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Jamal Ashley Abbas is a freelance writer since 1998, former columnist and Managing Editor of Mr. & Ms. Magazine, awardee of the prestigious Manila Rotary Club Journalism Awards in 2001, Media Studies specialist, former lecturer at the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication (Communication Studies and Film Studies) and Kalayaan College (Communication and Journalism). He teaches Communication courses in both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Comm. Dept.. He also teaches Communication and English courses at the FEATI University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He gives seminars / workshops on English, Communication, Media Studies and Film in various academic and professional venues.
He has vast and varied academic and work experience. He was a business entrepreneur, a capital markets executive, a licensed real estate broker, Head Executive Assistant and Manager of the Energy Research Dept. at the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC). He was a consultant at the Presidential Commission Urban Poor (PCUP), Presidential Commission for Good Government (PCGG), Office of the Presidential Adviser for Climate Change (OPACC) and Office of the Vice President (Laurel), among others. As part of his government service, he was also a Professional Associate at the East-West Center, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA.
He is a social media manager, taking care of several blogs and FB pages including his “flagship” blog, Postprandial Musings, 2.0 @ jamalashley.com and the blogs of the Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) and Astrology Friends Philippines.
He finished his M.A. in Media Studies (Film major, Journalism minor) from the country’s “national university”, University of the Philippines (U.P.). He was the top of his class (GPA of 1.0 = equivalent to 4.0 in the US) and won the Best M.A. Thesis of the College. He was also the President of the CMC Graduate Students’ Association for two years. He is the first Filipino to graduate with an M.A. Media Studies degree from U.P.
He did graduate studies in Business Economics — Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP), the flagship project of the University of Asia and the Pacific, a top Catholic institution known for its economic researches / studies.
His undergraduate degree is in Petroleum Engineering (B.Sc. Pet. Eng.) from the top university in the Middle East, according to world university rankings. He is the first Filipino petroleum engineer. He did his practicum at the Clausthal Institute of Technology in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. He went on study tours in Germany, Mexico and Algeria.
He also has Diplome in French Language from Alliance Francaise. He attended classes in Paris and Manila.
He was born in 01 Dec. in Davao City, Philippines. Dickens, Kafka, Hesse and Dostoievsky rank among his favorite writers. Among contemporary authors, he prefers Mailer, Capote, Vidal and Irving. He also dabbles in short-story writing as well as playwriting. He is also a film buff. Truffaut, Buñuel, Resnais, Bergman, Kubrick , Kurosawa, Bertolucci, Figgis, Greenaway, and Almodovar are among his favorite film directors. He is a “’netizen”. He develops and maintain several websites and newsgroups in the World Wide Web. And he loves traveling. He has been to Brunei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Algeria, U.S.A. and Mexico.
Jamal Ashley does academic, technical and journalistic writing. He writes for various publications and does editorial consultancy, proofreading, editing and ghostwriting. He is also a writing coach.
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