When In Manila Administrators

Vince Golangco

Founder/Publisher

Vince Golangco is the Founder & Publisher of WhenInManila.com, where he manages over 300 contributors, writers, photographers and story tellers. Vince graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Business. He has over 10 years of international experience in marketing, advertising and creative writing. He served as an Information Systems Technician in the United States Navy, was a Marketing & Development Coordinator at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Senior Media Planner for Bright Box Media, was a radio DJ and hosted a tech TV show in Manila. Vince is a surfer, a skater, a writer, a US Military Veteran, Junior Chamber International (JCI) member, an AKPsi brother and an adventure seeker. Connect with Vince on Twitter @VinceGolangco.
Mae Ilagan

PR Director

A food and travel writer/photographer who weekly explores various destinations in the country. She's an artist, a former Voice Major at the College of Music in UP Diliman and an HRM graduate. In 2012, she was awarded as Sooo Pinoy's Ultimate Pinoy Food Blogger by Unilever Food Solutions where she was given the opportunity to travel into 15 major cities and dine at the best restaurants all over the country. Mae was also awarded as Digital Tourism Ambassador in 2013 as one of today's prime influencers and promoters of Philippine tourism. She has guested in various talks and TV shows such as GMA 7 News To Go,The GoodNews and Unang Hirit as their resource person when in comes to food and travel destinations around the country.
Angeline Rodriguez

Managing Editor

Angeline Rodriguez is a writer, a blogger, a movie aficionado, a princess, a superhero and a mother of one... for now. She reads. She writes. She loves. Visit her website at your own risk at http://www.lilmisswonderwoman.com and prepare to be blinded by awesomeness.
Charmaine Cabugnason

Communications Manager

Sharkmaine. Jill of a few trades. Loves to eat and travel. A weekender and an adrenaline junkie. Loves the sea but doesn't know how to swim. Believes in making each day count! See my other (mis) / adventures at www.sharkmaine.com
KC Canlas

Senior Features Editor

An engineer by profession but a writer by passion, she uses her five years of college education to formulate quirky annotations. She’s attracted to all things tech, mostly gadgets between four and seven inches. She enjoys traveling near or far so long as she gets to tick off stuff from her bucket list. She loves driving even long road trips, but if you don't sing in the car, you can't be friends with her. She’s a foodie and is rarely picky. She loves to talk about “the weather” and says “the economy” a lot. No, not really unless she’s inebriated. But yes, if you were paying attention, she made the first sentence rhyme. Know the latest and follow her escapades on KC’s Notepad.
Koji Arsua

Senior Features Editor

Koji Arsua is a minimalist.
Sam Beltran

Senior Features Editor

Sam Beltran is a twenty-something millennial with a passion for the written word. She writes to inspire, to evoke, and to change. Sam is also a traveler, a foodie, a musical geek, and an overall pop culture junkie. Check out more of her ramblings at http://sambeltran.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram, @samzabbel.
Sky Gavin

Community Manager

Sky Gavin, wheninmanila.com's all-around girl is a PR practitioner, publicist, events organizer, marketing strategist, painter, podcast host, social worker, writer, photographer and stylist. She lives a busy life in the city on Mondays to Fridays and basks in tranquility at the beach on the weekends. Sky had found her true calling in sports and will never get tired of doing publicity for basketball, volleyball, boxing, football and extreme sports. She has a regular monthly column in the Manila Bulletin Sports Digest and is a stylist for local athletes and celebrities. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @skycapades
Rebecca Lee

Senior Columnist

Rebecca Lee is a dreamer and a doer, a storyteller and an adventurer, a self-confessed dependent on planners, lists, and mind maps. She's interested in writing, photography, videography, and the online media. Most of all, she's interested in the stories told through these forms. Her aim is to consistently produce inspiring and relevant content, to live everyday with passion and excellence, and to inspire and live inspired. She is a work in progress, a wide-eyed learner 24/7, and a Broadcast Communication student from UP Diliman. As a firm believer in the magic of stories and shared dreams, she loves to interact, learn, and collaborate with others. Connect with her @leerebecca_com on Instagram and Twitter, [email protected], and LeeRebecca.com.
Frank Schuengel

