Juan Raphael Perez

Creative Writer


Hello! I am Raffy, a Manila-based creative writer. I was a former campus journalist and book blogger who is now delving deeper into human interest and poetry. I also contribute to When In Manila.

My experience in blogging introduced me to copywriting and SEO, which, coupled with the habit of writing poetry, led me to self-publish my first zine, How It Should Have Ended. It is a collection of short stories and poetry revolving around the concept of endings.

I am also a social media enthusiast, public speaker, and youth and LGBT advocate all on the side.


Journalistic Articles

When In Manila
LOOK: Thailand's Full Moon Party Makes Its Way to BGC Every Month

We know the drill. Wake up. Work. Eat. Work again. Sleep. Repeat. This cycle is endless. It encompasses different walks of life, regardless if you're a student, an employee, an entrepreneur, or whatnot. While productivity is an asset that will surely help...

When In Manila
11th West Barbers: Your New Go-To Barbershop in the North

Words by Raffy Perez / Photos by Jezreel Colangoy MEN. We know you. You are sleek, stylish, tinged with a flair of uniqueness. We know that the hustle of life often renders you unable to prioritize an important aspect of your personality: self-care. Many...


PGH Human Spirit Project
The Persistence of Our Memories

The essay I contributed to the PGH Human Spirit Project, a publication of the Philippine General Hospital memorializing narratives in healthcare brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.facebook.com/pghhsp

Other writing samples

Sample - Academic Writing

A writing sample of a short academic essay about consumer genomics and genetics.

Eccentric Everything - Personal Blog
Sample - Blog Writing

A recap of the first event I ever organized, in partnership with multiple publishers such as Penguin Books

Eccentric Everything - Personal Blog
Sample - Blog Writing

A book review of The Summer That Melted Everything, the first adult fiction novel I received as an e-Advanced Readers' Copy.