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Aviation Updates Philippines, shortened to AUP or Aviation Updates PH, is the leading aviation-dedicated news blog in the Philippines with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers. We bring you the latest stories and news snippets as it happens. 

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. 

Be part of our overwhelming fan base composed of aviation enthusiasts like you. Visit us on our website at www.aviationupdatesph.com, and follow us on our social media accounts at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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The AUP Team

SALCEDO, Dirk Andrei — Dirk is an aviation, Formula 1, and tech enthusiast inclined to bring readers up-to-date and relevant aviation stories in the Philippines and worldwide. An avgeek who once only thought of writing aviation stories as a hobby, he is now piloting the leading aviation-dedicated website in the country. With his recognized skills in communication, project planning and implementation, and anything-tech, he serves as the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of AviationUpdatesPH.com since its launch back in 2013.

DIFUNTORUM, Marc Romyel — Marc is an Avgeek (short for Aviation geek) who loves to collect die-cast planes from Phoenix, GeminiJets, and others. He provides the team with edited photos and info-graphics exclusively for AUP. His exceptional skill in editing benefited the team significantly. Currently, he is a goal keeping coach of a football club. He is playing for his team in his current school.

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.

GALGO, Ira Jaidor — Ira is a Jpop Otaku (short for Japanese Pop Music Geek) who loves to listen and to analyze music that comes from Japan. Besides that, he is a member of the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation (VATSIM) as a virtual pilot and a virtual Air Traffic Controller of VATSIM Philippines. In his spare time, he likes to compose music lyrics or listen to music. He also likes to read manga (Japanese Comics), and International aviation articles especially coming from Japan. His goal in life is to become a pilot and a Japanese music composer.

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.