjay Manalastas - Bulacan
Mitch Anadia - Marikina City (Writer in Solidarity)
Chubibo Mondejar - Quezon City, signing in solidarity.
Ferdinand L. Eusebio - Los Baños, Laguna
Mia Magdalena Longid, Baguio City
Carlos Quijon, Jr., Quezon City
Marianne Nono - Parañaque City
Eleonor B Maranan - Quezon City
J. Marcelo Borromeo - Cebu City
Cristina Morales, Quezon City
Rai Salvador - Isabela
Johann Vladimir Espiritu - San Pedro Laguna
Cha Castaño - Antipolo City
Patricia Camille Villa, Manila
Angela Velasco, Manila City
Zosimo Quibilan, Jr. - Los Angeles, California
Mia Marci - Mandaluyong City
Steffi Chua - QC
Brenda Gimotea Depasupil - Negros Occidental/Metro Manila
Jeriel Faune - Valenzuela City
Baguio Writers Group - Baguio City
Reina Olivar
Kora Dandan Albano - Baguio
Erick Dasig Aguilar - Quezon City
Allan Cariño - Baguio City
Patrick Reyes - Quezon City
Cian Dayrit - Rizal
Shei Faulmino
Nerissa Balce - Quezon City
Dr. Rose Sabijon Rara - Tagbilaran City/Loboc, Bohol
China De Vera - Davao City
Jose Mojica- Manila
Paul Castillo - Marikina City
Christian Jil Benitez - Rizal
Susan Lara
Chlarine Gianan - Cavite
Ned Y. Tuguinay - Baguio City
Haya Pag-asa Q. Santiago-Florendo - Pasig City
Ceej Tantengco - Quezon City
Andrea Jacinto - Taguig
Ian Lomongo - Angono, Rizal
Emmanuel T. Barrameda - Virac, Catanduanes
Joshua Uyheng - Quezon City
Weng Cahiles - Quezon City
Mae Yalong - Manila
Kat Regalado - Antipolo City
Rocel Junio - Quezon City
Stephan Pablo, Makati
Veronica Florendo - Antipolo City
Toni Dimaano - Lipa City, Batangas
Nadine L. Sarreal Quezon City
Melrein Viado - Cagayan de Oro City
Gillian Mapa - Quezon City
Paula Castillo - Quezon City
Joshua Tabernilla - Quezon City
Oey Mirabueno - Quezon City / General Santos City
Liza Constantino - Mandaluyong City
Katrina Uy - Cebu City/Bohol
Ronaldo S. Vivo, Jr. - Pateros, Ungaz Press
Ang Sabi Nila - Makati City
Carla Nicoyco - Quezon City/Bacolod City
Megan Diño, Marikina City
Josephine Obien - Quezon City
Redi Mendoza - Quezon City
Felinda Bagas - Metro Manila
Natalie Ann Unson - Manila
Maria Carmela Bernad - Misamis Occidental
Kyla Pangan - Apalit, Pampanga
Jimmy A Domingo, Quezon City
Kyla Pangan - Apalit, Pampanga
Aki Merced - QC
Rose Rara, Loboc & Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Mirjam Dalire - Dumaguete City
Lea Marie Diño, Quezon City
Kate Montero - Quezon City
Heidi Emily Eusebio-Abad - QC
Rexie Quizon - Quezon City
Kim Leones- Pasig
Helena Baraquel - Quezon City
Christian Ely F. Poot - General Samtos City
Dorothy Parungao - Quezon City
Jannele Jimenez - Bacolod
Nicasio Andres Reed - Quezon City
W Don Flores - Dumaguete City
Carl Joseph L. Mercado - Obando, Bulacan
Roi Yves H. Villadiego - Santa Rosa, Laguna
Denice Vias, Caloocan City
Eunice Bautista - Dasmarinas Cavite
Jay Rosas - Davao City
Bomen Guillermo - Quezon City
Petra Magno - QC/NYC
Dowee Untivero - Manila
MC Galang - California
Winston C. Gallo - Iloilo
Edgar O. Taghoy - Cebu
Charisse V. Mercado - City of Malolos, Bulacan
Elaissa Bautista - Batangas
Catherine Regina Borlaza, Quezon City
Elma P. Bautista -Isabela
Yvonne Vigilla - Metro Manila
Eli Rueda Guieb III - Baliuag, Bulacan
Cherine Rhegine Abrigo - Pampanga/Makati
Carlo Garcia - ADMU, Katipunan, Quezon City
Lorena Rose Balina - Manila
Rosanna Montemayor - Quezon City
Trisha Joy Cortes - San Juan City
Joy Dalman - Iligan City
Betty Uy-Regala - City of Pasig
Camilo M Villanueva, Jr. - Pasay City
Lorena Dela Cruz - Quezon City
Anissa Arcega - Quezon City
Gian Lao - Pasig City
Bituin Rustia - Region 1.
