Real Name: John Paul Egalin Abellera
(Creative Manager, Lecturer, Writer)
Contact Numbers: (63918) 944-7556 / (63917) 575-9712
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ABS-CBN Broadcast Building, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City

Creative Manager
January 5, 2010 – Present

 Handles the story and script development of ongoing and future projects for Star Cinema
2011 – Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak!
2010 – Dalaw, RPG Metanoia, Sa ‘Yo Lamang

 Serves as Creative Consultant for all Star Cinema projects

 Manages the screening, hiring, evaluation and training of Concept Development Group Members

 Co-wrote the screenplay of Hair is your moment (Sunsilk’s Microserye Project) and the story of Sa ‘Yo Lamang

Concept Development Group Management Head and Creative Supervisor for Future Projects
(January 1, 2009 – January 4, 2010)

 Managed the screening, hiring and evaluation of Concept Development Group Members

 Handled the Mainstream Cinema Formation Program of the Concept Development Group

 Headed the story development of future projects for Star Cinema

 Co-wrote the screenplay and served as Creative Supervisor of Villa Estrella and Babe, I Love You

Training Associate (Film)
May 1, 2007 – December 31, 2008

 Planned and implemented the following Star Cinema Training Programs:

 Basic and Advanced Directors Training Program (in coordination with Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute)

 Basic and Advanced Concept Development Group Training Program

 Scriptwriting Course, Production Lecture Series, Production Immersion Program, Mentoring Program, Concept Pitching Workshops

 Producers Training Program

 Crash Course in Scriptwriting

 Booking and Distribution Orientation Workshop

 TV Writers Training Program

 Crash Course in Soap Opera-Writing (in coordination with Ricky Lee)

 Served as Lecturer for Courses in Scriptwriting

 In charge of the administrative functions of Star Cinema’s Production and Creative Training Department

Creative Assistant (Film)
March 25, 2003 – May 31, 2007

 Facilitated the concept and script development, monitored the post-production and co-produced the trailers and teasers of the following Star Cinema projects:
2007 – Agent X44, Paano Kita Iibigin
2006 – Close To You, Pacquiao The Movie, Sukob, Kasal Kasali Kasalo,
2005 – Dreamboy, Nasaan Ka Man, D’ Anothers, Dubai,
2004 -Otso-Otso Pamela-mela-wan, Volta
2003 – My First Romance

 Co-wrote the following Star Cinema projects:
D’ Anothers (Screenplay)
Dubai (Screenplay)
Close To You (Story)
All About Love (Story and Screenplay)
Agent X44 (Screenplay)
Paano Kita Iibigin (Story and Screenplay)

 Co-wrote with Hermoso “Jonjon” Lazaro and Christian Garinganao the song, “Kasalanan ng Kahapon,” which was used in Pacquiao The Movie

 Served as coordinator of the 3rd Star Cinema Scriptwriting Contest

 Facilitated the screening for Concept Development Group Members

Alabang Hills Village, Muntinulpa City

Lecturer (Part-Time) (June 14, 2008 – Present)

 Teaches courses in Introduction to Media Studies, Creative Writing and Scriptwriting


Nicanor Garcia St., Makati City
2009 to 2010

French Language Course

 Finished until Module 3 (total of 72 hours)

Diliman, Quezon City
2007 to 2008

Master of Arts Units in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature

 Enrolled as a special student
 Took up courses in Creative Nonfiction (3 units) and Philippine Literature in English (3 units) under Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Ph. D.

Alabang Hills Village, Muntinlupa City
1998 to 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies

Bachelor of Science in Business Management (Major in Marketing and Sales)

 Has earned 232 units
 Dean’s List (1998 – 2002)
 Top 10 Students of Batch 98 (1998 – 2002)
 St. Bernard of Clairvaux Scholarship Grant Recipient (1999 – 2002)


English Film and Television Screenwriting Seminar
Sponsored by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. and Story Tour Asia
University of the Philippines, Quezon City. May 9-10, 2011

Mind Mapping and Pitching Workshop
Sponsored by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, Quezon City. April 2-9, 2011

For Love of the Word: Workshops on Teaching Philippine Literature in High School and College
Sponsored by The Philippine Center of International PEN
Far Eastern University, Manila. March 25, 2011

Solidarity in Literature without Borders
Sponsored by The Philippine Center of International PEN
Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City. December 4-5, 2010

Lit Out Loud: 1st Manila International Literary Festival
Sponsored by National Book Development Board
Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City. November 18-20, 2010

Lecture on the National Cultural Treasures of Archaeology
Sponsored by The National Museum
The National Museum, Manila. September 2, 2010

Professional Travel Writing Workshop by Kristine D. Fonacier
Sponsored by Filipinas Heritage Library
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City. July 26 – August 5, 2010

Songwriting Workshop
Sponsored by Star Songs, Inc.
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, Quezon City. May 26-27, 2010

Dialogue with Media Practitioners
Sponsored by National Council for Children’s Television and Department of Education
New Horizon Hotel, Mandaluyong City. May 18, 2010

Basic Creative Writing Workshop by Conchitina R. Cruz
Sponsored by Filipinas Heritage Library
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City. November 11 – December 9, 2009

Life Sketches: A Memoir Writing Course by Rosario Cruz-Lucero
Sponsored by Filipinas Heritage Library
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City. July 27 – August 5, 2009

