HIS words: “Those who had the sweet misfortune of knowing me for years believe I am gargantuan lump of contradiction fitted in a slight frame of oblique acerbidity. The truth is, I am just some super-corny dude who believes that a truckload of red roses--and a plateful of culinary pleasures--can get me near my Muse. I am primitive as my heart, ordinary as Sunburst laundry detergent, harmless as a shot of cold sake, simple as free couch obtained at Craigslist, cute as a baboon…”
PASCKIE co-edited the Manhattan NY-based Headline Philippines from 1998 to 2001, on and off; and was recently a Contributing Editor for the Southern California/Los Angeles bureau of Philippine News, the oldest nationally-distributed Filipino/Asian-American newspaper in the US.
Before he made the US his adapted home, Pasckie jumpstarted his journalism career as a 14-year old cub reporter for a provincial newspaper, and then apprenticed for the late and revered Filipino journalist-editor Jose Burgos Jr., publisher of We Forum/Malaya, a vanguard in Philippine alternative press in the 1980s. Pasckie was a journeyman writer even before he reached the age of 30—having worked for print, radio, and TV in various capacities, as well as a community organizer/media specialist in coastal villages and farming barrios in the countrysides. He served as media liaison staff for the late president Corazon Aquino’s “good government” commission in late 1980s, and was a member of a consulting team for Philippine presidential candidate Senator (deceased) Raul Roco in the 1990s.
Pasckie Pascua currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.