About Us

PinoyThaiyo is the first and only Filipino online magazine in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Pinoy Thaiyo aims to raise awareness of various issues, trends, practices and other events that are of significant importance to the Filipino community in Thailand first and foremost as well as Filipinos in other parts of the world. By having the magazine published in mostly English, we hope that it can also serve as a tool for other nationalities to see the Philippines in a more positive light and gain a better understanding of Filipinos in general which will ultimately lead to their appreciation of our culture.

The name Pinoy Thaiyo came as a result of a play on words that had both Filipino and Thai in them. “Tayo” which is the Filipino word for “We”, had its spelling changed to make it both unique and easily remembered.

The Team

Jezreel Llanera
Co-founder and Publisher

Jezreel is a self-confessed dreamer and risk-taker who likes to spend his free time leading and inspiring the youth.

Jez takes pride in being a dedicated lecturer at The Royal Thai Air Force Academy and as president of the Adventist Youth Association (AYA).

Jezreel has worked many years as an editor, both as a student and a professional.

Jess Tura
Co-founder and Web Administrator

They say still waters run deep, and it can’t be any more true than in the case of our tech genius, Jess.

Jess may be quiet but we, at Thailand Professionals, are always wowed by the quality of work he produces.

A Computer Teacher at Wells International School, Jess is also learned in photography and web design. Check his works at flickr.com/jesstura.

Jessica Dela Cuesta
Co-founder and Editor

Jessica has 22 years of teaching expertise on journalism, research, and creative writing to name a few. She is currently connected to Nonthaburi Foreign Teachers Project under Chulalongkorn University-Unisearch.

An educator at heart and writer/ editor with a passion, Jec delights in finding the positive side in everything. She believes that we are put in whatever place we are in with a purpose; and finding that purpose makes us complete.

Lailanie Fronda
Content Writer

As a wordsmith hoping to make an impact on other people’s lives, Lailanie’s play on words is evidence that her purpose in writing is to make a difference in the lives of her avid readers.

She’s been inspired being an apprentice of the Heavenly Author. He knows her by name, and He gave her life a significant purpose.

With that, she’s been a wishful writer at wanderfulwordsmith.com.

Karen Vergara
Content Writer

Kate, as she likes to be called, is a 36-year old Head Teacher by day, power writer by noon, online teacher at night, and a mom and wife in between.

Although she hardly has time for anything else, Kate still manages to work on her personal website at jobs4writersonline to help share her experiences when it comes to safely building networks to generate income online.

She has recently rekindled her romance with words and is seriously considering transitioning from teaching to writing.

Rem Tura
Content Writer

Rem is a bubbly fashionista who has a fine taste in almost everything. She likes experimenting on food and loves writing about them that’s why she’s a writer for F&F food & fashion.

A hotel tourism graduate, Rem is a computer savvy, too just like her partner. With their new bundle of joy, she enjoys every moment of life in fascination and lusciousness of new experiences that come with being a new mother.

Felizardo Dela Cruz
Layout Artist

Felizardo or Jack, as he is known to the TP team, is a prolific blogger and talented layout artist. He enjoys sports and likes to keep active to keep his mind and body fit.

Jack is currently teaching Math at Sarasas School and has been in Thailand for nearly four years now.

Team of Writers & Contributors
Jofabelle Mae Jalalon
Cy Roberto, maydiskartengpinoy.com
John Patrick Benliro, khonphilippine
Jhade Dee
Sarah Jane Racal
Shiela Samaniego
Shiela Valenzuela
Alex Sal

RJ Protacio, RJ Protacio Photography
Jared Teves, Jared Teves Potography
Makol De Rosas, Makol De Rosas Photography
Karlo Flores


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