Joper John Borlaza Ofrasio a.k.a. Jopermeister Red is all about expressing himself. He is a visual artist, individualist, song writer, punk, art director, production designer, and film maker. He also is a member of various bands – XIV, Sardines From Mars, and Jack in the Box. He is one of the brains behind Bicol X and also the sole creative guru of Ezkill Clothing. He believes in peace, love, empathy, and enlightenment. For Joper, all it takes to make him happy is cheese, sili, and coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
Weng Laguilles writes songs and plays the guitar for The Doldrums. She is also among the founders and organizers of Club Molotov. She considers herself a feminist, an atheist, and an academic. She likes well-spiced and fresh seafood, which makes her feel fortunate having Legazpi City as her hometown.
Buddy Relarcosa was born in the city of Manila, 1992. And lived his childhood years in Cavite. But after all Bicol is still his homeland as it is the place with a lot of cool people, beautiful places, and awesome arts & music. He is an artist, graphic designer, reader, amateur writer, a wanderer and a film, photography & music enthusiast. A boy with a lot of dreams. And yah! He also loves coffee 🙂
Marisse Francia-Santos is a freelance writer currently residing in Camalig, Albay. Her passion for writing was developed when she was recruited to be a writer for Aquinian Herald, the official publication of Aquinas University of Legazpi where she took up AB Communication. There she wrote news, poetry and features and eventually got promoted as features editor. That is how she has grown into this passionate writer she is and until now, still continuously grows as she pursues a career in writing.
Alanis Sanchez is a Journalism student of Bicol University. This friendly asshole from Tabaco City loves listening to metal music (and teaches herself how to play the drums while she’s at it), enjoys breaking rules and making trouble. If something’s prohibited or illegal, she’d probably still do it anyway. Other than being a noisy and reckless pain in the ass, she spends some of her time chilling; reading novels, drinking coffee, and finding more trouble.
Eunice M.G believes she gives off Jay Byrne El Creepo-levels vibes. Current artists on rotation include Totalitar, His Hero is Gone, Jack or Jive, Linea Aspera, Napalm Death, Agnostic Front and Imminent Starvation. In the world of prose, she loves anything by Dennis Cooper, Del Shannon, William Gibson, Patrick Califia, Alex Cometbus, James Clavell, Cecilia Chan and the writer formerly known as Poppy Z. Brite. Aside from picking petty, mean-spirited fights about how much she hates your favorite anime series, she’s into collecting Grove Press and Suspect Thoughts Press books fresh from those wonders called Booksale and the bowels of Cartimar, Recto. Eunice has secret ambitions to be a shibari master but fuck that because she haven’t even earned her Girl Scout Badge for tying knots anyway.
Romi Verga is a pessimistic optimist that loves to get stuff done with his daily dose of coffee. He is the drummer of Amanda and Layla’s Story. He is also the co-owner and “The Godfather” of Eleventh.
Frederick Maurice Lim is a Bicolano filmmaker, photographer, and writer.