I’m Jared Formalejo. I’m a disability advocate with firsthand experience of what it’s like to live with a chronic illness.
I have both hemophilia and a seizure disorder, although I am not defined by these “limitations”. I’d like to think of myself as a gentle-hearted person with a deep desire to help others.
Though by craft I’m an entrepreneur, creative and content developer, my heart and energy is directed towards being a good father and husband for my family—which is my primary source of inspiration.
BS Management Major in Communications Technology Management, Minor in Enterprise Development
Ateneo De Manila University | 2011-2015
Out of the Office
Disability Advocate, Entrepreneur, Instructional Designer, Writer, Father and Husband
(updated March 2023)
Publicity For Good
Content Developer and Team Leader | 2022-Present
I work as a content developer and team head for Publicity For Good, America’s top agency for socially driven CPG brands. I do research on the fields of PR, business, corporate social responsibility, advocacy, communications and marketing; and use the information I find to construct blog articles for the company. I also write news releases and plan messaging strategies for Publicity For Good’s clients that help steer the direction of their PR campaigns. As a team leader, I manage a team of writers and have held interviews for writing applicants for the company. I also involve myself in the company’s strategic planning and marketing.
BubblyPet | A Better Florist | Buildzoom
Ghostwriter | 2022
I’ve served as a ghostwriter for the websites of multiple clients. I’ve written SEO-friendly blog articles, listicles and cost guides about a variety of topics including construction, contracting, pets, pet breeds and pet care as well as top 10 lists about various businesses in Winnipeg, Canada. I used SurferSEO as my primary SEO tool and Google Docs as my primary tool for writing.
Borealis Crystals (JaCza Handicrafts Trading)
Co-Owner | 2018-Present (On Hiatus)
Borealis Crystals is my wife and I’s entrepreneurial venture into the jewelry industry. Being a couple managed store, we are responsible for all facets of the business, including but not limited to administrative work, operations management, marketing, communications, content development, project management and social media management. Much of our experience as jewellers came from more seasoned individuals in the craft who were able to guide us through the nuances of the industry.
Hemophilia Philippines (HAPLOS Community) Foundation Inc.
Youth Member | 2016-Present
I participated in several youth leadership programs and training sessions. I was also sent as the Philippine delegate for the 2016 World Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia where I met many other youth leaders afflicted with the bleedings disorder, as well as doctors and professionals involved in the hemophilia community. I, along with a team of fellow hemophiliacs organize events for the foundation’s members—most notably its Youth Summer Camp and regular get-togethers. I also serve as a moderator and swim instructor during such events. We are also tasked to engage in advocacy work for the organization and spread hemophilia and bleeding disorder awareness (which this website is a part of). I am also the main developer of the organization’s official newsletter, the Hemophilink (refer to an early issue in my InDesign page).
Hemophilia News Today (BioNews Services, LLC)
Columnist | 2018-2020
I wrote about my personal experiences, struggles and reflections as a hemophiliac under my column, The “I” in Hemophilia. My column focuses on hemophilia management, mental health issues faced by people with chronic illnesses, and being a father and husband with a disability. Columns written for Hemophilia News Today typically consist of 400-800 word articles of well researched material that need to be submitted and reviewed by our superiors for approval
Alchemy Education Solutions
Program Developer | 2017-2019
I can atttribute much of my growth as a writer, researcher and instructional designer with my time working for Alchemy Educations Solutions. I served as one of the developers of its teacher training and empowerment program that the company calls the Educator Empowerment Program. As such, I’m responsible for the creation of several of the program’s lessons.
My foci for research included pedagogical methods, motivational psychology, child psychology, early childhood education, adult education and academics. I was responsible for developing the program’s Science, Math, Early Childhood and School Health lessons as well as a multi-topic segment called Interesting Lessons Around The World which dealt with modern trends in education and teaching. Bulk of my writing focused on the latter where I improved upon the original intention of the section by giving it an overarching theme of holistic education for students and teachers. All research done for the content was done online and the resources we used were from general education websites and peer-reviewed science and education journals.
Today, the program is being implemented in a number of Philippine public schools and has been showing great promise to solve the Philippine’s public education crisis by giving teachers the tools and knowledge necessary to teach more effectively.
JG Manpower Services
Account Manager | 2015-2016
I was tasked to oversee and record data and transactions made between the agency and one of its clients. I also helped improve the agency’s data management system using formulas I made in Microsoft Excel during my spare time in the office.