About the Author / Blogger

Traveler. Geography Student. Cultural Heritage Advocate. Aviation Geek. Bachelor

Bernardo "Berniemack" Arellano III is currently a master's degree student in Geography at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a budding mapper with experiences in mapping events and projects that involve the local communities utilizing geographical theories and technology such as the Geographical Information System (GIS).

He is currently crafting his graduate school thesis titled: Taoid ken Ili: Sense of Place and Placemaking Practices in the City of Vigan. It shall focus on placemaking practices, the imageability, and the sense of place of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vigan, and how it has changed over time.

He is also involved with the cultural heritage sector as a Project Coordinator for research on the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property (PRECUP) with the Philippine Government through National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and a board member of the Heritage Conservation Society (2015-2016). Arellano has been in this sector since 2008 as an advocate for promoting and preserving cultural heritage of the country.

He graduated Bachelor of Arts major in History at the University of the Philippines Visayas in 2006, with an undergraduate thesis titled "Ang Pagpangayaw sa Dutang Ginsaad: A Study of Ilonggo Migration and Settlement in Tacurong, Cotabato, 1951-1960's"--a study of the history and placemaking practices of the Ilonggo settlers in the city of Tacurong in modern-day Sultan Kudarat Province, during the time of mass migrations of the Filipino "Kristyano" Settlers to Mindanao.

He has become a part-time blogger, focusing more on studies, work, and struggling to get back into "healthy lifestyle."

Loves to travel (obviously), food, local culture, maps, food, Mexico, Japan, Mindanao, Visayas, heritage, old stuff, ASEAN, food, travel, food...


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