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.
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 @rebeccaallee on Instagram and Twitter, and http://rebeccaallee.blogspot.com.

Senior Writers

Vince Golangco (Published: 914 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: 285 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.
Angeline Rodriguez (Published: 161 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: 123 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)
Janelle Yau (Published: 121 Articles)
Janelle is a girl who believes that her brain is filled with rainbows, unicorns, glitters, and gold stars! She uses her imagination ALL the time and refuses to ever stay somber… well, not all the way at least. Janelle is occasionally a shrieker, sometimes a blogger, oftentimes a dreamer but forever and always a fighter. Janelle is currently a Legal Management student of the Ateneo de Manila University and a freelance stylist for Candy Magazine. She is also the COO/Co-Founder of the first source of fashion internships in the Philippines, Fashion Intern PH, which proves that indeed she is the living version of Elle Woods. For more sparks and love, follow Janelle on Twitter and Instagram: janelleyau
Cholo Isungga (Published: 105 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: 98 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.
Cheryl Golangco (Published: 97 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
KC Canlas (Published: 91 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.
Alessi Brugada (Published: 87 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
Ivica Rae Say (Published: 83 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.
Gretchen Gatan (Published: 81 Articles)
It’s a little difficult to capture who Gretchen really is—with all her little quirks and complexities. One thing is certain—she spends most of her time writing in the attic. What strikes you as quiet, shy, and a bit aloof can also be strange, giggly, and extremely awkward. With a major in Creative Writing from Ateneo de Manila University, it’s only natural that this child-at-heart enjoys creating fantasies in her head and reading fiction—mostly fanfiction. She finds happiness in playing ultimate and going on spontaneous adventures with her partner in crime, the Cupcake. She loves food more than she loves people. She likes to dress up in pretty frocks, classic pieces, and a variety of skirts. She’ll book a trip to the beach any chance she can get, and hopes to see more of the world. The Junkyard is literally a dump site of her favorite things. To get the latest updates and watch out for Greta’s Junkyard Giveaways, like the Junkyard’s Facebook page or follow her on Twitter.
Charmaine Cabugnason (Published: 78 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
Nikko Panti (Published: 71 Articles)
Nikko loves going to places that offers relaxation and entertainment at the same time. He also love watching movies and theater plays, going to concerts, museums and events, and reading good books. On top of that all, he loves to eat really good food! He believes that all that we need to survive is freshly brewed coffee and macarons! Follow him on Twitter, @misterbaks. And read his really boring blog: themisterbaks.com, where he chronicles his uber boring life!
Charles Angel Lacson (Published: 60 Articles)
CharlesAngel is based in Singapore. She 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_
Daniel Kaity (Published: 55 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!
Isabel Rodriguez (Published: 54 Articles)
Isabel Rodriguez is a law student and sometimes a social media producer. Way back when she wasn't, she used to spend her days blogging, crafting DIY projects and talking to her dogs (now she can do these things only when her schedule opens up). She loves books and food, laughs a little too loudly, and the internet is her best friend. She aspires to grow up to be less confused and continues to give a conscious effort to line her t's and dot her i's perfectly. Say hello @sisasaid or visit her at http://sisasaid.blogspot.com/
Ruth dela Cruz (Published: 53 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.
Ethel Merioles (Published: 53 Articles)
Delightful misery, mad wit, tragic laughter, tangible energy. Catch her on LifestyleManila.com and on . Or, you know, you can just like her Facebook page.
Jason Cruz (jsncruz) (Published: 49 Articles)
The man for #SocialMedia #DigitalMarketing #CMGT. All social profiles: jsncruz. We can change our world for the better. MRM x McCann. The Gentlemanlier.
Martin Vicencio (Published: 45 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
Arlene Briones (Published: 44 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
Zaya Pono (Published: 39 Articles)
Ex law student turned Social Media Manager. Graduate of Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University. Freelance writer, dancer, and travel junkie. Loves adventure, events, and fitness. Dreams of the beach and getting lost in the world's most beautiful cities. Follow her on Twitter @zayapono
Marita Galvez (Published: 38 Articles)
Marita Galvez also known as Student jock "Mcqueen" on the airwaves of Mellow 94.7. Studying BA Fashion Design and Marketing at School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA Manila), Freelance Fashion stylist, opportunist & optimist. If you don't see her juggling photo shoots with fashion shows, She's out and about in the streets of Manila supporting orginal pinoy rock music."When people ask what I really want to ultimately be, I can think of a million things. I have the weirdest metaphorical claustrophobia: A life in a 4 cornered box will never be for me. Why do one when you can do all, right?" twitter.com/marita_galvez maritagalvez.tumblr.com youtube.com/abcrayola

