I am a Filipino freelance journalist who has contributed print, online, and video reports to various media outlets in the Philippines and overseas. Before joining the journalism industry, I wrote module reviewers, web content, and e-books for freelance clients. I eventually shifted to contributing stories and photos about travel, business, education, science, health, and technology, among others, to various publications. Now I primarily cover current affairs, safety- and security-related stories, such as disaster/calamity, drug war, terrorism, crime, and public health, as well as human interest stories.
My reports appeared in national publications such as BusinessWorld, SecurityMatters, Philippine Star, Entrepreneur, Good Housekeeping, Smart Parenting Online, FemaleNetwork, Quality Teacher, Mabuhay Magazine, Cruising, Travel Update, Hospitality Philippines; and in overseas publications such as InsideOver (Italy), Iltalehti (Finland), Ecigintelligence.com (UK/Spain), Cbd-intel.com (UK/Spain), Tech Times (US), and Planet Philippines (key cities worldwide), among others.
Out of passion and purpose to help through storytelling, I created NewsNarratives, an online newsmagazine that covers under-reported social issues and human interest stories in the Philippines and, hopefully, elsewhere written in longform.
I am also a news ‘fixer‘ (journalism slang for local production assistant), helping foreign journalists, photographers, and television production companies with their coverage in the Philippines. I help them specifically in research, logistics, translation, and securing sources and interviews. I worked with reporters and producers from Dagens ETC (Sweden), The Daily Mail (UK), Artemis Media (Australia), Los Angeles Times (US), and PPTV HD 36 (Thailand; with NewsNarratives team), among others.
If you’re looking for a correspondent, stringer, news fixer, or researcher for your media outlet, I am always open to gigs and collaboration. Please use the contact form on this site to connect with me.