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Anthony Siglos Allada hails from Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.

Although he was born in the hometown of his father Willy Berina Allada in Surallah, South Cotabato, he spent his childhood days in Magsaysay, the hometown of his mother Antonia, where he took his elementary and secondary education.

Dreaming to become a priest, he entered the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary in Catalunan Grande, Davao City.

But after finishing his AB-Philosophy course in five years time, he decided to quit and work. While searching for a job in Davao City, he learned that the editor-in-chief of Mindanao Times at that time was Eduardo “Ed” Fernandez (now a College Professor and a Columnist), a former brother of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whom he knew when he conducted a journalism seminar with the seminary publication staff where he was the news editor at that time.

He tried his luck there and was luckily hired. That was September 1998. He trained hard to become a staff writer, and later became a senior reporter.

While working in Mindanao Times, he also regularly writes with the Philippine News Agency. In 2001, he was taken in as one of the Mindanao correspondents of the Philippine Daily Inquirer until 2006.

After the 2007 elections, he was hired by Davao City Councilor Edgar Ramos Ibuyan as his executive assistant where he is in charge of the office communications, drafting of ordinances and resolutions, among others. He resigned in December 2008.

It was in October 2007 that he partnered with Mr. Esperidion “Jun” Tagabunlang to publish a monthly profile news magazine, hence the birth of the Mindanao Newsmakers.

He already featured a lot of personalities for the past years and he continues to do so.


One response to this post.

  1. gamaya sa pic oy whew


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