Mikael Angelo Francisco

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University Of The Philippines Diliman
Marvel Comics, DC Comics, '90s Cartoons
  • Mikael received a Merit Award for science writing from the Singapore-based publication Asian Scientist in 2017, and in 2018, the Philippine government's Department of Science and Technology recognized him as the country's top online science journalist.
  • He co-authored books about media literacy and Filipino scientists, and wrote a book about science trivia.
  • Mikael also wrote comic book and movie reviews for various Philippine-based pop culture websites from 2011 to 2019, and co-founded WebsPinas, a website dedicated to Spider-Man news (which eventually made the move to social media in the form of a fan page), in 2014.


Mikael Angelo S. Francisco is a multi-awarded science journalist and author based in the Philippines. Over the past decade, he has written about science and pop culture for different local and international websites, including major Philippine news websites GMA News Online and ABS-CBN News. He is also the editor-in-chief of FlipScience.ph, a Philippines-focused science news and features website he co-founded in 2017.


Mikael graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research from the University of the Philippines Diliman. The course helped him hone his writing and research skills.