Time’s Up Ateneo: Timeline of Events

By Mark Remington Tan, Danna Aduna, Reese Ungson, and Jasmine Cruz

Timeline as of September 3, 2021

Jump to 2019, 2020, 2021

2019
  1. August 12, 7:30pm – Sanggunian releases a statement addressing concerns raised regarding cases of sexual harassment
  2. October 5, 7pm – The Guidon publishes “Whispers in the Silence” editorial
  3. October 14 evening – A student’s post about his experience of sexual harassment from an Ateneo professor sparks outrage
    1. Precedent in 2017
      1. November 24 onwards – Posts on Ateneo Rantbox spark social media outrage
      2. December 1 –  A Message from the Chair of the Department of Philosophy
      3. December 3 – The Department of Philosophy issues oral exam protocols
      4. December 18 – The Guidon editorial: #AteneoToo
    2. Precedent in 2018
      1. September 30 onwards – Posts on Ateneo Freedom Wall spark another outrage
      2. October 12 – Sanggunian files an official complaint [memo]
      3. November 24 – The Guidon article: ‘Admin, Sanggu push for formal complaints to prompt sexual harassment investigations
  4. October 14, 10:06pm – Luther Aquino posts a call for protest against sexual misconduct and impunity on his Twitter and Facebook accounts
  5. October 14, 11pm – Reese Ungson and Luther Aquino create an Event Page for the protest
  6. October 15, 12:11am – Sanggunian: Commission on Gender Equality urges the Ateneo community to participate in the protest through a Facebook post
  7. October 15, 12pm – Students, alumni, and faculty members rally against sexual harassment in the Ateneo
    1. Details:
      1. Protest started at noon in front of de la Costa Hall
      2. Program: Speeches from various student groups, alumni (Ia Marañon and Dasha Uy), a graduate student (Rafa La Viña) and faculty (Danna Aduna and Luther Aquino)
      3. The protesters marched through de la Costa, the Red Brick Road,  CTC, SEC Walk, Gonzaga Caf, then finally to the front of Xavier Hall
      4. The program continued at Xavier Hall
      5. Protest calls:
        1. Sexual predators, get out of ateneo!
        2. No silence, no fear! No harassers welcome here!
        3. Admin, tumindig! Sa biktima ay makinig!
        4. Mga guro, tumindig! Sa biktima ay makinig!
        5. Atenista, tumindig! Sa biktima ay makinig!
        6. Ateneo, tumindig! Sa biktima ay makinig!
    2. Coverage:
      1. The Guidon posts Facebook live videos (part 1, part 2) during the Protest
      2. Rappler publishes ‘Our school is not safe’: Ateneo students demand punishment for sexual predators
    3. October 16 – On the Inquirer front page: “Sexual Abuse Protests Rock Ateneo
  8. October 15, 8:53pm – Statement of Current and Former Graduate Students of the Department of Philosophy Against Sexual Violence in the Ateneo de Manila University
  9. October 16 – ADMU Marketing Communications released a statement regarding the anti-sexual harassment policy; ADMU Office of the President releases a memo regarding Safe Spaces Act and the creation of an Anti-Sexual Harassment Manual 
    1. October 17, 11:35am – Sen. Risa Hontiveros responds to the ADMU UMCO statement, disputing the University’s interpretation of the Safe Spaces Act
    2. Coverage:
      1. October 16, 2019 – The GUIDON publishes LS further outraged after UMCO statement on sexual harassment cases 
  10. October 16 – 1,145 alumni sign the Ateneo de Manila University Alumni Call to End Sexual Harassment on Campus
  11. October 16, 8pm –  The Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association releases their Statement on the October 15 Protest against Sexual Harassment
  12. October 17, 3:31pm – Danna Aduna, Rafael La Viña, Luther Aquino et al. publish their Comments on the ALSFA Statement on the October 15 Protest against Sexual Harassment
  13. October 17 – Establishment of Time’s Up Ateneo
    1. Details:
      1. “Time’s Up Ateneo is a coalition of Ateneo de Manila University students, faculty and alumni borne of the October 15, 2019 on-campus protest against sexual violence and impunity. It was founded on October 17, 2019 as a way to consolidate efforts against sexual violence and impunity in the university, to meet and negotiate the necessary reforms with the university administration, and to keep up pressure on the administration in the implementation of long-overdue structural changes.”
      2. “Time’s Up Ateneo embraces the common demands that have been made in the October 15 protest and in the ensuing statements of support and solidarity from different groups. These five core demands (initially four) are the following:
        1. Survivors’ welfare: Unambiguous mechanisms that will help and support survivors of sexual violence, attend to their well-being and ensure that processes promote healing instead of causing further trauma.
