Byahilo.com is the brainchild of travel blogger Enrico Dee.

The current writers hope to continue the legacy of Byahilo with stories on travel, food, events, and lifestyle that would be of interest to the Filipino reading public.


The Writers

Ivy Mendoza

Ms. Mendoza was a journalist and an editor for 25 years for Manila Bulletin, handling Lifestyle, Education, and News, before she decided to put up her own PR firm in 2012. As such, she has had vast experience both in editorial work and in public relations. As managing director of Media Sense, she oversees all aspects of the business – from account servicing, campaign planning and execution, editorial, media relations, human resources, and finance. sheis a senior lecturer at the Journalism Department of the UP College of Mass Communication teaching subjects such as News Reporting, Feature Writing, and Public Relations.

Blooey Singson

As head of accounts of MediaSense, Inc. Ms. Singson conceptualizes PR campaigns and 360° strategies, and specializes in creative, new media and viral campaigns. She spearheads pitches for new campaigns and coordinates with clients regarding account requirements, ensuring they are satisfactorily met

Faye Carreos

Ms. Carreos graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines – Diliman with a degree in Journalism. As a PR Officer, she maintains clients’ goodwill with the media and ensures press attendance in events and press conferences. Ms. Carreos also specializes in writing lifestyle and business feature articles and creating strong content for social media channels. She is also a CDM Certified Digital Marketer.

Giselle Ombay

Ms. Ombay earned her Journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 2019. She started her career as an Online Writer at ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs, where she wrote news articles and advertorials for various brands. She is currently a PR Writer at MediaSense and is responsible for preparing press materials for traditional and digital media.

Angelo Umengan

Mr. Umengan is a graduate of UP Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. He specializes in social media community management, social media and PR writing for the digital space, and technical direction of online events, such as webinars, press conferences, and livestreams. Mr. Umengan is also trained in traditional PR writing, speech-writing, media relations and influencer relations.

Andi Requintina

Mr. Requintina has extensive public relations experience handling various programs for the Tourism Promotions Board, Manila International Airport Authority, the European Union in the Phiippines, and others. His professional career also includes stints in marketing, particularly the food business, prior to joining Media Sense. He holds a master’s degree from the De La Salle University.

The Artist

Gab Hulleza

Mr. Hulleza is an artist hailing from the College of Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is currently MediaSense’s in-houseartist and specializes in creating publicity and design materials for clients.