Claire Javier - Cainta, Rizal
Amanda Jean Dalugdug - Pasig City
Malou Alorro - Cebu City
Karen Frondozo - Antipolo City
Maricris Madara - Marikina City
Mark Nailes Coronel - Las Vegas
Mons Sta. Cruz - Malolos/Quezon City
Jose Miguel Arguelles - Zamboanga City
Sam Domingo - Pasig City
Mailan Falculan - Manila
John Thomas Trinidad - Manila
Sette Sigua - Laguna
Skilty Labastilla - Quezon City
Marya Vidal - Las Piñas City
Johnina Martha Marfa Marañon - New Zealand
Katrina Madarang - Taguig City
Jesh Alberto - Quezon City
Alaska Ordoña - Davao
Jen Garcia
Terence Krishna Lopez - Quezon City
Edwin A. Quinsayas - Quezon City
Sakura Magtanggol - General Santos City
Joshua Ezekiel C. Sales - Quezon City
Mary Christine Sacay - Taguig City
Nica Castillo, Manila
Ajine Ponce - Quezon City
Ronalyn Olea - Quezon City
Eliza Victoria
Dzeli Del Mundo - Manila
Jen Garcia- Tacloban City
Aljo Lumen - Salawag Dasmariñas, Cavite
Charmaine Carrillo - Cagayan de Oro City
Ma. Cristina Ponce - Quezon City
Clara J. Tagasa - Antipolo City
Danilova Molintas - Baguio City
Leann Padilla - Bacoor, Cavite
Mariel Montero Pabroa - Talisay, Cebu
Reago P. Fedelin - Dasma City, Cavite
Cookie Bacalla - Cavite
Mary Concepcion Lonzano - Metro Manila
Cindy Carvajal - Seattle, Washington
Erika Antuerfia - Marikina
Hannah Tamayo - Pampanga
Rona Co - Manila
Maria Vilma Estrellado - Quezon City
June Karla Lee - Quezon City
Paul Grant - Montréal, Canada
Jade-Ceres Violet Dolor Munoz - Auckland, New Zealand
Thea Marie C. Nedtran - Cavite
Dianne Bencito - Makati City
Bridgette Diaz - Quezon City
Jenna Bien Dolovino - Mandaluyong City
Leon Mapangpuksa - Dasmarinas
Jefferson Chua - Makati City
Jeremy Tintiangko - Manila
Jennie Elloran - Cebu
Eizel Hilario - Quezon City
Geraldine C. Maayo - Quezon City
Feliz Perez - Baguio City
Janina Denise H. Torralba - Meycauayan, Bulacan
Edbert Darwin Casten - Caloocan
Roy Mark A. Corrales - Quezon City
Lorenz Michelle Pineda - Pulilan, Bulacan
Melannie Joy Lando - Quezon City
Chie Ortiz - Los Baños, Laguna
Br. Ritche T. Salgado, O.Carm. - Quezon City
Maolyn Ramirez - Las Piñas City
Ginoe, Visual Artist - Silay City
Marz Aglipay - Quezon City
Jairus Montilla - Tacloban City
Korina Muella - Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Menchie Flores - Quezon City
Ayame Kinkuchi - Makati
AM Ragragio - Davao City/Quezon City
KJ Nicolasora - Paranaque City
A Despi - Rizal
Trisha D. Torres - Tacloban City
Jaime A. Pantaleta - Basilan State College
Ian S. Embradura - Iligan City/Ozamis City
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