portraitMy name is Al. Since 2007, I have been working as an assistant professor for the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) in the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).

For almost as long, I have also acted as an IT manager, and am now currently  carrying the official title of Director for UPOU’s ICT Development Office. From 2007 to 2014, I chaired the Diploma in Computer Science program. I was reassigned to the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies program immediately after and still hold the responsibility today.

I consider myself as a generalist deeply interested in bridging ecology, information and communication technology, agriculture and community building. So far, I have earned degrees in in Agriculture, Computer Science and Environmental Science at UP Los Baños. This was a long time to be a full-time student. Thankfully, I took on odd things to do here and there, to lessen the time wasted and earn a little money. The longest connection I maintained was with PinoyPC, a Filipino online community of technology enthusiasts. In addition to being a member and administrator in the forums, I served as a writer and editor of online articles, back when we were active at it.

When work is out of the way, I moonlight as an amateur photographer, a musician, and yes, even a new media artist. I have been a computer gamer since I was six years old. While my time with high school and college athletics are long behind me, I remain fascinated with sports. On the other hand, when does work get out of the way?



Al Librero