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The Smart Local Philippines Team
Our editorial and videography team aims to provide you with a guide to Metro Manila and beyond, by locals and for locals. We hope reading our articles will give you ideas of things to do and places to go so you’re never bored in the Philippines again! Interested in joining us? Find out how by clicking here!
Kayce TeoKayce Teo
Regional Editor
Kayce loves dachshunds and writes fantasy novels.
Xin Tian Koh

Jocelyn SuarezJocelyn Suarez
Deputy Editor
Jocelyn writes murder mysteries and reads poetry.
placeholderGly Paranal
Content Creator
Gly likes to daydream and write poetry & prose.
Kim Shelly TanKim Shelly Tan
Content Creator
Kim cares about her health—she spends her free time doing marathons of Run BTS.
Jaya FanogaJaya Fanoga
I like to read and I also like to write fiction.
Ella Enriquez John Lery VillanuevaJohn Lery Villanueva
Creative Team Lead, Eatbook
Donut kill my vibe.