About me

I am the business editor and technology columnist of Sun.Star Cebu, a newspaper in Cebu City, Philippines. I am also a blogger. In 2007, I won the Best Technology Blog award of the first-ever Philippine Blog Awards (PBA) for this blog. In 2011, I won Best Sports Blog in the PBA for CebuRunning, my running website that is currently on hiatus.

I am co-founder, with my wonderful wife, of the new media start-up InnoPub Media. We’re currently doing 2 projects: 1) the data tagging of tourism and heritage sites using quick response or QR codes (see photo of me scanning the marker that we put up at the Heritage of Cebu Monument in Barangay Pari-an above) and 2) the production of electronic guidebooks for tourists.

I was born in the then sleepy town of Polomolok, South Cotabato, where I spent the first 16 years of my life.

I am a member of the UP Brotherhood of the Filipinos 1955 and a founding member of UP Politica. I started in journalism with The Freeman, covering the City Hall beat before moving to the copy desk. I transferred to The Independent Post, a newspaper owned by a cooperative. The Post later closed for lack of funds and I was among the last to stay on with the paper.

After the Post, I transferred to Sun.Star Cebu in 1999 and have been with the paper ever since. I am married to a very wonderful woman and we have two equally wonderful sons.

The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions or opinions.