When In Manila Administrators

Vince Golangco

Founder/Publisher

Vince Golangco is the Founder & President of WhenInManila.com, where he manages over 400 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/Instagram/Snaphat - @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.
Nicole Villaluz

Associate Editor

Nicole is a young writer and wayfaring soul, fueled by her love for odd cities, cultures, soulful islands, and human connection. Follow her travels on her website The Stillness in Moving and on Facebook facebook.com/thestillnessinmoving.
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.
Cheryl Golangco

Senior Features Editor

A preschool teacher, a marathoner, a writer, an adventurer, an overall crazy girl. Cheryl likes to make the best of what she has, experiencing whatever she can while she still can. She enjoys traveling, eating, and basically experiencing life. She loves to run and does what she can to stay fit, this includes visiting a variety of gyms and experiencing a mix of adventures. Follow her stories and start living a healthier lifestyle on www.LittleRunningTeacher.com
Isa Rodriguez

Senior Features Editor

Isa lives on the internet. She believes all of life's questions can be answered by a Google search, if you know where to look. On good days, social media inspires her; on bad days, it makes her hate humanity. Nevertheless, she feels like the power of the internet is a wondrous thing that we should all enjoy and explore.
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 intagram @skycapades
Rebecca Lee

Senior Columnist

Rebecca Lee (李美琪) is a Chinese-Filipino writer who enjoys featuring social enterprises and homegrown brands. She is an adventurer who hopes to be driven by the compass, not the clock. She is currently a Senior Columnist for WhenInManila.com, a Student Correspondent for Philippine Daily Inquirer's To Be You Section, and the Digital Media Producer of Chinoy TV. She has given talks and conducted workshops to hundreds of high school and college students, usually about blogging, social media, feature writing, and pursuing your passion. She is also a 4th year student studying Broadcast Communication in UP Diliman. Visit her blog at www.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

