Editorial

MANAGING EDITOR:

Lorela U. Sandoval is a freelance journalist who has contributed print, online, and video reports to various media outlets in the Philippines and overseas such as SecurityMatters (PH), BusinessWorld (PH), Tech Times (US), Planet Philippines (key cities overseas), Iltalehti (Finland), and InsideOver (formerly Occhi Dela Guerra; Italy), among many others. She has covered several beats, from business to lifestyle, but now primarily writes current affairs and safety- and security-related stories such as disaster, terrorism, crime, and drug war. Also a fixer (journalism slang for local production assistant), she assists foreign media colleagues and television production companies wanting to cover stories from the Philippines in terms of logistics, securing source interviews, research, and translation. She provides investigative and market research for multinational firms, too. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Literature, and additional units in Mass Communication and Journalism classes from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. You may further check out her professional profile at https://lorelasandoval.com.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR:

Deedee Santa Cruz-Espina is an industrial engineer by academic achievement, but a technical writer/editor and facilitator/trainer by profession. She has written many articles on diverse topics for a variety of publications, including annual reports, books, magazines, and online resources, among others. She was the online editor of the web version of the Philippine Star newspaper, philstar.com, when it was still on its fancy, as well as editor at ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. and at the Journal Group of Publications. She has facilitated workshops, consultative meetings, seminars, and trainings that cover wide-ranging themes.

ENGAGEMENT EDITOR:

Chris Sanchez is engagement editor – the culmination of almost two decades as a development professional, journalist, writer, editor, and communications and social media specialist. He has penned successful grant proposals and reports and managed teams at such global organizations as Smarter Good, the ICRC, and ASSIST Asia, and has plied his trade as a storyteller at publications like adobo Magazine and AdEdge and for corporate clients like SM Cares. He has an AB in Political Economy and an MA in Politics, both from the University of Asia and the Pacific, and hails from Manila, Philippines.

ART DIRECTOR: 

Camille Rose Dufourt has more than 10 years experience in the graphic design industry and has worked with design agencies for projects from various industries. She has also served as project manager for publications with the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Office under the Office of the President of the Philippines, and has successfully managed several books and publications that were distributed nationwide and abroad. She graduated Cum Laude with the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majoring in Advertising Arts from the University of Santo Tomas.

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:

Excel V. Dyquiangco

Marielle Joy E. Opana

Desdemona Diwata Espina

Danielle Uy

Gilbert Felongco