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Alfonso Manalastas

Alfonso is a Manila-based creative who has previously worked as a content creator and curator for STORM Technologies, a copywriter for NuWorks Interactive Labs, and now as a full-time writer for e27. He is also a published op-ed contributing writer, a poet, and a touring spoken word artist who has performed in over 15 cities around the Philippines. He has been invited to perform and speak for two TEDx events in Cebu (2017) and Davao (2018). He was also accepted as a poetry fellow for two National Writers’ Workshops in 2018 and 2019. His op-ed articles can be found in Rappler, Scout, ANCX, and Inquirer, while his poems are available in Cha Asian Journal (Hong Kong), LIKHAAN (Philippines), Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and Cordite Poetry Review (Australia). By day, he writes news and feature articles for e27, and by night, he performs original poems at spoken word events. Follow him on Twitter at @not_alfonso

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