David is a story-teller, a former international human rights ambassador, a teacher and a world-traveler. At 23 years old, he has been to 17 countries – Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (East and West), South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan (Republic of China), Japan, Laos, Hong Kong and Macau, China (People’s Republic of China), India, Brunei Darussalam, and Myanmar.
He is passionate about kids, food, social development, education, climate change, the ASEAN and of course, traveling. He graduated Bachelor of Arts, major Communication minor in Global Politics, as Cum Laude and Program Awardee, from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines in March 2013.
He is currently a multi-media reporter and a coordinator for Rappler‘s citizen journalism arm, Move.PH. He covers human rights, climate change, disasters, and development issues. In November 2013, he was named Young Development Journalist of the Year in the Developing Asia Journalism Awards hosted by the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute.
In August 2014, he covered the Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games in China as one of the 35 IOC Young Reporters selected worldwide. He was the only young reporter from the ASEAN region.
His dream is to travel to 25 countries by the age of 25. He wants to get his MA degree before 25 and his Ph.D. by the age of 30.
This blog is his online travel journal and his way of sharing his views to the world. Read on! Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
Follow him on Twitter @iamdavidlozada