Balangiga Authors and Collaborators

Angela Gabrielle Fabunan was born in the Philippines but grew up in New York City. Her first book, The Sea That Beckoned, was published by Platypus Press in 2019, and her second book, Young Enough to Play, is forthcoming from UP Press in 2021. Her poems have been published extensively in Asia, the UK, and the US. She lives back and forth Manila, Olongapo City and New York. One day, she might settle somewhere once she ends the search for a home. Her website is

Jehu Emmmanuel Laniog is a graduate student of Anthropology at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He graduated Cum Laude in Philippine Studies majoring in Malikhaing Pagsulat (Creative Writing) and Sociology. He finished Sertipiko ng Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino in 2016, a two-year creative writing certificate offered by the Departament of Filipino and Philippine Literature in the same university. He immersed himself in Bicol culture and finished his undergraduate thesis entitled Ipinasabong: Debosyong Rituwal sa Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Eunice Barbara C Novio is a Thailand-based freelance journalist. She is also a lecturer at Vongchavalitkul University in Nakhon Ratchasima. Her articles have appeared on Kyoto Review, Asia Times, Asian Correspondent, America Media,Thai Enquirer, Bangkok Post and The Nation. She is a correspondent of Inquirer.netUS and Canada Bureau.  She also writes poetry published in several anthologies abroad. She has published a chapbook O Matter, a collection of poems translated into Thai. She reviews academic and literary papers for several international high-impact journals. Presently, she sits as one of the editorial advisory board of Media Asia, an imprint of Routledge.

Ms. Novio has a Master in Women and Development from the University of the Philippines under Women Leadership Scholarship of Channel Foundation of Seattle, USA. She was a two-time Plaridel Awardee of the Philippine American Press Club.

Amir Mawallil is currently a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament in southern Philippines. He’d served as the public information director of the now-defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for seven years. Mawallil pens essays and creative fiction. A former journalist, he covered and wrote stories about peace and conflict in western Mindanao. He is the youngest chronicler of Bangsamoro history in the Philippines, and is currently taking his master’s degree in history from the Mindanao State University. His first book, A Constant Retelling: Exploring the Bangsamoro Narratives was published by Balangiga Press. It is a book of essays that carry stories about the Bangsamoro identity that Mawallil gathered from his family and his community.