I like exploring different channels to creatively express myself. Words and images fascinate me, and I love using both to communicate to people.
I was also published in 100: The Hundreds Project, by the UP Writers Club.
I have spoken in various conferences, seminars, & workshops, such as Pecha Kucha Manila, the Digital Malaysia Crowdsourcing Conference, and Impact Hub’s FuckUp Night Manila, to name a few. Likewise, I have also been featured in media across the region, such as Bloomberg Malaysia, Channel NewsAsia, GMA TV, 2nd Opinion, Rappler, and The Manila Times, among others.
During my work in the multi-awarded public relations agency GeiserMaclang, I garnered numerous awards for the companies I have worked with, in different industries such as health & beauty, pharmaceuticals, real estate, apparel, and food.
I was part of different teams which have launched pioneering initiatives, namely sustainability champion MyShelter Foundation (now renowned globally for their A Liter of Light project – an economically- and ecologically-sustainable campaign which provides lighting to underprivileged households) and Yoga for Life (a one-of-a-kind HIV support group that uses yoga to help raise HIV awareness.)
I previously served as the administrative head of The Red Whistle, an organization which aims to spark conversations on HIV and AIDS, along with the issues surrounding it such as gender, sexuality, and sexual health.
I was formerly the regional communications director for Southeast Asia of Freelancer.com, the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace. During my tenure, we won the company its first-ever Asia-Pacific Stevie Award.
As the media company’s advertising & promotions director, I helped TEAM Magazine sustain its mission to create pioneering content on and for the local and regional gay community.
I am a co-founder and the chief marketing officer of Taxumo, an online platform that helps small business owners and self-employed professionals pay their taxes easily. Taxumo is the first digital startup firm recognized by the Philippine government’s Board of Investments for its Investment Priorities Plan, in 2017.
Meanwhile, I am responsible for the world’s largest gay social app Blued‘s marketing efforts in the Philippines, as its country marketing manager. In the first year of my work with the company, we managed to almost double the number of users in the Philippines.
I am also part of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, as one of the founding board members and currently the vice chair for business & industry. As part of my duties, I spearheaded one of the country’s landmark LGBT research, the Philippine Corporate SOGIE Diversity & Inclusiveness Index–-the first of its kind in the Philippines.
I’m a vegan, a secular humanist, a creative professional, and a passionate traveler who wants to do good stuff.