Marlon Magtira

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Marlon Castillo Magtira is one of the two founders of Newsbytes Philippines (, an online news portal that covers the Philippine science and technology landscape. Marlon Magtira and Melvin Calimag, founders of were former Philippine correspondents for, a global technology news web site of US-based broadsheet, The Washington Post. A former faculty member of the College of Education in the University of the Philippines Diliman, Marlon was engaged with development and design of online portals of a number of Philippine-based print publications, where he also occupied the position of online editor, including the Manila Standard Today, Metropolitan Computer Times, Business Mirror, Philippines Free Press and the Philippines Graphic. Marlon, who also blogs at, is also one of the founding members of Philippine Bloggers Network ( and an officer of I.T. Journalists Association of the Philippines ( He is currently the Chief Information Officer of the Media and Civil Affairs Group of the Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines. He developed the first Philippine Radio Station web site ( with mobile-ready live streaming for DWDD 1134 kHz AM KATROPA Radio (formerly Armed Forces of the Philippines Radio). A faculty member of the AFP Civil Military Operations School, Marlon is a course director and class facilitator for technology-related courses of the said institution.

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