        2. Accountability: Immediate action on cases that have already been filed, and the review and reopening of the cases of Jesus Principe and Mary Thomas.
        3. Transparency: Public disclosure of the composition of the Committee on Decorum and Investigation, and the results of their investigations so far.
        4. Student safety: Keep sexual predators away from students. No contact hours with students for Jesus Principe and Mary Thomas.
        5. Policy: Pass a faculty code of conduct with strong anti-sexual misconduct provisions laying out clear punishments for sexual violence.”
    2. October 22, 8:51am – Rappler covers Time’s Up Ateneo: “‘Time’s up’: Ateneo community forms coalition vs sexual violence”
  14. October 17 – Statement by Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on allegations of sexual harassment in Ateneo de Manila University entitled “Safe Spaces Act Defends the Harassed, not the Harassers”
    1. Posted by Carmel V. Abao on her Facebook wall
    2. Coverage by GMA News: “Ateneo alum Hontiveros says university ‘misused’ Safe Spaces Act in harassment cases
  15. October 17 – Statement of concerned alumni of the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Philosophy against sexual violence in the Department and in the University is released
  16. October 18 – Time’s Up Ateneo coalition members, Sanggunian, and ALSFA meet with Ateneo administration
    1. October 23 – Time’s Up Ateneo statement on the October 18 meeting: “In the meeting, Times Up Ateneo called for the administration to acknowledge that their systems and processes have failed, asserted that that their investigation processes are inhumane, cold, and impersonal, and asked that they address the survivors and their hurt, distrust and experience of maltreatment by the system. Fr. Villarin’s recent statement on sexual harassment shows that he listened attentively to these concerns, and for that we thank him and trust in his commitment to continued dialogue and collaboration in our community toward eliminating sexual violence in the university.”
    2. Coverage: 
      1. The Inquirer headlines: “Ateneo bars prof accused of harassment from classes
      2. The Guidon: “Sanggu discloses negotiation efforts to reform LS sexual harassment protocols
  17. October 18 – Silent protest held concurrent with the meeting between members of the Time’s Up Ateneo coalition, administrators, Sanggunian, and ALSFA
    1. After the meeting, Fr. Villarin directly addresses protesters: “I would like to apologize on behalf of the administration for the weaknesses. We’ll really address these weaknesses because first of all we’d like to say Ateneo’s not a space for sexual predators. We do not want to foster this culture of silence.” (October 18, 8:10pm – “WATCH: Ateneo admin apologizes, vows action on sexual harassment”)
    2. October 18, 8:56pm – The Guidon: “IN PHOTOS: Loyola Schools students gathered for a silent protest inside Ateneo on October 18 to remind the community that the fight against sexual harassment continues.
  18. October 18, 5:35pm – Sanggunian requests a no-contact order between Dr. Jade Principe and his students
  19. October 18, 5pm – A silent protest is held outside School Forum. Faculty member Danna Aduna from Time’s Up Ateneo reads the October 16 statement “Ateneo de Manila University Alumni Call to End Sexual Harassment on Campus” at the School Forum
    1. Video of the protest by Hansley Juliano
  20. October 18, 6:34pm – ADMU Office of the President releases statement re: Sexual Harassment
  21. October 19 – Statement of Support for Dr. Mary Thomas
  22. October 21 – Statement of Concerned Faculty of the English Department on Sexual Harassment at the Loyola Schools
  23. October 21 – Time’s Up Ateneo publishes a statement about the October 18 meeting with the Ateneo administration and other independent parties
  24. October 23 – ADMU Office of the President releases an update on issues regarding sexual harassment
  25. October 23, 7:45pm – Patricia Escalante speaks up saying that she filed a complaint that was sexual in nature against Dr. Jade Principe for which the school gave a decision. She asks Ateneo to explain what Fr. Villarin said in the October 23 memo.
