Spotlight: John Louie S. Netro

John Louie Netro is a member of Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Philweavers , Tuklas Sinning and Aap. His website, Superluwi.com, also a finalist to the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Personal category, is basically his own persona that shows the toughness of being a Filipino. He believes that being a Filipino is already an achievement whoever you are whatever you are.

Louie was raised in rural farming town of Isabela and proud of being a “probinsyano”.
He spent a lot of drawing in his childhood and tries to learn and appreciate the good things in everyday life. He considers himself a happy person and loves everything – the colors, sceneries and life. Ever since, he always wanted to do something artistic in his life so he studied fine arts. He believes that life is like an empty canvas and we are the artists of your own lives.

Aside from his parents and friends, he gets his inspiration through the process of communication like joining art organizations, or even by simply reading magazines, chatting with friends and surfing the internet. But mostly, he gets inspired by observing his immediate environment.

Right now, he is currently working as an e-learning developer in Cypress Semiconductor based in Fort Boni. He also manages a small business, i.e., breeding/selling goats in their province. He also have a children’s book coming out early next year.

Spotlight: Oliver Ryan Alaiza

Oliver Ryan Alaiza or Joey is a freelance web designer and manages his own computer café, “Javahive”, which is located at Lagro, Novaliches QC. He received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at AMA Computer University and then worked as an Adobe Flash / Photoshop professor in a digital arts school in Makati.

His first major website:Joeyalaiza.com, a finalist in the 9th Philippine Web Awards under the Personal category, is a peek of Joey’s private life and his first hand knowledge about his generation, social growth and constant development in technology.

His passion for digital arts started during his high school days which led him to design his first website solely dedicated to his friends. It was in college where he realized that he wanted to pursue a career in graphic arts that he devoted his time to self-study adobe flash, photoshop, etc. Further more, he attended a crash course in 3D modeling and animation at Microcadd Technologies.

He considers his college thesis, “Save the Earthlings” as his best achievement which obtain him the Best Thesis Award.

Aside from being a web designer, he is currently taking pleasure in mountain climbing and a proud member of LMT Exploration Society. He is now fond of photography and aspires to become a known photographer someday.

Know more about him by visiting his website, JoeyAlaiza.com

Spotlight: RJ Yu

Rj Yu is a junior student at the Ateneo de Manila University majoring in Computer Science. He has a knack for both programming and design, often integrating both in his various projects.

He has been using Flash for web development since he first discovered it, and has fallen in love with the software ever since it’s widespread acceptance. His blog, orangelover.net, also a finalist in the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Blogs category, is a glimpse of Rj’s normal life and experiences with his God, his family and friends, popular culture and the technology around him that is constantly changing.

He is still currently learning a lot in the fields of programming and design, knowing his quench for knowledge will never end. He is currently working in various projects, both in and out of the web. Aside from IT related projects, he helps out in his local Church.

Know more about him by visiting his blog, The Orangelover.