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.