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Myrna Velasco

Book Author and Energy Journalist

Myrna M. Velasco is an award-winning Business Journalist and an author of specialized energy books. She writes for the Manila Bulletin and has also contributed articles to Forbes Philippines Magazine and a contributing writer to Natural Gas World, a North American publication focusing on the global oil and gas industry.

Among the awards conferred her are the ASEAN-wide Green Technology Journalism Awards; Henry Ford Journalism Awards (Best Feature Story); and Citibank Pan Pacific Journalism Awards (Philippines).  She authored two books on energy: “Surviving A Power Crisis: The Philippine Experience”; and the “Energy Guidebook For the Philippine Media”; and has co-authored a book chapter on: “Crafting Energy Policies With the Next Generation in Mind”; jointly published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications. 

She’s a former fellow at an ASEAN Fellowship Program sponsored by the Government of Japan and the Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association; and also a fellow at the International Press Center in Tokyo, Japan.

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