    1. October 23, 7:51pm – Supporting statement by Boz Suaybaguio
  26. October 23, 2:55pm – Open letter to the Ateneo de Manila University community from associate professors of the English Department published on The GUIDON
  27. October 24, 2:15pm – Time’s Up Ateneo publishes an Open Letter to Fr. Jett Villarin: A Continued Discussion on the Issue of Sexual Harassment in the University Community
  28. October 24, 10:25pm – Release of Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence and the Loyola Schools Gender Hub Primer and Process
  29. October 24, 11:34pm – Sexual harassment in ADMU becomes part of Rappler’s Evening Newscast
  30. October 25, 5pm – Time’s Up Ateneo and other organizations hold a Black Friday Protest from Zen Garden to Faber Hall, where a School Council meeting was being held [protest pamphlet]
  31. October 27, 8:28pm – Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence opens a call for complainants against professors
  32. October 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo joins the second meeting of the university anti-sexual harassment reference group with Fr. Villarin
  33. October 30, 8pm – Sanggu starts gathering concerns on sexual harassment in the LS community for an open forum
  34. November 22 – Time’s Up Ateneo and the university anti-sexual harassment reference group meet with Dr. Jeanne Illo, the independent auditor of ADMU’s anti-sexual harassment processes
  35. November 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo and RespetoNaman co-organize the “Forum on Creating Solutions towards a Safe Ateneo”
  36. December 6 and 7 – Time’s Up Ateneo holds an internal workshop on “Safeguarding against Sexual Violence,” facilitated by Dr. Carmen La Viña of the Catholic Safeguarding Institute
  37. December 19 – Time’s Up Ateneo joins the fourth meeting of the university anti-sexual harassment reference group
2020
  1. January (several meetings) – Time’s Up Ateneo is interviewed by Dr. Jeanne Illo for the independent review of ADMU’s anti-sexual harassment processes
  2. January 17 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna and Dasha Uy participate in the focus group discussions for the redrafting of ADMU’s anti-sexual harassment policy
  3. January 21 – Time’s Up Ateneo joins the fifth meeting of the university anti-sexual harassment reference group
  4. January 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo holds its advocacy planning workshop, facilitated by Aimee Santos-Lyons of United Nations Population Fund
  5. March 5 – Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence holds Real Talk: An open forum discussion on the sexual harassment issue on campus
  6. March 7 – Time’s Up Ateneo, Young Pinays, End Rape Culture PH, and Empower Philippines co-organize Sigaw ng Kababaihan (performance of the Filipino translation of “El Violador Eres Tu”) at the Quezon City Circle, followed by a short speech by Danna Aduna
  7. March 7 – The GUIDON publishes Alumni come forward about sexual harassment cases against philosophy professor by Jasey C. Cruz, featuring interviews with Patricia Escalante and Julia*
  1. March 9 – Time’s Up Ateneo holds a solidarity picket for Pat and Julia*, a conversation about the sexual violence issue on campus, followed by a solidarity chant
    1. Live coverage by The GUIDON, including an interview with Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna
  2. March 10 – Time’s Up Ateneo establishes its online community
  3. April 3, April 22, May 8 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s holds its three-part online book club on Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
  4. June 8 – Time’s Up Ateneo posts a statement of support for Safe Spaces LHS Now
  5. June 17 – Time’s Up Ateneo joins the on-campus validation meeting for the independent review of ADMU’s anti-sexual harassment processes with the university anti-sexual harassment reference group
  6. June 19 – Time’s Up Ateneo co-signs A Unity Statement in Support of Hashtag #HijaAko and Condemnation of the Perpetuation of Rape Culture
  7. June 22 – Jasmine Cruz facilitates Time’s Up Ateneo’s workshop “All Genders Allowed by Maki Improv, Huwag Matakot” on how to do fun political improv theater, with a special focus on gender issues
  8. June 25 – Time’s Up Ateneo publishes a statement in solidarity with high school students and alumni speaking out against sexual violence
  9. June 30 – Time’s Up Ateneo co-writes and signs the Young Feminists Collective’s Manifesto in Support of Survivors and Demanding Genuine Feminist Responses to the Issue of Sexual Violence in Schools and Universities
  10. July 27 – Time’s Up Ateneo submits a 47-page compilation of comments on the Draft Anti-Sexual Harassment Code in consultation with stakeholders
  11. July 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna and Dasha Uy participate in the online forum on the Draft Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of ADMU; they email ADMU Legal Counsel their additional comments
  12. August 8 – Jasmine Cruz facilitates Time’s Up Ateneo’s workshop “Dear Diary, Dear Her/History: The Personal is Historical, Self-help for the Revolution” on journaling as a tool for self-care and for documenting the movement
  13. August 14 – Time’s Up Ateneo holds “Conspiring against the Patriarchy,” its first community night
  14. August 20 – Südostasien publishes Sexualisierte Gewalt ist Teil des Systems by Marina Wetzlmaier, featuring interviews with Time’s Up Ateneo’s Dasha Uy, Danna Aduna, and Luther Aquino
  15. August 28 – Time’s Up Ateneo is a major partner for Drawing the Line: Recognizing the Various Shapes and Forms of VAWC (Violence against Women and their Children), organized by UP Paralegal Volunteers’ Office