Syd Field’s Screenwriting Masterclass
Sponsored by thinkCreative and Sidetrek Productions
Asian Institute of Management, Makati City. March 14-15, 2009

Lourdes Diaz-Trechuelo, In Memoriam: A Conference on Spanish Colonial Philippines
Sponsored by University of Asia and the Pacific, and Universidad de Cordoba
University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig City. March 11-12, 2009

Foundations of Leadership Excellence Seminar
Sponsored by Organizational Change Consultants International, Inc.
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, Quezon City. November 24-25, 2008

Human Evocative Approach to Training
Sponsored by Benchmark Consulting
Traders Hotel, Manila City. September 10-12, 2008

Coaching & Mentoring Program
Sponsored by ABS-CBN and Benchmark Consulting
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, Quezon City. April 24-25, 2008; May 10-11, 2007

The Art of Magic Workers: Short Story for Children Writing Workshop
Sponsored by Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City. January 12, 2008

Travel In Light – A Travel Writing Workshop by Angela Blardony Ureta
Sponsored by Anvil Publishing Inc. and Powerbooks
Powerbooks – Greenbelt 4, Makati City. April 22, 2006

Scriptwriting Workshop by Armando Lao
Sponsored by Kabayan Central Networks
Mowelfund Film Institute, Quezon City. October 4-26, 2003

Preparing and Delivering High Impact Presentations
Sponsored by Professional Systems Synergy, Inc.
Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, Quezon City. October 13-14, 2003

Earthlink E-Support Training
Sponsored byPeopleSupport Philippines
Philam Life Tower, Makati City. December 29, 2002

Media Mindset 2000: 21st Century Media Professionals
Sponsored by Kalinangan Youth Foundation, Inc.
University of Asia and the Pacific, Mandaluyong City. November 27, 1999

Kasaysayan at Pelikula: Balik-Tanaw Sa Aninong Gumagalaw (Philippine Centennial Film Lecture Series)
Sponsored by Movie Producers and Distributors Association of the Philippines
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. June 15-16, 1998

Scriptwriting Workshop by Nestor Torre, Jr.
Sponsored by Film Development Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
Philippine Information Agency, Quezon City. March 22 – August 29, 1997


Golden Screen Awards
Best Story (Finalist) – “Sa ‘Yo Lamang”
April 2, 2011

Best Story (Nominee) – “Sa ‘Yo Lamang”
March 30, 2011

Catholic Mass Media Awards
Best Short Story – “Bangkang Papel”
Best Short Story (Finalist) – “Words Left Unsaid”
October 29, 2008

What’s Your Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf Story?
People’s Choice Award – “Words Left Unsaid”
Best Short Story (Finalist) – “Words Left Unsaid”
August 15, 2008

Maria Clara Awards
Best Screenplay – “Dubai”
October 13, 2006

Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences
Best Screenplay (Nominee) – “Dubai”
November 12, 2006
Best Story (Nominee) – “Paano Kita Iibigin”
Best Screenplay (Nominee) – “Paano Kita Iibigin”
November 29, 2008

Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc. Songwriting Contest
3rd Place – “Awit ng Pagmamahal”
March 3, 2000



“The Days of Summer”
Sip Magazine: Manila, May 25, 2008
The Manila Times: Manila, April 13, 2003

“Words Left Unsaid”
Sip Magazine: Manila, March 25, 2008

“Bangkang Papel”
The Literary Apprentice Light: Quezon City, December 2006

The Literary Apprentice 2009: Quezon City, December 2009
Kwaderno: Baguio City, January 2009
The Manila Times: Manila, July 20, 2003


“Diva’s Lament”
The Philippine Star: Manila, October 27, 2000

“Mga Pagmumuni-muni sa Bangkang Papel”
The Philippine Star: Manila, October 6, 2000


Production Assistant
“Call for a better world” (Telethon)
ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., Quezon City. December 8, 2002


“Spotlight on Majors”
San Beda College – Alabang, Muntinlupa City. November 29, 2005; January 14, 2008; September 22, 2008; November 23, 2009

“Journalism Metamorphosis”
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Las Pinas City. December 22, 2008

“Lights, Camera, Action! Scriptwriting: Basic Concepts”
De La Salle University – Manila. October 9, 2009

“Independent vs. Mainstream: Defining the Gist of a Filipino Quality Film”
De La Salle University – Canlubang, Laguna. March 8, 2007

“The Scholastican Creative Writing Seminar”
St. Scholastica’s College, Manila. December 16, 2006

“Creative Writing”
St. Mary’s College of Meycauayan, Bulacan. August 26, 2006

“Unang Hirit, Unang Sipat” (A Study Habits and Leadership Seminar)
La Consolacion College – De Paro, Caloocan City. July 6, 2001


1st Catholic Mass Media Awards’ Media Fair
Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. May 3-5, 2001

Blitz Week 2000 – Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Inc.
Christian Habitat Housing Project, Las Piñas City. April 3-8, 2000


The British Council Teachers Club
 Member (2011 – Present)

The Philippine Center of International PEN
 Member (2010 – Present)

Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines
 Member (2005 – Present)

National Book Development Board
 Member-Author (2004 – 2005)

ROTARACT Club of Parañaque West
 President-Elect (2001 – 2002)
 Charter Member (2000 – Present)
 Head, Club Services Committee (2000 – 2001)