John Marwin Elao
John Marwin Elao

John Marwin Elao is an online journalist who specializes in producing relevant and accurate content for Filipinos on social media. He is also deeply interested in harnessing artificial intelligence for journalism.

John currently works as a social media producer for Philstar.com, one of the Philippines' leading and most recognized digital brands in journalism. His work for the news outlet covers a wide range of subjects, from politics to pop culture to emerging technologies such as trends in artificial intelligence, fintech and social media platforms, among others.

John, a former social media manager/writer at the Philippine Navy, completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at Cavite State University-Imus Campus. He was recognized by his college department with the Best in Practicum award for his internship at The Philippine Daily Inquirer and INQUIRER.net.

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How the close-knit community of this Indonesian village unites to promote tourism
by John Marwin Elao - December 19, 2023 - 5:00pm
A village in Indonesia is setting a new standard for community-based tourism, prioritizing the preservation of cultural heritage and safeguarding biodiversity while concurrently creating opportunities for the local...
Banning Tiktok a 'whimsical' decision — DICT chief
by John Marwin Elao - November 24, 2023 - 3:46pm
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy on Thursday remarked that the decision to ban the Chinese-owned short-form video hosting service TikTok is "whimsical" if...
'The geeks are back': GOAB returns after 5-year hiatus
by John Marwin Elao - November 24, 2023 - 12:37pm
Geeks On A Beach (GOAB), a two-day international conference, officially commenced on Thursday, marking its return after five years of hiatus.
GOAB 2023 brings innovation to Panglao, Bohol
by John Marwin Elao - November 22, 2023 - 8:42am
The highly anticipated tech event of the year, Geeks On A Beach, launched in Panglao, Bohol on Wednesday.
Sam Smith's 'Gloria the Tour' lights up Manila with celebration of freedom, sexuality
by John Marwin Elao - October 24, 2023 - 4:35pm
Freedom was the overarching theme of English singer-songwriter Sam Smith's "Gloria the Tour" concert, which took place in Mall of Asia Arena last Saturday, October 21, presented by Live Nation Philippines.
NPC launches online tool for PhilHealth data breach detection
by John Marwin Elao - October 14, 2023 - 11:15am
The National Privacy Commission launched the "PhilHealthLeak Search Tool" portal, which allows members of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to determine whether their data was compromised...
Renacimiento Manila: Reviving Manila's soul, one heritage walk at a time
by John Marwin Elao - October 6, 2023 - 10:01am
Amid the bustling modernity that envelopes the city of Manila, there remains a hidden treasure trove of culture and history, waiting to be uncovered. 
Post Malone's Pinoy fans 'better now' after his first Philippine concert
by John Marwin Elao - September 19, 2023 - 11:55am
Post Malone literally ignited his fans' hearts as the tour featured a flamethrower that synced perfectly with the songs from his discography, which included fan favorites and deep cuts alike.
WATCH: 'Lowkey' singer Niki charms Manila at first solo concert
by John Marwin Elao - September 14, 2023 - 4:03pm
Indonesian singer-songwriter Nicole Zefanya, popularly known as Niki, illuminated the hearts of her Filipino fans during the Philippine leg of her "Nicole World Tour 2023."
Filipino Swifties embrace Taylor Sheesh amid Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour' exclusion
by John Marwin Elao - August 12, 2023 - 10:15am
As Filipino Swifties step in to fill the void left by the exclusion from Taylor Swift's tour schedule, we can anticipate more performances from Mac Coronel in various parts of the country, once again embracing her...
Quick Polls: How some Filipinos react to the new PAGCOR logo
by John Marwin Elao - July 15, 2023 - 12:57pm
The new logo of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. unveiled during its 40th anniversary celebration has sparked controversy and raised concerns among netizens.
'Quick Polls': Filipinos' reactions to the new tourism slogan 'Love The Philippines'
by John Marwin Elao - July 11, 2023 - 12:13pm
The rebranded campaign of the country, "Love the Philippines," which replaced the eleven-year-old tourism slogan "It's More Fun in the Philippines," faced backlash after its launch on June 27. How did Filipinos...
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