  16. August 28 – ADMU releases the Ateneo de Manila Code of Decorum and Administrative Rules on Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct, and Inappropriate Behavior (“Code and Rules”)
  17. October – Time’s Up Ateneo’s first anniversary
    1. October 15 – Time’s Up Ateneo launches its website: www.timesupateneo.org
    2. October 15 -Time’s Up Ateneo celebrates the first anniversary of the anti-sexual violence protests and its founding through an internal event
    3. October 19-30 – Stories of Resistance, Stories of Hope: A Series of Online Testimonials about the October 15 Protests and the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Ateneo
      1. XX’s Story
      2. Carla’s Story: On Forgetting
      3. Estrella’s Story
      4. Carla’s Message: What the Rally Meant to Me
      5. Luna’s Story
      6. Emily Doe’s Story
      7. Kara’s Story
      8. Kit’s Story
      9. Pat’s Story (part 1)
      10. Pat’s Story (part 2)
    4. October 22 – The GUIDON releases On Point: Creating safer spaces in the academe, podcast interview by Samantha Onglatco with Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna and Protect Our Students! PH’s Kit Andres
    5. October 31 – No Justice Without Healing, No Healing Without Justice: An Online Commemoration: Time’s Up Ateneo’s first anniversary webinar, speakers with Kara Angan of ASHS Safe Spaces, Kit Andres of Protect Our Students! PH, Danna Aduna of Time’s Up Ateneo, hosted by Reese Ungson and Dasha Uy of Time’s Up Ateneo
  18. October 12 – Time’s Up Ateneo is accepted into the Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement
  19. November 5 – Philstar publishes Whatever happened to: Time’s Up Ateneo and sexual harassment cases vs faculty by Franco Luna
  20. 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence / 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women
    1. November 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna, Jasmine Cruz, and Julz Riddle ​​join Lumilikha, Lumalaban! Mga Tula at Awit ng Pag-alma, organized by Gantala Press
      1. Story by Preen.ph’s Geela Garcia
    2. December 4 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Corinne Garcia is a speaker in Combatting Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, a regional webinar of the Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement
    3. December 4 – Time’s Up Ateneo holds Safeguarding Against Sexual Violence, webinar with Dr. Carmen La Viña of the Catholic Safeguarding Institute, supported by the Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement and the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights
      1. Live tweeting by The GUIDON
      2. Live tweeting by Philstar
    4. December 9 – Luther Aquino of Camp Queer and Time’s Up Ateneo is a speaker for Gender-Based Violence: The Shadow Pandemic, organized by the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
    5. December 10 – Time’s Up Ateneo is interviewed in Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights’s #SaferInSolidarity: An Online Concert for a Cause
    6. December 12 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Jasmine Cruz, Reese Ungson, Julz Riddle, Danna Aduna, and Rem Tan co-produce Chikang Bayi podcast episodes 4.1 and 4.2 (with Feminist Media Lab and Angat Bayi)
      1. Episode 4.1: Hoy Misogyny, Time’s Up!
      2. Episode 4.2: No More Time for Enablers
    7. December 5 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna is a speaker in #DearSurvivor: A Discussion on Gender-Based Violence Care, organized by Lunas Collective
  21. December 2 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Martina Herras, Ia Marañon, Veniz Maja Guzman, Reese Ungson, and Corinne Garcia are accepted as participants in the first batch of Project Urduja: Empowering Emerging Filipina Leaders
  22. December 8 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Rafa La Viña is featured in The Sanctuary Project’s campaign
  23. December 8 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Dasha Uy is featured in Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence’s campaign
  24. December 9 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Jasmine Cruz is featured in Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence’s campaign
  25. December 10 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna is featured in the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies’ campaign (part 1, part 2, part 3)
  26. December 12 – Time’s Up Ateneo co-signs the Southeast Asian Feminist Action Network’s Statement of Support: Free Amanda Echanis now! 
  27. December 12 – Time’s Up Ateneo co-signs The Sanctuary Project’s statement Form Campus Safe Space! #ProtectYourStudents 
  28. December 18 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Veniz Guzman is the guest for the Babayi Diaries episode: Safe Spaces in the Univ: Time’s Up and What’s Next?
  29. December 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo holds a Talk on Self-Care for Survivors and Advocates, given by Lyka Lucena of Lunas Collective
  30. December 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo Care and Quiz Night, Christmas party
2021
  1. January 2 – The GUIDON publishes Time’s Up Ateneo honors its first anniversary through online initiatives by Allianza O. Pesquera
  2. January 14 – The GUIDON publishes Philosophy professor with sexual harassment allegations “no longer connected” to the University by Francis Caiga and Jean Mangaluz
  3. January 14 – Time’s Up Ateneo releases a statement on the departure of Dr. Jade Principe from ADMU 
  4. January 20 – Time’s Up Ateneo co-signs SPARK Katipunan’s statement Ateneo de Manila University, Stand For Academic Freedom!
