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With hundreds of thousands of readers each month, Aviation Updates Philippines, also known as AUP or Aviation Updates PH, is the top aviation-focused news blog in the Philippines. As they happen, we bring you the most recent stories and news tidbits.

Foremost in Aviation News. A team of aviation enthusiasts is wholly committed to delivering on the spot information to fellow geeks, frequent flyers, and the Filipino people. 

Never miss a story. Nationwide coverage with several correspondents in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and other strategic locations will also strive to bring you locally-related headlines. 

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The AUP Team

SALCEDO, Dirk Andrei — Dirk is a tech, Formula 1, and aviation enthusiast who enjoys sharing current, relevant aviation news from the Philippines and around the world. The nation's top aviation-focused website is run by an avgeek who once thought of writing aviation stories only as a hobby. He has been the founder and editor-in-chief of AviationUpdatesPH.com from the website's debut in 2013 thanks to his self-taught skills in communication, project planning and implementation, and anything technological.

Contact Dirk at ✉️ [email protected]

DIFUNTORUM, Marc Romyel — Avgeek (short for aviation geek) Marc enjoys collecting die-cast aircraft made by Phoenix, GeminiJets, and other manufacturers. He offers the team with photos and infographics that have been produced specifically for AUP. His superb editing abilities were a huge asset to the crew. He is currently a goalkeeping coach for a football team. He participates in athletics for his current school's squad.

Contact Marc at ✉️ [email protected]

TUPUE, Francis Dominic — Francis is an avid aviation geek whose love for airplanes began in childhood. As a child, he became fascinated by airplanes flying over his house, located right along the path of the main runway of a busy airport. A writer by profession, Francis mainly writes news articles for AUP. Aside from aviation, Francis is also passionate about traveling and learning about different cultures.

Contact Francis at ✉️ [email protected]

GALGO, Ira Jaidor — Ira is a Jpop Otaku, or Japanese Pop Music Geek, who enjoys listening to and analyzing Japanese music. In addition, he engages in Virtual Air Traffic Simulation (VATSIM) Philippines as a virtual pilot and air traffic controller. He enjoys listening to music and writing lyrics in his free time. Additionally, he enjoys reading international aviation publications, particularly those from Japan, as well as manga (Japanese comics). He aspires to be a pilot and a composer of Japanese music.

Contact Ira at ✉️ [email protected]

CRUZ, Joshua Noelson Santos — Joshua Noelson Santos Cruz is an aviation news writer who is also a plane spotter in Manila. He is an avid avgeek of 3 years. As an avgeek, He also collects diecast aircraft models as his hobby. He is a current admin of the spotting group, Philippine Aviators. Besides aviation, His other interests are the subjects of Science and History.

Contact Joshua at ✉️ [email protected]