KC Canlas (Published: 952 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: 864 Articles)
Koji Arsua is a minimalist who writes at www.kojibberish.com.
Sam Beltran (Published: 724 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.
Mae Ilagan (Published: 616 Articles)
PR Director of WhenInManila.com. + Food & Travel connoisseur who weekly explores various destinations in the country and beyond. Awarded as Sooo Pinoy's Ultimate Pinoy Food Blogger by Unilever Food Solutions. Has guested in various talk and tv shows such as ​GMA 7 News To Go, The GoodNews, Pop Talk, Ang Pinaka and Unang Hirit as resource person for food and travel related stories. Currently online ambassador for Nikon Philippines and Social Media Consultant for various corporations. Visit her personal blog at www.eatsadate.net and follow her on Twitter & Instagram at @mayoilagan
Angeline Rodriguez (Published: 604 Articles)
Angeline Rodriguez is a geek and a self-proclaimed superhero. She reads. She writes. She loves. You may get to know her better on her personal blog: http://www.lilmisswonderwoman.com
Cheryl Golangco (Published: 379 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
Kristofer Benigno (Published: 368 Articles)
A typical "otaku" who loves to play games and watch anime. An adventurer who loves the outdoors and discovering new things. Hobbisty photo artist. A businessman by day, a writer by night. His dream: to be able to do what he loves, and watch others do the same.
Marita Galvez (Published: 346 Articles)
Marita is a Fashion Design Student, Microblogger, Local Music Enthusiast, Foodie and Wanderer. Her passion is to uplift the local music, art, travel and food scene one post at a time.
Millie Manahan (Published: 343 Articles)
I am the mum behind the notyourordinarymum.com website. A blog, where I share my blended family stories, kid-friendly places to go to, Homeschooling journey, and healthy recipes for picky-eaters. I can be mushy sometimes too, by sharing inspiring stories about relationships and motherhood. I am a mum of 4, a wannabe chef, writer, and a loving partner to a Hollywood-Celebrity Photographer. I love traveling and discovering new things that would inspire people, on and offline! I also believe that Life is too short to say no to opportunities. As the saying goes "carpe diem."
Isabel Rodriguez (Published: 322 Articles)
Isabel Rodriguez is a law student and sometimes a social media producer. She has a love/hate relationship with the internet. Say hello on Twitter/SnapChat: sisasaid
Alessi Brugada (Published: 160 Articles)
Alessi is a 25-year old nurse working in a private hospital, who spends her off-duty days blogging about everything from food, to travel, to fashion, on WheninManila.com. Follow her on Instagram: @alessilikesit
Sky Gavin (Published: 159 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.
Joanne Catherine Tan (JoTan23) (Published: 148 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 Lifestyle blogger)   Follow her on IG: @JoTan23
Christina Advincula (Published: 144 Articles)
Tin Advincula is a writer of all things under the sun. You can also read her articles/blog posts at Meg magazine and tinadvincula.wordpress.com. She is passionate about food, fashion, beauty, dance, and travel Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @tinadvincula_ for her daily scribbles on life.
Francis Simisim (Published: 132 Articles)
Francis has always been a “geek” at heart. His passion for technology and the web is evident in his work and hobbies. You can often find him writing for his tech blog, editing one of his websites or working on computers. His interest in technology started way back in high school when the internet started booming. When not busy “geeking” it out, Francis likes traveling around the world and trying out new foods. His favorite jet-setting trips include fishing at Island Cove in Cavite or shopping in Singapore. ZionWiFi
Frank Schuengel (Published: 131 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
Nicole Villaluz (Published: 129 Articles)
I am constantly moving. A writer and wayfaring soul, fueled by her love for odd cities, cultures, soulful islands, and human connection. Associate Editor for When In Manila. Follow my travels on my website www.thestillnessinmoving.com and on my Facebook page facebook.com/thestillnessinmoving.
Ivica Rae Say (Published: 106 Articles)
Registered Nurse. PAL Girl. Enjoys summer, and everything in between. 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://thinklikeivica.blogspot.com.
Martin Vicencio (Published: 105 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
Rebecca Lee (Published: 102 Articles)
Rebecca Lee (李美琪) is a Chinese-Filipino writer who enjoys featuring social enterprises and homegrown brands. She is an adventurer who hopes to be driven by the compass, not the clock. She is currently a Senior Columnist for WhenInManila.com, a Student Correspondent for Philippine Daily Inquirer's To Be You Section, and the Digital Media Producer of Chinoy TV. She has given talks and conducted workshops to hundreds of high school and college students, usually about blogging, social media, feature writing, and pursuing your passion. She is also a 4th year student studying Broadcast Communication in UP Diliman. Visit her blog at www.leerebecca.com.
Arlene Briones (Published: 85 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
John Hudson Go (Published: 84 Articles)
John Hudson Go teaches Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Enderun Colleges, Taguig. He intermittently writes for FHM.com, and owns two sites in MMAPhil.com and TheWeddingProjectPH.wordpress.com. He's a concert nut, a mixed martial arts addict, and a destination junkie. If he had a psychological disorder, it's most probably obsessive-compulsivity. Invite him to your after parties through Facebook.
Charles Angel Lacson (Published: 79 Articles)
CharlesAngel - (Singapore|Manila) 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. A purveyor of writing and all things bee-yoo-ti-pool. Follow her on twitter https://twitter.com/_wickeRmoss_ or drop her an email at: [email protected]
Gia Allana Soriano (Published: 67 Articles)
Facebook and InstagramConcerts, Good Food, and Asian Dramas.
Jason Cruz (jsncruz) (Published: 65 Articles)
MRM//McCann + McCann Manila business lead for social. IIDM Certified Digital Marketer lecturer. CrossFit KFT-1 coach. Food & drink writer.
MM Maglasang (Published: 57 Articles)
MM is a tiny adventurer, avid reader, movie aficionado, introvert extraordinaire, and life enthusiast. Sugar is her only vice. Loves beaches, garden parks, and intellectual conversations. Inadequate with small talk.
Janelle Almosara (Published: 52 Articles)
Janelle is a marketing professional by day, and a blogger by night. She's an adventurer who loves to write about food and travel. She also loves capturing moments through the lens of her camera, and aspires to become a professional concert photographer someday. Owner of The Dream Shirt. Blogger at www.jhanzey.net



