Writing portfolio

  • Print, broadsheet, journals, and the interwebs:

6 Child-Friendly Hills and Mountains Across Luzon. looloo iNSIGHTS, July 30, 2016
Disconnected and Connected: The Paradox of Buscalan. Business Mirror. July 11, 2016.
A Letter to the Mom Who Dreams of Traveling. loolooinsights. June 28, 2016.
Pangasinan: A Place of Salt and Great Adventures. Business Mirror. May 2, 2016.
Becoming a Mother. The Philippine Star My Favorite Book Contest Year 12. March 18, 2012 (weekly). March 19, 2012 (Finalist - honorable mention).
The Road to Travel and Other Dreams. Brighter Life (SunLife Bulletin). May 6,2016.
Coming Home to Albay. Mabuhay Magazine. May 2016 Issue.
Great Fondness for Food Grows in Tagaytay. Business Mirror. April 2016.
People of the Philippines. Manila Bulletin. January 24, 2016
Trip Journal (Legazpi). Cebu Pacific's Smile Magazine. December 2015.
Arayat National Park: Beyond Legend and Fables. View Magazine. November 2015 issue.
History Speaks Through Pampanga's Churches. View Magazine. November 2015 issue.
Top 5  Family Activities in the Philippines During the Rainy Season. Philippine Primer. September 2015.
Food Crazy: Indulging in The Food Club's Buffet. Philippine Primer. August 2015.
A Look at Pampanga's Most Beautiful Baroque Churches. Philippine Primer. September 2015.
Immersing and living in Real. Rappler. August 11, 2015.
Ghandi's Words and Killing for the Gourmet (poems, upcoming). The Asia Literary Review. 2014.
DTC unveils new dual-SIM smartphones to suit all budgets. The Philippine Star. January 26, 2013.
DTC releases newest smartphones to suit all budgets. People's Journal. January 25, 2013.
DTC unveils Android touchscreen phones. The Manila Standard Today. September 13, 2012.
So you think you can write?. People Manager. January 2012 Issue.
So you think you can write?. Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 19, 2011.
Sharksfin. Philippines Free Press. December 3, 2011.
Becoming a Daughter. The Philippine Star My Favorite Book Contest Year 10. December 26, 2010.
Piolo Says It's time! With Sunlife. The Manila Standard Today. July 2010.

  • Media mentions:

True Story: Ang Magnanay Na Magkasamang Maglakbay (Mother's Day video). Biyaheroes. May 2015.
Gone With The Kid.  Manila Bulletin. February 13, 2015. 
Bloggers Corner. Lazada Philippines. December 18, 2013.
Star, NBS, Globe announce winners of My Favorite Book 2012. The Philippine Star. March 10, 2013.

  • Blogging contests championed:

Proudly Promama Writing Contest. February 2012.
These Clothes Were Made for Giving. Electrolux My Shirt Story Blogging Contest, Sept. 2011
An Ode to The Broom. Electrolux Dynamica Blogging Contest, May 2011


  1. Wow, Gretchen.. This is impressive. I should've included these on the feature I wrote about fabulous Mom Travel Bloggers.


  2. Thank you, Issa! And wow! Didn't know you featured ze blog on yours. You surprised me :) I'm incredibly honored and humbled. Muchos gracias!

  3. Hi, Gretchen! (Pwedeng yan na lang itawag ko?Same naman na 2 syllables.haha)
    I enjoyed the research and I was quite surprised that there aren't a lot of travel mom bloggers. You were actually the first who popped into my head. :)

    I'm happy you liked it..

    P.S. Nakaka-touch ung post mo about your sister..'liked it on FB. I hope you win! :)

  4. Hahaha! Op kors.

    So true! I reckon there are more Pinay moms who travel with their bubs,but maybe they're not just blogging about it? Which is unfortunate because the Web is missing some serious traveling mommy spunk!

    Oh thank you. So delighted you liked my Mother's Day post :) Crossing my fingers we win, too!

    See you around, Issa! :)


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