Team Summit Express: The Authors

Welcome to The Summit Express, a reliable online news portal in the Philippines!
Team Summit Express: The Authors
The Summit Express ( is one of the top news and media sites in the country in terms of traffic and engagement, according to the November 2023 data from web traffic analytics provider Similarweb.

With the strong presence on Google and social media, The Summit Express was ranked as No. 7 news and media site in the Philippines, joining mainstream news websites in the Top 10 list.

Read: The Summit Express is no. 7 PH news site — Similarweb

This news website aims for uncompromised journalism to deliver the freshest and most relevant stories for the Filipinos worldwide.

Meet our writers and the people behind this site:

1. John Eagle – Editor/Admin

Administrator and founder of The Summit Express. He is a licensed Electronics and Communications Engineer (ECE) and currently working in one of the country's largest companies. He is a social media addict and lives on the internet. He writes about the latest news on technology, entertainment, weather, events, politics and various bulletins.

2. Mini Malabanan  nation, feature, trending and viral news writer

A work-from-home mom based in Laguna, Mini discovered her passion in writing almost 20 years ago. More than writing, the 30-something writer enjoys cleaning up the mess of her adorable kids, Teo and Yanna, as well as her husband, Aj.

3. Joey Boy Capos – sports writer

When away from his laptop, Joey loves spending his extra time in the kitchen. He wrote his first fantasy novel at the age of 20. But until today, it remains unpublished. Joey is a semi-professional benchwarmer and being paid to do high fives and chest bumps to his teammates.

4. Michael Santiago  politics and editorial writer

Michael is a graduate of Media Studies from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. He has been writing socio-political news and editorial articles for The Summit Express since 2014.​

5. Ana Dumaraog (ALD) – movie reviews, entertainment news writer

Accidental geek but perpetually curious, Ana rekindled her love for writing several years back and brilliantly married it with everything pop culture. The result is a passionate young writer who could ramble (and of course pen) about films and series multiple hours a day.

6. Sally Mae Echavez  feature, trending and viral news writer

Sally Mae is a writer by day and a reader by night. After working in the corporate world for a decade, she finally let loose and followed her passion. She has been writing for a few news and social media websites.

7. Joy Adalia – trending and viral news writer

Joy is a licensed chemist who left the lab for love, choosing to raise a family instead of working in a regular job. She found her passion in writing and has become a freelance writer since 2009. She loves the idea that she gets to earn in her freelance jobs without hampering her role as wife to her jail officer hubby and mother to their two young kids.

8. Noel Ed Richards – feature, showbiz and social news writer

Noel Ed Richards is a licensed professional teacher (LPT) and is currently the assistant editor at a prestigious newspaper and media company in the Philippines. He is also a college instructor at a private and state university. He specializes in writing feature, showbiz, and social news articles, in addition to being a writer of various literary genres such as short stories, poems, essays, and novels. He is also a textbook writer in the academy.

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