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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

AC WichstromAbby Aranzamendez
Abigail AngAce Chavez
Adela NogoyAdrian Ho
Ai De LaraAileen Adalid
Aileen SantosAina Rosales
Albert SaspaAlec Ricabar
Alessi BrugadaAlex Murphy
Alix ReyesAllan Ngo
Alodia GosiengfiaoAmanda Bernadette Arambulo
Ana SantosAngel Golangco
Angel GonzalesAngela Bermudez
Angeline RodriguezAnn Joy Perez
Anna EsguerraAnna Faustino
Anna IgnacioAnna Katrina Palac
Anna Nicola BlancoAnne Milla
Anne TachadoAnne Vallega
Apple OcampoArasacha Bernardo
Arlene BrionesArt Oca
Aubrey DaquinagAunell Ross Angcos
Ayeza MallariAzelle Lee
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
Cathy SolidumCelina Marie Panaligan
Celine ReyesCes Tan
Cha Nevalga-AlmeidaChad Davis
Charisse OrjaloCharles Angel Lacson
Charmaine BelonioCharmaine Cabugnason
Chelsea DauzCher Cabula
Cher TanchicoCheryl Azarraga
Cheryl GolangcoChester Vizconde
Chino BautistaCholo Isungga
Chris UrbanoChrister Isulat
Christina AdvinculaChristine Lailani Ginete - Rome
Christine SolisClaire Jariss Manlapas
Clayton WoodCourtney Sayson
Coy de los SantosDale Ligon
Daniel KaityDanna Peña
Daryll AlveroDaylin Van Zandt
Debbie Anne CastroDemie Dangla
Denise MagtotoDominic Rodriguez
Dulce MoralesEdward Cheng
Edz ArmadaEli Murray
Ella Marie JulianEm Somera
Emerson MalanEmma Buhain
Emma JollyErin Emocling
Ernest HernandezEthel Merioles
Fao RaniFaye Santos
Fidea EncarnacionFrancis Romero
Francis SimisimFrancis Simisim
Francisco BarrosFrank Schuengel
Frankie TorresGK Limcangco Frieiro
Genevie KhoGenevieve Tiu
Gia Allana SorianoGia Kristel De Guia
Gienah ContrerasGilbert Quibal
Grace Bondad NicolasGreg Valerio
Gretchen GatanHannah Cepe
Hannah GregorioHannah Villasis
Haresh DaswaniHarold Soon
Harveen KaurHazeline Lee
Helen Mary Labao-BarramedaHershey Neri
Hyacinth ManiquisIan Benetua
Ida NoelleInah Manalaysay
Inna ParedesIrwin "Wowie" Lagman
Isabel RodriguezIvica Rae Say
JC AnsisJC De Leon
JC VillalvaJackilynne Mateo
Jacklynne LambinoJake Pua
James DevonshireJames Guevara
James NicolayJane Tan
Janelle AlmosaraJanelle Yau
Janessa Abigail HizonJanine Diaz
Jannica DiazJapol Orona
Jason Cruz (jsncruz)Jay Jaboneta
Jazmine BonusJebbie Tomas
Jem CatacutanJen Horn
Jenel ManapatJennifer Jimenez
Jenny ManongdoJeremy Slagle
Jess TinaoJessica Circi
Jessica Mae BajetJigs Tenorio
Jirah Ruth FerminJo Arce
Joan HaliliJoanne Catherine Tan (JoTan23)
Joemar BellezaJohn Derick Flores
John Hudson GoJohn Lemuel Jumawid
John Mari MarceloJohn Robson
Jon AlecJose Gamboa
Joser FerrerasJosh Keefe
