Iris Gonzales is a Manila-based journalist, writing economic, development and humanitarian stories. At present, she covers the energy sector for The Philippine Star and is a regular blogger for the London-based New Internationalist.
Iris is also the co-author of Inside the Lion’s Den, a reportage book about the Bureau of Customs and the problem of rampant smuggling in the country.
She is also a coffee and Scotch drinker, a barefoot traveler and a collector of memories.
The mobile-addicted Philippiness become one of the most attractive markets for investors in the internet branch: people are glued to their mobile phones, sending text messages to friends, loved ones or officemates, or simply scrolling down their Instagram or Facebook feeds.