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Behavioural insights company Canvas8 expands to the Philippines, announces key staff hires

Gian Japsay - July 5, 2023

Manila, Philippines – Global behavioural insights company Canvas8 has recently expanded its operations to the Philippines, and has named three key staff hires. Therese Reyes takes over as lead editor for the APAC region, while Dren Pavia joins Canvas8 as junior sub-editor, and Gershom Mabaquiao as junior editor. 

In her new role, Reyes will work with specialists, journalists, and analysts to uncover insightful data and transform it into useful output for clients in a range of industries. She has gained experience reporting on a variety of topics, including current affairs, K-pop, international pop culture, life, and mental health, at VICE Asia before joining Canvas8.

Reyes and Mabaquaio will work together to create content about APAC’s cultural insights. Mabaquiao is a nonfiction author and aspiring folklorist. 

Lastly, Pavia has experience as a creative associate and story writer at Star Cinema, and as a script doctor for WeTV. Before switching to feature writing at Canvas8, Dren worked for Koreaboo, a US-based media outlet where he specialised in reporting K-Pop-related news.

Hannah Langton, regional partnerships director at Canvas8, said, “We are delighted to make these key staff hires in Manila, Philippines. Our three new team members have each proven themselves to be highly accomplished in their fields and will be a real asset to Canvas8 as we continue to expand our services across APAC. I’m glad to welcome them on board.”