The Authors

Angie Duarte

Angie Duarte

Angie Duarte is a travel-and-features writer, self-professed poet, occasional columnist, kiddie party host, lover of ink. Part-time Gypsy, full-time oddball. Mother. Enjoys mirth and mayhem, light and dark in equal measure. Beer drinking is her one, true talent: all else is pretense

Aurelio Icasiano III

Aurelio Icasiano III

Aurelio Icasiano III has been in media for 14 years: as a television producer and writer, travel correspondent, book editor, and as editor of an internationally-awarded men’s lifestyle magazine. He runs an electrical construction company by day but spends all too much time thinking about the next story.

Dante Gagelonia

Dante Gagelonia

Dante is the features editor of Mantle Magazine. He also handles communication consultancy projects through Puzzled Owl and produces pop culture entertainment events like GeekFight! Trivia Night.

Erika Carunungan

Erika Carunungan

Erika is a sleepy copywriter at a local digital ad agency. When she’s not churning out the stuff you skip on Youtube, she enjoys video games, graphic novels, Japanese food, and cat petting—one might even say she is a pro at this last one.

Gwen Foster

Gwen Foster

Gwen Foster (Philippines) is a game developer based in the Philippines. A board member for IGDA PH - Manila Chapter, and director of local game showcase called Indie Fiesta. She loves penguins and cats, and helps to champion the local developer scene to give independent developers better exposure and publicity on the global stage.

Jacob Friedman

Jacob Friedman

Jason Inocencio

Jason Inocencio

Jason Inocencio is a geek who enjoys writing about topics as varied as sports, comics, movies, and anime. Though often considered loud, his voice is often heard booming loud over speakers at events like Komikon.

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is an international man of mystery. He likes whiskey and coffee. Dogs too.

Kalayaan Magno

Kalayaan Magno

Kalayaan Magno is a TV producer for business news by morning and all sorts of things after. Believing that itineraries should never be fixed, he’s wandered into all sorts of jobs and hobbies. He hated the outdoors as a kid, so he has some major catching up to do.

Karen Mae De Vera

Karen Mae De Vera

Karen Mae de Vera is a freelance writer, content creator, and event host. She has worked in the print magazine industry for almost a decade and writes for major publications. She's a cosplay enthusiast and all-around geek who owns an extensive Super Mario and Sailor Moon collection.

Marco Sumayao

Marco Sumayao

As a freelance writer for several titles both local and abroad, Marco Sumayao pens articles about virtually everything, from nuanced art critiques to juvenile sex comedies. He was warned at an early age that a career in the arts would leave him broke and hungry. Today, his fast-developing dad bod suggests otherwise.

Margaux Tolentino

Margaux Tolentino

Mikael Angelo Francisco

Mikael Angelo Francisco

A multi-awarded science communicator and self-proclaimed pop culture connoisseur, Mikael runs his own science news website, writes film reviews, and verbally rips terrible comic books to shreds. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, running, painting vinyl collectibles, and dressing up as fictional characters (usually some variation of Spider-Man).

Nadine Howell Fanlo

Nadine Howell Fanlo

Nadine Howell Fanlo is the Co-founder and Director of Sales & Marketing of Pedro Brewcrafters. While she is no stranger to typing up a lengthy caption for an Instagram post (usually about food), she finds writing a feature story to be something out of her comfort zone and writing in the third person even more so.

Nina Mitra

Nina Mitra

Nina Mitra is a creative at heart, currently focused on digital marketing. She enjoys creating content for successful marketing and advertising campaigns across a variety of brands and concepts.

Patricia Calzo Vega

Patricia Calzo Vega

Patricia Calzo Vega’s day job involves talking to people about food security, nutrition and biotechnology. On days off, she talks to her dogs. Follow @thepoppetshow on Instagram for bad photos of good books, interesting experiences and the occasional questionable life choice.

Paul Gadi

Paul Gadi

Paul is CTO and Co-Founder at Alto.io. He loves exploring the intersection of new technologies with game design and believes that decentralization and shared economies will revolutionize how we play games. He writes at medium.com/@polats

Paul Catiang

Paul Catiang

Paul Catiang is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher who moonlights as a yoga and meditation teacher. He has too many books and knows too many people.

Rick Olivares

Rick Olivares

Rick Olivares has been writing professionally since he was in third year college. He has covered some of the world's biggest football clubs across Europe and Asia, graffiti artists in London and Paris, traveled in a van covered indie rock bands in New York all the way up to Philadelphia. The last thing on his bucket list is to reunite the Smiths.

Regina Layug Rosero

Regina Layug Rosero

Regina loves cats, Star Wars, and putting her son in costume.

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Rowhe Rodriguez

Rowhe Rodriguez

Rowhe Rodriguez comes from a background in Clothing Technology, but she currently makes a living doing things that are in no way related to her degree. The first articles she worked on were about luxury wristwatches, but she has since worked on pieces related to travel and history.

Ruby Bayan Llamas

Ruby Bayan Llamas

Ruby Bayan is a writer, crafter, and amateur photographer who has developed a compulsion for stringing bead jewelry. Her handcrafted creations, written word, and personal interests are showcased in her website, OurSimpleJoys.com. Sometimes she wants to believe she's retired.

Tessa Martinez

Tessa Martinez

Tessa wants to see the world. But for now, she’s happy to just get out of the house.

Timothy James M. Dimacali

Timothy James M. Dimacali

Timothy James M. Dimacali is a science journalist and science fictionist. He received his MS in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after serving close to 8 years as Science and Technology Editor of GMA News Online.