About Yna

WHO I AM 

  • follower of Christ
  • proud Filipino
  • middle child in a family of 8
  • aunt to 16 delightful nieces and nephews
  • faithful friend

WHAT MATTERS TO ME MOST

  • My Faith
  • My Family (nuclear and spiritual)
  • My Friendships
  • My Mission
  • My Work
  • My Country

WHAT I DO PROFESSIONALLY

  • lead OMF Literature as member of the Management Team and head of the Publications department
  • encourage writers to keep writing
  • edit books and articles
  • write essays, stories for children, reflections, editorials, business letters, acceptance and rejection letters!
  • conduct seminars and trainings on editing, writing, and related topics

WHAT I MAKE TIME TO DO (because I enjoy it!)

  • spend fun time with my nieces and nephews
  • storytell, especially to children
  • read good books
  • write letters to dear friends
  • meet with longtime friends for prayer, meaningful conversations or just small talk, and for wholesome fun and lots of laughter
  • watch a good movie
  • sing (or watch The Voice and American Idol)
  • attend all family and high school reunions
  • eat in my favorite restos
  • get a massage
  • do Facebook!
  • engage children and strangers in friendly conversation
  • make new friends and build good relationships

MY AFFILIATIONS

  • Kamuning Bible Christian Fellowship (KBCF) — member, cell group assistant leader, editor of church magazine
  • OMF Literature Inc (Phil) — Management team; head of Publications
  • Media Associates International — ministry partner and trainor
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Phil) — former staffworker
  • Christian Writers’ Fellowship — convenor and core group member
  • University of the Philippines — graduate of Journalism
  • Canossa Academy, Lipa City — elementary and high school

I COLLECT

  • picture books and bookmarks
  • all kinds of ideas, words, phrases, and information that may be useful in my personal writing projects

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).

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