Senior Columnist

Born and raised at the foot of the Bavarian Alps before leaving Germany for a decade of rain and road racing in the Isle of Man, Frank now lives in Makati and writes about all sorts of things, from trying out a Rolls Royce to flying around Manila in a helicopter. Has a penchant for the finer things in life and a dislike towards paying for them. Experienced in doing all sorts of jobs, ranging from postman to magician, and always up for new and strange ideas and stories. Connect with him via @amadeusphotography on Instagram, @amadeus_iom on Twitter and via Facebook.com/AmadeusPhotography

Senior Writers

Vince Golangco (Published: 942 Articles)
Vince Golangco is the Founder & Publisher of WhenInManila.com, where he manages over 300 contributors, writers, photographers and story tellers. Vince graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Business. He has over 10 years of international experience in marketing, advertising and creative writing. He served as an Information Systems Technician in the United States Navy, was a Marketing & Development Coordinator at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Senior Media Planner for Bright Box Media, was a radio DJ and hosted a tech TV show in Manila. Vince is a surfer, a skater, a writer, a US Military Veteran, Junior Chamber International (JCI) member, an AKPsi brother and an adventure seeker. Connect with Vince on Twitter @VinceGolangco.
Mae Ilagan (Published: 362 Articles)
PR Director of WhenInManila.com. Food & Travel connoisseur who weekly explores various destinations in the country and beyond. Pathological Picture Taker. Social Media Consultant, Epicurean and Preacher of "The Good Life." Awarded as Sooo Pinoy's Ultimate Pinoy Food Blogger. She’s an artist, a former Voice Major at the College of Music in UP Diliman and an HRM graduate. Worked as a professional voice talent for movies/commercials, a ska band vocalist/songwriter and an ESL Teacher before she joined WhenInManila.com. Mae was also awarded as Digital Tourism Ambassador in 2013 as one of today's prime influencers and promoters of Philippine tourism. She has guested in various talks and tv shows such as GMA 7 News To Go,The GoodNews and Unang Hirit as a resource person when in comes to food and travel destinations around the country.
KC Canlas (Published: 292 Articles)
An engineer by profession but a writer by passion, she uses her five years of college education to formulate quirky annotations. She’s attracted to all things tech, mostly gadgets between four and seven inches. She enjoys traveling near or far so long as she gets to tick off stuff from her bucket list. She loves driving even long road trips, but if you don't sing in the car, you can't be friends with her. She’s a foodie and is rarely picky. She loves to talk about “the weather” and says “the economy” a lot. No, not really unless she’s inebriated. But yes, if you were paying attention, she made the first sentence rhyme. Know the latest and follow her escapades on KC’s Notepad.
Koji Arsua (Published: 268 Articles)
Koji Arsua believes that less is more. Adding more would defeat the purpose.
Angeline Rodriguez (Published: 198 Articles)
Angeline Rodriguez is a writer, a blogger, a movie aficionado, a princess, a superhero and a mother of one... for now. She reads. She writes. She loves. Visit her website at your own risk at http://www.lilmisswonderwoman.com and prepare to be blinded by awesomeness.
Joanne Catherine Tan (JoTan23) (Published: 137 Articles)
JoTan is a Foodie, Travel Enthusiast & she lives her everyday life as if it was the last. "IT'S FOR THE EXPERIENCE" -- this is what she always tell people when she wants to do something FUN like Mountain Climbing, Rappelling on a Hanging Bridge (which was not determined if it was in good condition since it was a really old PNR Bridge), Eating Beef Liver SASHIMI (yes, the raw one) and even Jumping off the Plane at 15,000 feet. She also loves to share the new things she learned, her adventures and other personal encounters through her blog: http://jotan23.blogspot.com (Food, Travel and Living blogger)
Cholo Isungga (Published: 119 Articles)
Cholo Isungga is an audiophile, gadget freak, gaming geek, photographer, car addict, health freak and gym buff :p Cholo is a freelance writer and photographer. You can contact him through his email at [email protected] and you can follow his blog at http://choloisungga.wordpress.com/
Christina Advincula (Published: 119 Articles)
Tin Advincula is currently a BA Creative Writing student in UP Diliman. She is passionate about food, fashion, faith and dance. Follow her on twitter @tinadvincula & instagram @pupayadvincula for her daily scribbles about life.
Alessi Brugada (Published: 108 Articles)
