Ren Aguila is a writer and a web content manager for a small directory website. He worked for a Quezon City-based creative content outsourcing firm as a writer and editor until late last year. He briefly worked with a short-lived start-up firm in 2014. He was acting executive director of the Asia Christian Art Association from December 2011 to June 2012. Prior to that, he worked for the Philippine Bible Society and the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture. He has also been an English-language trainer at goFluent Philippines (formerly iTi Consulting), a lecturer at St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary (Episcopal), and a graduate assistant at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he completed his studies in psychology and philosophy. He has also studied at the University of the Philippines (creative writing) and took some theological coursework at the Maryhill School of Theology in Quezon City.
In late 2009, Ren began contributing for the Philippine Online Chronicles, writing for its Metakritiko section. Some of his articles can be found here. From 2011 to 2015, he was a contributor for GMA News Online. His first piece for the network can be read here. Apart from these two outlets, he has written for several online and offline media outlets, including Spot.ph, Inquirer Red, Art+ Philippines, and Vandals on the Wall.
His writing interests cover visual arts, music, film, culture, philosophy, religion, and (until a few years back) politics.
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