Ina Alleco R. Silverio studied journalism and creative writing in the University of the Philippines. She was a Fellow for Fiction in the 1996 Silliman Creative Writing Workshop and a Fellow for Filipino Fiction in the 1998 UP National Writers Workhop. During a break from her work in the Philippine progressive mass movement, she became the editor of Hong Kong News, a bilingual, twice-monthly newspaper in HK. She is the author of the book, “Ka Bel: The Life and Struggle of Crispin Beltran” published in June 2010. She won second place online category in the first writing competition on humanitarian reporting sponsored by the Philippine Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross in May 2011. She is also the recipient of the first Chit Estella Journalism Award for a report on the aftermath of Typhon Sendong in Iligan. She is also a Fellow of the 53rd UP National Creative Writing Workshop in April 2014.