Josine MacaspacJoy Collado
Joy WaniwanJoyce Lamela
Julian CaragJulie Ann Alonzo
Jumrhea AyunanKC Canlas
Kach Medina UmandapKai Ochosa
Kamole OrenseKaren Bordador
Karl AguilarKate and Allen Samson
Katharina SchmidtKathi Raneses
Kaycee EnervaKerwin Riego De Dios
Kevin Jeffrey DorongonKhai Nunag
Khoa BuiKian Kazemi
Kimberly MasKimmi Siu Dewar
Koji ArsuaKrisha Masigan
Kristel ChuatecoKristel Silang
Kristhoff CagapeKristin Mateo
Kristin MilitanteKristofer Benigno
Krizel MalabananLeanne Alvarez
Leanne MalicdemLee Rosales
Lianne Martha Maiquez LaroyaLianne Mendoza
Lianza Isabel ReyesLilliane Cobiao
Liz MartinLora Cerdan
Lord and AksanaLuis Antonio Medina
MM MaglasangMae Cabigas
Mae DizonMae Ilagan
Mae IlaganMae Pascual
Mapy SebastianMarck Tanada
Marco CarpesoMaria Angelica Espaldon
Marian "the Foodie" Bacol-UbaMariane Dominique Detera
Maricel ValezaMariel Abanes
Marijoe FabiMarinette Panganiban
Marita GalvezMark Cezar Sucgang
Mark Davis TanMark Modena
Mark-Anthony VillaflorMarla Espiritu
Marlina MorenoMartin Vicencio
Marvin "Kira" CruzMay De Jesus-Palacpac
Melissa Delos ReyesMelissa Favis
Melody CoMiah Montemayor
Mic CaldoMichael Sta. Ana
Michelle Baena CiriacruzMielyne Rayos
Miguel GebanaMillie Manahan
Mina DeocarezaMishi Gumaru
Mitzi UyMonique Danao
Myk Gregory AlbaoMyka Mallillin
Myke SarthouNajee Chua
NickyNico Magsalin
Nicole PalerNicole Villaluz
Nikka Corsino & Owen BallesterosNikka Sarthou
Nikko PantiNino Jose Gonzales
Notty RomeroOchi Bernadas
Pao NazarioPaolo Casibang
Patricia MirasolPatricia Velasco
Pau CastilloPauline Lim
Pedram FarjadPhilippe Louis Villareal
Philippine Franchise AssociationPia Dysangco
Pocholo GonzalesQueenie Joy Resmundo
RJ DancelRaffy Villa
Raisa TanRattus Yu
Raychelle MarquezRaymond Dimayuga
Rebecca LeeRed Calayan
Red Russel MartinezReg Silva
Rhanica RestriveraRich Mascarinas
Richmond TanRicky Rizza Mendoza
Rikki John de CastroRiza Ponciano
Rizca TingRochele Anne Aujero
Roda NovenarioRoel Sabalboro
Romano LaraRonica Valdeavilla
Roxci de LeonRuby Mae Andor
Ruth dela CruzRyan Torrejos
Sam BeltranSef Montajes
Shana DagnyShane Dallas
Shannelle ChuaShayla Sanchez
Shayne ZalamedaSheena Lorenzo
Sheila SnowSherwin Diu
Simon LimSky Gavin
Soleil Gonzales BariaSophia Woodleigh
Stan SySuzy Taparan
Sweet CaneosTJ Vargas
Talisa Dela RosaTarah Gonzales
Taryn NavarroTet Rivera
Tiffany SaludTim Tayag
Tipsy & Ponggo of the Googly GooeysTody Dino
Tonette NicolasTony Ahn
Tracey TanTricia Gasmen
Trish LimTrixie Torralba
Valerie TanVince Golangco
Virgilio MartinWeslee Trout
Yla CorotanYnigo Regis
Ysabel VitangcolYvette Sol Pineda
Zaya PonoZia Dadis