Ada Pelonia is a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism undergraduate at the University of Santo Tomas–Manila, covering stories about mental health, LGBTQIA, and literature, among others. She is currently working as a stories writer at TomasinoWeb, the official digital media organization of the University of Santo Tomas, with bylines in Philippine Daily Inquirer, CandyMag, and The Walled City Journal.

Her literary works have been published in national and international magazines, both online and print, such as Philippines Graphic, Dapitan, The Brown Orient, 101 Words, The Magnolia Review, and Variety Pack where her flash fiction 'Prom Date' was nominated for Best Microfiction 2021. She was a poetry fellow for Varistarian's 35th Creative Writing Workshop and wrote scripts for Tiger Media Network, the official broadcasting arm of the University of Santo Tomas.

When she's not writing, she can be found drinking a cup of tea on her favorite sofa during a rainy day or wandering around museums either searching for inspirations or looking at the paintings as if they can speak to her. 

On Thinking Critically In Randy Ribay’s “Patron Saints Of Nothing”

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay cries for the lives lost without due process because of President Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ and confronts the dominating ideology of poor people instantly being considered the culprits of drug-pushing and drug use. Jay Reguero doesn’t exactly have his career path mapped out for him but plays along with what he thinks would be the best choice: go to the University of Michigan and change his major along the way while planning to play video games for the last

The Value of Money in Matrimony as Seen in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

In Sense and Sensibility and among other works of Jane Austen, marriage is either considered for love or financial reasons. Lucky are those who have the best of both worlds like Elizabeth and Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. He chose to be with Miss Sophia Grey with fifty thousand pounds — a choice between that or nothing at all. What struck me in reading Sense and Sensibility is how money matters just as much as love does. Oftentimes it shows money bearing a matter of much significance t