Patty Taboada is a writer and editor whose works have been published in several publications.
She is best known for her career in lifestyle journalism, from her early days as a marketing writer for the daily newspaper SunStar Cebu, then moving up the ranks from being a senior editorial assistant to features editor and online managing editor for Cebu’s premier lifestyle bible, Zee Lifestyle. In 2021, she will be taking on a new mantle as the editor-in-chief for the Republiq Group of Companies’ upcoming women-centric lifestyle webzine, g.spot.
A self-professed writer-at-heart, Patty originally dreamed of being a book author. Her focus shifted when she developed an interest in campus journalism while she was studying at St. Theresa’s College. She served as editor-in-chief of the school paper The Catalyst while pursuing a degree in Media Communications and joining essay-writing contests on the side.
The rise of blogging culture in the 2000s further provided her with an outlet for her writing. She maintained personal blogs throughout high-school and college, all of which are too embarrassing to be made public now. She was, however, recognized by Candy Magazine as the Blogger of the Month in July 2005.
Following her stint in local media, Patty has pursued several content creation opportunities. She helped develop Primary Homes Inc.’s lifestyle website Silingan, wrote for DG Traveler Magazine, and managed social media and organized events for local businesses through a humble start-up agency, Platform.
She is also known for her advocacy on women empowerment and helped organized The Fair Advantage, a non-profit series of practical self-defense workshops to provide young women with the skills to defend themselves.
With a name built on years of writing, Patty considers herself privileged to have collaborations with esteemed brands such as Sun Prepaid (now Smart Prepaid), KEVLO Skin Clinic, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, and Lazada PH. She is currently managed by BAI Social.
Patty lives in Cebu City, Philippines and has a cute dog, Gryffin. ¶