WIRED! Philippines' Secret Assets All about Internet in the Philippines


Who are our January contributors?

Sheila Ann Manuel is a Freelance Writer who loves to travel and experience different cultures. Her works appear in various Asian and International Publications in print and online media. She currently hosts The Write Life Creative Writing Web Haven - a place for young and beginning writers from all over the world. Check it out at http://thewritelife.8m.com. You may also contact her through sam2write@icqmail.com.

Aileen Suquila-Santos has been a magazine writer, a magazine editor, an indexer/abstractor, a journalism teacher, and a television scriptwriter -- most of them all at the same time. Now she is a webmaster, an ezine publisher, and a columnist for two vertical portals and WIRED! -- and yes, still all at the same time. Visit her online at http://awriteryet.homepage.com, and if you think she's crazy go click on her contact link and tell her yourself.

Rod Brooks is a Management Consultant specialising in Internet marketing strategy. He conducts individual consultations and group workshops. He can be reached at rod@abaconsulting.com.au or via his web site, http://www.abaconsulting.com.au

Ben Bongalon writes for his column, Beyond Technology. He has lived and worked in Silicon Valley for more than ten years. He now lives in Adelaide, South Australia works as a senior software engineer for Motorola Australia Software Centre. You can get in touch with Ben at bongalon@hotmail.com.

Sandra Morgan owns and runs an online publication, The Fiction Forest http://www.fictionforest.com. Her site publishes and sells e-books. You can reach her at sandi@fictionforest.com

M. Carandang is one of W!P's occasional contributors. She's now an English and Comm instructor at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. Email her at mac_updil@yahoo.com.

John is a full time Infomation Technology Consultant with about 4 years of experience in the IT industry. He is currently on contract for a Fortune 500 company, where he creates Active Server Pages for an Internet-based Web application. He lives in Mount Prospect, Illinois. John was born and raised in Manila and migrated to the United States about six years ago where he completed his bachelors degree in computer information systems at the DeVry Institute of Technology. He is certified by Microsoft as a Systems Engineer (MCSE), and is now pursuing certification as a Systems Developer (MCSD). He evaluates the different ways to maximize the full potential of the Internet. One of his Internet ventures is palayok.com - a search engine for filipino related websites. You can contact John at john@palayok.com.

Migs Paraz formally belongs to the Internet industry where he is involved with infrastructure and application development companies. But besides that, he also enjoys writing essays and is trying to see if he can cover some non-technical stuff. Aside from the usual tech stuff, he is also into watching the local music scene, and is also trying to get a liberal business education without entering B-school. Write to him at map@internet.org.ph.

Joy Arrieta, 17, is a freshman at the University of the Philippines Los Baños studying towards getting a degree in agribusiness management. You can e-mail Joy at angelenensis@hotmail.com

Gary Foreman started The Dollar Stretcher, a site dedicated to "Living Better for Less". Gary started it three years ago. In July 1997, he decided to make a full time career out of it. You'll be reading more of Gary's articles in WIRED! Philippines to help you manage your time and money better. You can reach Gary at gary@stretcher.com

Shery maintains two other mailing lists, Positive Quotes and Sites and Zines! She is also the editor/publisher of the upcoming Sites, Biz and Zines! Newsletter. Subscribe to her new newsletter that will be launched on December 10 at sitesbizandzines-subscribe@onelist.com. She also now joins The ShallowEND http://www.shallowend.org as a regular contributor. Email her at iamshery@msc.net.ph


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