Grit PH is a project venture of Avaris IO, a Philippine-based digital marketing agency helping several Fortune/Inc. 500 brands and some of the world’s most highly-valued startups improve their web presence, traffic, and revenue.

Our mission is simple – to make “success” accessible to every Filipino. 

Our office is at:

47 East, Solana Suites
#47 Estaban Abada street, Brgy. Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108

Meet The Team

Jason Acidre
Publisher

Jason Acidre is the Co-founder at Avaris, a digital marketing agency specializing in SEO, Content Marketing and Link Building. He’s also the author of Kaiserthesage – where he mostly writes about practical SEO strategies.


Bingo Ventura
Managing Editor

Bingo Ventura is the Managing Director at Notimpo – a content-driven SEO agency based in Manila. He’s also an Editor of a New York-based news site that has about 40 million visitors a month.


JP Prieto
Co-founder

JP is the Co-founder and COO of Avaris.


Lauren Villarama
Senior Editor

Lauren is Editor Emeritus of Ventura Consultancy, among other things. (When she’s not sketching, writing, or taking pictures.)


Mark Dela Cruz
Digital PR / Business Columnist

Mark Dela Cruz has been a music arranger, composer, tailor, theatre actor, a professional voice actor for advertisements and a business school graduate. He has climbed the mounting expectations of his parents, survived a bicycle collision, spent Saturdays learning Nihonggo, fed his cat and lived in a warmly lit cave during typhoon seasons.

He and his cat share their home in the suburbs of Quezon city raising 3 beautiful guitars and a drumset, educating them with rock and good old organic songwriting. More information can be found on his social media accounts.


Michie Victoriano
Research / Analyst

Michie is our resident Marketing Research and Analyst, with more than 7 years experience in Marketing, Research, Analytics and Online Marketing; and 2 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization.

Enjoys playing video games, basketball and loves coffee too much.


Aaron Chichioco
Digital PR / Business Columnist

Aaron Chichioco is a technical writer and digital marketing specialist. He has a vast experience in managing and overseeing daily operations of several online businesses since 2011. He is currently employed with Avaris (formerly Xight Interactive Asia) under the leadership & supervision of Mr. Jason Acidre. You can follow Aaron on twitter at @Aaron_Chichioco


Amiel Pineda
Business & Finance Columnist

Amiel escaped from the shackles of BPO life and now pursues his dream of writing full time. An avid reader, he shares his learnings and notes from his favorite books on this site: Minute to Read It


Jolina Landicho
Content Coordinator / Digital PR

Jolina Landicho is a marketing strategist working with various brands online. She is devoted to helping businesses bridge relationship gaps by providing in-depth, actionable advice on online marketing, business development, and growth hacking. Follow her on Twitter!


Naida Alabata
Content Marketing Specialist / Digital PR

Naida Alabata is a Junior Content Marketing Specialist at Avaris and opts to share her expertise in business and entrepreneurship, branding, and digital marketing. She has a vast experience in being an entrepreneur and a marketer, as she has managed and promoted her co-owned business with her colleagues.


Venus Zoleta
Business & Personal Finance Columnist

Venus Zoleta is an experienced writer and editor, specializing in personal finance and digital marketing. Hoping to retire early, she started investing and bought a home in her early 20s. This crazy cat mom eats ramen like there’s no tomorrow. Stalk her on LinkedIn.


Katrina Guevarra
Personal  Development Columnist

Katrina Guevarra has been writing content for the web for several years now. Naturally curious, she finds fulfillment writing about research-heavy topics like digital marketing, and has dabbled in personal finance as well. A self-confessed personal development junkie, she enjoys trying out different fitness and lifestyle trends. Connect with her via Linkedin.


Beam Araneta
Visual Content

Graphic designer, photographer and a musician by heart.