  5. February 11 – Time’s Up Ateneo co-signs Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement’s Statement of Support for the People of Myanmar
  6. February 15 – Preen.ph publishes Nadine Halili’s interview with Dasha Uy, Time’s Up Ateneo wants schools to be survivor-centered when dealing with sexual harassment
  7. February 15 – Time’s Up Ateneo and Sanggunian release their Joint Call for a Survivor-Centered and Trauma-Informed Community Response in Addressing Sexual Violence in the Ateneo de Manila University
    1. Breaking post by The GUIDON
    2. Stories by GMA News, PhilStar, and Manila Bulletin
  8. February 25 – A Survivor’s Letter from Time’s Up Ateneo is published by Preen.ph
  9. February 27 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna presents “The Role of Public Philosophy in the Activism of Time’s Up Ateneo” in the Public Philosophy and Activism Panel organized by Minorities and Philosophy at the American Philosophical Association’s Central Division Meeting
  10. March 8 – Time’s Up Ateneo posts a solidarity statement for Women’s Day featuring a poem written by Reese Ungson for the anniversary event “No Justing without Healing, No Healing without Justice”
  11. March 18 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s team, composed of Martina Herras, Ia Marañon, Veniz Maja Guzman, Reese Ungson, and Corinne Garcia, receives a P35,000 grant from Project Urduja for its Haliya Network project
  12. March 20 – Time’s Up Ateneo members Danna Aduna and Veniz Guzman speak in the second Beyond the Ghetto webinar entired “Taking about Misogyny in the Classroom: Notes on Teaching Kate Manne’s Down Girl
  13. March 25 – The Sanctuary Project features Time’s Up Ateneo’s Dasha Uy in its campaign
  14. March 26 – Jasmine Cruz of the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and Time’s Up Ateneo is the speaker for Abante, Babae: International Women’s Month Webinar, organized by Cagayan National High School
  15. March 30 – Sanggunian: Commission on Anti-Sexual Misconduct and Violence’s features Time’s Up Ateneo’s Dasha Uy in its Women Month Interviews
  16. March 30 – Heights publishes How stories of survivorship in art and literature incite protest written by Kenzie Sy and Andrea Tibayan and with art by Sarah Huang, on Time’s Up Ateneo’s first anniversary campaign
  17. March 31 – Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement Philippines publishes a video of Time’s Up Ateneo’s Reese Ungson’s poem with sign language interpretation
  18. April 24 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Ia Maranon is a speaker in Herstory: covering and Uncovering Women’s Issues on Campus, a webinar organized by Foundation for Media Alternatives, Campus Journalism Lab, and Tinig ng Plaridel
  19. May 22 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Ia Maranon joins the Asia Europe Youth Campaigns Fair at the 13th Asia Europe People’s Forum
  20. May 23 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna is a speaker in Academic Freedom as a Democratizing Factor, an online discussion at the 13th Asia Europe People’s Forum
  21. May 28 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna, Ia Marañon, Jasmine Cruz, and Reese Ungson present their paper Silenced: Retaliation against Sexual Violence Survivors and Advocates in Schools at the 12th National Conference of the Women’s and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines
  22. May 29 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Luther Aquino delivers a statement of solidarity with student advocates calling for #FEUHSDoBetter
  23. June 22 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna is a reactor for Time’s Up, Academia: Shifting Discourse, Reporting & Mentorship, a talk given by Dr. Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez and organized by University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
  24. June 26 – Luther Aquino of Camp Queer and Time’s Up Ateneo is a speaker for Covering LGBTQ+ Stories On Campus, organized by the Campus Journalism Lab and the Foundation for Media Alternatives
  25. June 26 – Time’s Up Ateneo releases a statement of solidarity with One Big Pride
  26. July 10 – Time’s Up Ateneo’s holds its book club on Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, facilitated by Reese Ungson and Jasmine Cruz
  27. August 6  – Time’s Up Ateneo’s Danna Aduna is an invited speaker at the 71st Virtual Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, presenting her paper Moving from Complicity and Inaction to Community Responsibility: An Invitation to Conversation Among Philosophy, Sociology, and Activism from the Time’s Up Ateneo Experience in the Philippines
  28. August 20 – Time’s Up Ateneo releases Statement of Support for Survivors in Light of OrSem Events: On Meaningful, Survivor-Centered, and Trauma-Informed Responses to Sexual Violence
    1. Story by The Post
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