PASALINGADAY 2: Women in Film, Women on Film

Division of Humanities, Gender and Development Program

Pasalingaday is back! This year, we put the spotlight on women documenting women!

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, UP Tacloban’s Division of Humanities and the Gender Development Program are bringing together two documentary filmmakers to share their experiences and expertise in documenting the lives and struggles of women across the country. This is a full-day screening, talkback, and pitching workshop to be held at the AS Conference Hall from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Kathleen Lei Limayo is a documentary filmmaker, documentary photographer, multimedia journalist, and visual anthropologist based in the Philippines. She focuses on visually documenting the impacts of the climate crisis and covers multimedia stories on the intersections of environmental issues with human rights, women’s issues, and indigenous issues. Her works have been featured and published locally in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, ABS-CBN News,, and internationally in DATUM Magazine and Context News by Thomson Reuters Foundation. She is a fellow and multiple-grantee of the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. Her documentary film, “Sa Rikaw,” was nominated at the 34th Gawad Urian Film Festival. Her documentary story “Ah’ah Laot” was the Cambridge Climate Frontline Programme runner-up in 2018. She currently serves as the Asia & Pacific Video Producer of, an international climate justice organization.

Cha Escala is a documentary producer, director, and editor from Burauen, Leyte. She has worked for organizations such as Unicef, UNDSS, CARE, WHO, Save the Children, CRC Coalition, Discovery Channel, TLC, among others. One of her most recent films is “Bullet-laced Dreams” a documentary that presents the struggles and challenges that indigenous children face after they were displaced by the armed conflicts in their region. It won the Unicef Prize at the Japan Prize 2021. She also recently finished “Remnants of a Revolution,” a full-length documentary film that received a production grant from DMZ Docs Fund in South Korea, Thailand’s Purin Pictures Fund, and Sinesaysay Grant from the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The film premiered at the Sheffield Doc / Fest in 2020. Her full-length film Nick and Chai (2014) which follows a couple who lost all their four kids to the Typhoon Haiyan competed in festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Busan International Film Festival and received Audience Choice Award at New Caledonia, Best Film at the QCinema International Film Festival, and Best First Feature from the Young Critics Circle.

Now in its second year, Pasalingaday is part of UP Tacloban’s series of activities in celebration of National Women’s Month.