Alessi is a 23-year old registered nurse working at the Delivery Room, who has come to terms with the fact that food will always and forever be a central point in her life. After spending half of her teenage years being (sort of) an anorexic and fad-diet enthusiast, joining WheninManila.com in 2012 has since opened her world to the plethora of emotions, wisdom and epiphanies that sitting down to a great meal offers. She aims to eat as much as the world has to offer, until her insides give out anyway. Follow her at alessilikesit.tumblr.com
Cheryl Golangco (Published: 107 Articles)
Cheryl Golangco is a preschool teacher and also the owner of LittleRunningTeacher.com. On Sundays, she can often be found running in various fun runs. When not in writing about school and sports on her website, Cheryl enjoys attending and writing about various events like concerts, plays, food trips and anything under the sun! Connect with Cheryl through http://Twitter.com/CherylGolangco
Ivica Rae Say (Published: 96 Articles)
Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and passed the June 2009 nursing boards. Enjoys the beach and bikinis. Loves photography and multimedia. A certified cat lover. Follow her at instagram @chynna87 and twitter @ivycah. Don't forget to visit her website at http://runnurse.com.
Charmaine Cabugnason (Published: 88 Articles)
Sharkmaine. Jill of a few trades. Loves to eat and travel. A weekender and an adrenaline junkie. Loves the sea but doesn't know how to swim. Believes in making each day count! See my other (mis) / adventures at www.sharkmaine.com
Sam Beltran (Published: 83 Articles)
Sam likes her stories to speak for herself. An overactive imagination in her head allows her to weave words into stories, especially those concerning travel, food, and culture in general. Writing a book would be the next big step in her writing career, something she hopes would be fulfilled soon. Sam is also a BA Journalism student from UP Diliman, and believes that writing helps us make better sense of the world we live in. Feel free to check out more of her "inner voice ramblings" at her site, http://sambeltran.wordpress.com. Say hi on Twitter, @samzabbel, and on Instagram, @samzabbel.
Rich Mascarinas (Published: 66 Articles)
She is all for film literacy and financial inclusion.
Daniel Kaity (Published: 66 Articles)
Working Mom. l travel. I shoot. I write. I do everything I like! Life is full of contradictions and the best way to live it is to enjoy it!
Charles Angel Lacson (Published: 64 Articles)
CharlesAngel used to do freelance modelling but still the fervor of writing & photography is her calling. An eclectic fashionista by heart, she likes chewing on her pen tip writing. She believes that every photo deserves more ♥. Charles' mantra? Live & Let Live. A Certified gay for Drew Barrymore. A purveyor of writing and all things bee-yoo-ti-pool. Follow her on twitter https://twitter.com/_wickeRmoss_
Mariel Abanes (Published: 62 Articles)
Mariel is currently a senior college student who loves food, writing and Harry Potter, likes being a full-time gala and magazine collector and is a certified big music fan and dreamer, literally. She sidelines as a drama princess and dancer-frustrated singer. Also, she's a firm believer of destiny, a booksale tambay and the ultimate hopeless romantic you'll ever meet.
Frank Schuengel (Published: 61 Articles)
Born and raised in Germany, before moving to the Isle of Man and now to the Philippines. Makati condo dweller with a liking for gadgets, cars, photography, going out, and generally trying weird things. I'm here: https://www.facebook.com/AmadeusPhotography
Philippe Louis Villareal (Published: 61 Articles)
Philippe Louis Villareal is a software programmer. A tech geek by heart, he uses his spare time on his own blog YaJaPa.com. He also helps maintain Wordpress based websites such as VinceGolangco.com and LittleRunningTeacher.com
Ruth dela Cruz (Published: 58 Articles)
Ruth used to pull shots of espresso but currently works with people who move around the globe. She is a wondering wanderer, foodie, a frugal fashionista - and yes, the world is her ramp! Follow her on Twitter @ruthilicious and read her raves, reviews and rambles at www.ruthilicious.blogspot.com.
Martin Vicencio (Published: 58 Articles)
Martin is an avid professional wrestling fan. He is also into sports, food and secretly trying to hone his craft in the realm of theater. As a side-note, Martin is also the owner/author of this lovely blog: http://dextreme88.wordpress.com
Sky Gavin (Published: 56 Articles)
Sky Gavin is a twenty-something five-foot tall girl who works as a PR, Stylist and Writer. She still jumps during New Years eve in hopes of becoming a little taller.
Arlene Briones (Published: 53 Articles)
Mocchachino-macchiato-driven-beach-lovin'-spa-addict-wedding-boudoir-and-lifestyle-photographer. A storyteller at heart with an eyegasmic awe of God's creations & love. www.arlenebriones.com



