22 May 2010—To close its month-long 8th year anniversary celebrations, STRAP held a General Assembly (GA) of members and the first ever Sybil Awards at Annabel’s Tomas Morato. The Sybil Awards is given to honor those who promote the equality, empowerment and acceptance of transgender/transsexual Filipinas or transpinays.
This year’s recipients include the indie film, The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela and the hit reality TV show, Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up. Both portrayed transpinays in a frank but respectful and dignified way.
Receiving the Sybil for Queen Raquela was the star of the movie herself, Raquela Rios who flew to Manila from Cebu for the awarding ceremony. The Sybil for PBB Double Up was accepted by one of its creative managers, Ted Boborol. In attendance were PBB Double Up housemates Rica Paras, Paul Jake Castillo and Melai Cantiveros.