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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
Ayeza MallariBadeth Compuesto
Bailey ClintonBea Celdran
Bea PerdigonBetty Uy
Bijan GorospeBogart the Explorer from Davao City
Cammy AiokiCandie Cobiao
Carissa InezCarla De Guzman
Carlo DinglasanCarlo Joaquin
Carmi CompasivoCarol Premacio
Carolyn MiaralCelina Marie Panaligan
Ces TanChad Davis
Charisse OrjaloCharles Angel Lacson
Charmaine CabugnasonChelsea Dauz
Cher CabulaCher Tanchico
Cheryl AzarragaCheryl Golangco
Cholo IsunggaChristina Advincula
Christine Lailani GineteChristine Solis
Claire Jariss ManlapasClayton Wood
Courtney SaysonCoy de los Santos
Dale LigonDaniel Kaity
Danna PeñaDaryll Alvero
Debbie Anne CastroDemie Dangla
Dominic RodriguezDulce Morales
Edward ChengEdz Armada
Eli MurrayEm Somera
Emma JollyErika Ochosa
Erin EmoclingEthel Merioles
Ezra CerezoFao Rani
Faye SantosFidea Encarnacion
Francis RomeroFrancis Simisim
Francisco BarrosFrank Schuengel
Frankie TorresGK Limcangco Frieiro
Genevie KhoGenevieve Tiu
Gia Allana SorianoGienah Contreras
Gilbert QuibalGrace Bondad Nicolas
Greg ValerioGretchen Gatan
Hannah GregorioHannah Villasis
Haresh DaswaniHarveen Kaur
Ida NoelleIrwin "Wowie" Lagman
Isabel RodriguezIvica Rae Say
JC AnsisJC Villalva
Jake PuaJames Guevara
James NicolayJane Tan
Janelle AlmosaraJanelle Yau
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 GamboaJosh Keefe
Josine MacaspacJoy Collado
Joy WaniwanJulie Ann Alonzo
KC CanlasKate and Allen Samson
Katharina SchmidtKathi Raneses
Kevin Jeffrey DorongonKhai Nunag
Kimberly MasKimmi Siu Dewar
Kira MitohoriKoji Arsua
Kristel ChuatecoKristel Silang
Kristhoff CagapeKristin Militante
Kristofer BenignoKrizel
Leanne AlvarezLeanne Malicdem
Lianne Martha LaroyaLiz Martin
Lora CerdanLord and Aksana Ancheta
MM MaglasangMae Cabigas
Mae DizonMae Ilagan
Mae IlaganMapy Sebastian
Marck TanadaMaria Angelica Espaldon
Marian "the Foodie" Bacol-UbaMariane Dominique Detera
Mariel AbanesMarinette Panganiban
Marita GalvezMaritess Canlas
Mark Cezar SucgangMark Davis Tan
Mark ModenaMarla Espiritu
Marlina MorenoMartin Vicencio
Melissa FavisMelody Co
Miah MontemayorMic Caldo
Michael Sta. AnaMichelle Baena Ciriacruz
Mielyne RayosMina Deocareza
Mitzi UyMyk Gregory Albao
Myka MallillinNajee Chua
Nicky Ty and Louis Roco (Lovethefoodies)Nico Magsalin
Nicole VillaluzNikka Corsino & Owen Ballesteros
Nikka SarthouNikko Panti
Notty RomeroOliver Robillo
Paolo CasibangPatricia Velasco
Pau CastilloPauline Lim
Pedram FarjadPhilippe Louis Villareal
Philippine Franchise AssociationPia Dysangco
Raffy VillaRaisa Tan
Rattus ChokiRaymond Dimayuga
Rebecca LeeRed Russel Martinez
Reg SilvaRicheline Mascarinas
Richmond TanRicky Rizza Mendoza
Rikki John de CastroRiza Ponciano
Rizca TingRochele Anne Aujero
Roda NovenarioRomano Lara
Roxci de LeonRuby Mae Andor
Ruth dela CruzRyan Torrejos
Shana DagnyShane Dallas
Shayla SanchezSheena Lorenzo
Sheila SnowSherwin Diu
Sky GavinSoleil Gonzales Baria
Stan SyTJ Vargas
Tarah GonzalesTaryn Navarro
Tet RiveraTiffany
Tim TayagTipsy & Ponggo of the Googly Gooeys
Tony AhnTracey Tan
Tricia GasmenTrish Lim
Trixie TorralbaVince Golangco
Ynigo RegisYsabel Vitangcol
Yvette Sol PinedaZaya Pono
Zia Dadis