I’m a Journalist from the Philippines whose passion for learning and discovery led to a life in The Netherlands.
My journalism experience spans more than ten years and in many different areas — print and publishing, broadcast, public relations and new media. I was a trained journalist at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and followed an internship at the Agence France Presse and The Philippine Daily Inquirer. After almost a year as a book editor and staff writer at the Vibal Publishing House, Inc., I was hired as Media Relations Officer for the Centennial of Philippine Independence project. Afterwards, I pursued a career in broadcast journalism as TV News Reporter at the People’s Television Network (formerly National Broadcasting Network). Along with news work, I wrote for numerous television programs for PTV (e.g. WOW Philippines, Good Morning Pilipinas, Biztalk), ABS-CBN (e.g. Breakfast, Balitang K) and the former travel channel Lakbay TV.
A journalism training at the Radio Nederland Training Center allowed me to see and experience The Netherlands. It was for personal reasons that I eventually moved here. Currently, I work as Communications Manager for the ASTP. But once a journalist, always a journalist, they say. I still and will jump at the first opportunity of collecting news, researching, interviewing and informing people about what’s going on. My reports about the Filipino community in The Netherlands find their place at GMA News and some articles about my expat life can be found on Munting Nayon, I am Expat, Storify and of course, my own sounding board.
Along with news, I enjoy playing with words to produce some human interest reports, travel, culture and science stories. What I like best about this craft is that it continues to evolve and we all continue to learn, not only the journalist but the public as well. Apart from that, I am particularly interested in events planning and organization, interior and graphic design, recent technological advances, photography, cultural diversity and languages. I love to travel and to see more of the world has been a staple part of my life since I moved to Europe. During my free time, I bead, bake or create wordpress websites.
If you want to know more about the work that I do or can do, you may check it out here. That’s not everything though. Most of my television work are not digitized (scripts) or uploaded (videos) to the internet because that was the time when You Tube was not yet a hit.
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