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WhenInManila.com is one of the top online sites in the world. Listed above are just some of our Senior Writers, but we have a community of over 200 writers, photographers, videographers, story-tellers and adventure seekers who regularly go out to experience new amazing things and share their stories with you. Below is a list of contributors in good standing with WhenInManila.com

Contact Vince on Twitter @VinceGolangco or email him, [email protected] if you would like to become one of our awesometacular contributors and have your articles seen by hundreds of thousands of people. More info here - Share My Story

LIST OF WIM CONTRIBUTORS

Abby AranzamendezAbigail Ang
Ace ChavezAdela Nogoy
Adrian HoAi De Lara
Aileen AdalidAileen Santos
Aina RosalesAlbert Saspa
Alessi BrugadaAlex Murphy
Alix ReyesAllan Ngo
Amanda Bernadette ArambuloAna Santos
Angel GolangcoAngel Gonzales
Angela BermudezAngeline Rodriguez
Ann Joy PerezAnna Blanco
Anna EsguerraAnna Ignacio
Anne MillaAnne Tachado
Apple OcampoArlene Briones
Art OcaAubrey Daquinag
Aunell Ross AngcosAyeza Mallari
Badeth CompuestoBailey Clinton
Bea CeldranBea Perdigon
Betty UyBijan Gorospe
Blogie RobilloBogart the Explorer from Davao City
Cammy AiokiCandie Cobiao
Carissa InezCarla De Guzman
Carlo DinglasanCarlo Joaquin
Carmen DulguimeCarmi Compasivo
Carol PremacioCarolyn Miaral
Celina Marie PanaliganCeline Reyes
Ces TanCha Nevalga-Almeida
Chad DavisCharisse Orjalo
Charles Angel LacsonCharmaine Cabugnason
Chelsea DauzCher Cabula
Cher TanchicoCheryl Azarraga
Cheryl GolangcoCholo Isungga
Christina AdvinculaChristine Lailani Ginete
Christine SolisClaire Jariss Manlapas
Clayton WoodCourtney Sayson
Coy de los SantosDale Ligon
Daniel KaityDanna Peña
Daryll AlveroDebbie Anne Castro
Demie DanglaDominic Rodriguez
Dulce MoralesEdward Cheng
Edz ArmadaEli Murray
Em SomeraEmerson Malan
Emma BuhainEmma Jolly
Erika OchosaErin Emocling
Ethel MeriolesFao Rani
Faye SantosFidea Encarnacion
Francis RomeroFrancis Simisim
Frank BarrosFrank Schuengel
Frankie TorresGK Limcangco Frieiro
Genevie KhoGenevieve Tiu
Gia Allana SorianoGienah Contreras
Gilbert QuibalGrace Bondad Nicolas
Greg ValerioGretchen Gatan
Hannah GregorioHannah Villasis
Haresh DaswaniHarold Soon
Harveen KaurIda Noelle
Irwin "Wowie" LagmanIsabel Rodriguez
Ivica Rae SayJC Ansis
JC De LeonJC Villalva
Jackilynne MateoJake Pua
James GuevaraJames Nicolay
Jane TanJanelle Almosara
Janelle YauJanessa Abigail Hizon
Janine DiazJannica Diaz
Jason Cruz (jsncruz)Jay Jaboneta
