About me

Hi! My name is Andrew and this is my blog about my work in international development, travels, and personal essays. I’m originally from Manila but currently live (again) in Washington, D.C. where I work as a World Bank consultant in the areas of organizational learning, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and climate change. I also dabble in photography, writing, and digital marketing. Also, you can also find me here:

Salamat, Danke, Thank you!



  1. Hello Andrew,
    Thanks so much for the blog and taking time out of busy schedule to read and answer extremely helpfully questions.
    I need some guidance as I don’t have much experience, just an internship program i completed last year and some voluntary work i have done, all under accounting and finance.
    Am ugandan by nationality. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship that i completed in Malaysia and currently pursing my certification as a chartered accountant under ACCA.
    From my educational background, do think i stand chance of getting into the JPA program? Or do i need to have relevant work experience from a reputable instuition/company?
    Also, can i please email you my CV for review.
    Thank again for your time. Am looking forward to your reply.


  2. hi Andrew,
    Congratulations for having a worthy cause, and concern for global climate change bring-abouts. I think this is one crucial topic for a National Congress in the Philippines for academicians. When are you coming home? I can organize one and share your ideas on this.
    Love and warm regards… Tiya ( Helen Dellosa Caparas)


  3. sir pwede ko po bang makuha iyung contact nio? hehehe i am wishing to keep in contact with you as i make my application thanks po ser XD


  4. boss magtatanong lang ako kase nasa pang-6 na taon na ako sa UP, tapos gusto ko sana magms sa germany, so klangan ko munang malaman kung equivalent qualification ba itong BS ko :p kase nagbabalak akong mag-german lessons na rin sa UP eh… 🙂 iyun lang.


    1. Hi Hermz,

      Anong ibig mong sabihin ng “equivalent qualification”? Kung kinikilala ‘yung UP undergraduate degree para maka-apply sa MS programs sa Germany? Kung ‘yan ang tanong mo, puedeng-puede!

      ‘Pag may tanong ka sa scholarship applications tanungin mo lang ako. Try mo sa DAAD. Good luck!


  5. Hey Jan,

    Wow! NEDAn ka rin pala! Im with the Regional Development Coordination Staff but before that I was with Ayala Foundation and DENR.

    I just sent my application to the MEG Programme. They just sent me an email confirming that they received my documents.

    I really think that the MEG programme is apt especially to a climate vulnerable country like ours. The recent typhoons just show how exposed we are to climate variability. I really really really hope I get in the MEG programme and apply what I learned to our country.



    1. Yes, I was a NEDAn. You might start having second thoughts about climate change after you’ve taken some module of the MEG programme 😉 Anyhow, I wish you all the best and I hope you get accepted in the programme!


    1. Hallo, danke fuer die Nachricht. Ich bin schon fast zwei Jahre hier. Ich bin mit meinem Masterprogramm (Umweltpolitik) fast fertig.

      Deine Website ist super! Ich habe jetzt Hunger.


  6. hi i have heard a lot about Freiburg i have some very close friends whom i met in my university i would like to know more about getting a scholarship there in Freiburg as i desperately want to learn German and at the same time pursue a course about German Jesuits in India…


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