About the Author

The author, JOEL PABLO SALUD, started his career as a journalist and writer 23 years ago at the Manila Standard and The Manila Times. After which he leaped from newspapers to magazines, having worked as managing editor for the Philippine Airlines in-flight publication Mabuhay and Filipino Unlimited, and as executive editor of People Asia.

His stint as media bureau chief at the Philippine Senate and as communications management consultant for some members of the Lower House and the Office of the First Lady brought him face to face with the intricate workings of Philippine politics. Salud has written for various national publications, including the Philippine Star, Starweek, Balikbayan, Lifestyle Asia, the Philippines Free Press and Business Day. 

He now saddles his pen as Editor-in-Chief of the Philippines Graphic magazine, the country’s top newsweekly and literary publication under the ALC Group of publications, which includes the BusinessMirror.

He is a member of the Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) and the Manila Critics Circle.

  1. Marie de Douhet says:

    Hello !

    Just discovered your website and I am very interested by your article on the Yakuza helping the populations victims of the earthquake. I am writting a paper for a French journal called Valeurs Actuelles on that topic and would be delighted to speak further about it with you to have more precisions? Would that be possible?

    Thanks a lot,
    All the best,

    • doubleblade says:

      Hi Marie.

      I based this blog entry only on news reports I stumbled on in Google. As to details, please check reliable Japanese websites or some news blogs. Typing in “Japanese erathquake Yakuza” in any search engine could be a good first step.

      Thanks for your comment. — Joel

  2. […] town (Maguindanao) massacre, there was no way to turn down Philippines Graphic managing editor Joel Salud‘s call for writers of all stripes to create an Anthology of […]

  3. Hello Mr. Salud,

    My name is Lawrence Sumulong and I’m a photographer from the United States. I read your excellent piece on Maharlika Village (“The Forgotten Nobles”) and wanted to follow up on it.

    I sent you a Facebook message, but I’m not sure if you have received it. Please let me know if you have an e-mail address that we could correspond through.

    Lawrence Sumulong

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