Jem CatacutanJen Horn
Jenel ManapatJennifer Jimenez
Jenny ManongdoJeremy Slagle
Jessica Mae BajetJigs Tenorio
Jirah Ruth FerminJo Arce
Joan HaliliJoanne Catherine Tan (JoTan23)
Joemar BellezaJohn Derick Flores
John Hudson GoJohn Lemuel Jumawid
John RobsonJon Alec
Jose GamboaJoser Ferreras
Josh KeefeJosine Macaspac
Joy ColladoJoy Waniwan
Julie Ann AlonzoKC Canlas
Kach of Two Monkeys TravelKamole Orense
Karl AguilarKate and Allen Samson
Katharina SchmidtKathi Raneses
Kerwin Riego De DiosKevin Jeffrey Dorongon
Khai NunagKhoa Bui
KikaysiKatKimberly Mas
Kimmi Siu DewarKira Mitohori
Koji ArsuaKristel Chuateco
Kristel SilangKristhoff Cagape
Kristin MilitanteKristofer Benigno
Krizel MalabananLeanne Alvarez
Leanne MalicdemLianne Martha Maiquez Laroya
Lianne MendozaLianza Isabel Reyes
Lilliane CobiaoLiz Martin
Lora CerdanLord and Aksana Ancheta
Luis Antonio MedinaMM Maglasang
Mae CabigasMae Dizon
Mae IlaganMae Ilagan
Mae PascualMapy Sebastian
Marck TanadaMaria Angelica Espaldon
Marian "the Foodie" Bacol-UbaMariane Dominique Detera
Maricel ValezaMariel Abanes
Marinette PanganibanMarita Galvez
Maritess CanlasMark Cezar Sucgang
Mark Davis TanMark Modena
Marla EspirituMarlina Moreno
Martin VicencioMelissa Favis
Melody CoMiah Montemayor
Mic CaldoMichael Sta. Ana
Michelle Baena CiriacruzMielyne Rayos
Millie ManahanMina Deocareza
Mitzi UyMyk Gregory Albao
Myka MallillinNajee Chua
Nicky Ty and Louis Roco (Lovethefoodies)Nico Magsalin
Nicole PalerNicole Villaluz
Nikka Corsino & Owen BallesterosNikka Sarthou
Nikko PantiNino Jose Gonzales
Notty RomeroPao Nazario
Paolo CasibangPatricia Mirasol
Patricia VelascoPau Castillo
Pauline LimPedram Farjad
Philippe Louis VillarealPhilippine Franchise Association
Pia DysangcoRaffy Villa
Raisa TanRattus Choki
Raymond DimayugaRebecca Lee
Red CalayanRed Russel Martinez
Reg SilvaRich Mascarinas
Richmond TanRicky Rizza Mendoza
Rikki John de CastroRiza Ponciano
Rizca Giselle TingRochele Anne Aujero
Roda NovenarioRomano Lara
Roxci de LeonRuby Mae Andor
Ruth dela CruzRyan Torrejos
Sam BeltranShana Dagny
Shane DallasShayla Sanchez
Shayne ZalamedaSheena Lorenzo
Sheila SnowSherwin Diu
Simon LimSky Gavin
Soleil Gonzales BariaStan Sy
Sweet CaneosTJ Vargas
Tarah GonzalesTaryn Navarro
Tet RiveraTiffany Salud
Tim TayagTipsy & Ponggo of the Googly Gooeys
Tonette NicolasTony Ahn
Tracey TanTricia Gasmen
Trish LimTrixie Torralba
Vince GolangcoVirgilio Martin
Yla CorotanYnigo Regis
Ysabel VitangcolYvette Sol Pineda
Zaya PonoZia Dadis

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