My name is Jen, 26 years old, born and raised in the Philippines. I would like to invite you here in my very unique country! I would be very glad to show you what is here in the Philippines that makes us so unique from all countries in Asia or probably all over world. First, you have to meet the people. Of course I will be your first Filipino friend for sure! Then let me show you the capital of the Philippines which is Manila. It's a city that has always been judged by many but like they always say "don't judge a book by its cover". I will let you see and experience what's in Manila that will make you realize "it still has a charm". You need to learn the history of the city, people and what is happening today. After that, we can start exploring other parts of the country (we just have more than 7, 000 islands), know the history, be with locals and learn the different cultures that we have. If you are wondering why "Komusta" sounds so spanish but spelled differently, I will let you know when I see you.
About myself, I graduated last 2012 with Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management in Manila. I became an Accredited National Tour Guide months after I graduated and until now for 6 years, I am proud to be one of the frontliners of Philippines.
I work as a freelance English guide with different travel agencies in Metro Manila and sometimes in other islands, most of the time they hire me for their Foreign Independent Travelers to do private tours in the city, mountains or beach. Sometimes I do tours with big groups, usually for Government events, companies, private schools and international cruise ships that directly hired me. I am also one of the permanent but still a freelance English guide of Sun Cruises Company doing tours in Corregidor Island which highlights WW2 history in the Philippines. It's usually a group tour of joining tourists or military groups from all over the world.
For private bookings from recommendations or loyal tourists, I always hire a private car or van with driver. Same with tourists from Shore Excursions.
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A Recent Review of this guide
We have travelled the world and Mary Jen must certainly be one of the absolute best guides we have ever had! She is charming, knowledgeable, speaks perfect English and caters your tour to whatever your interests. We cannot recommend her more highly and thank Tours By Locals for having such a superb representative in Manila.
Accredited National Tour Guide of the Philippines since 2012 - Freelance English Guide
2018 I.D Number: TRG-NCR-00005059-2018(M)
Freelance English Tour Guide of Sun Cruises Inc. for Corregidor Island since 2013 - War Memorial Guide
*I don't drive, I arrange private car or van with driver
*Some tourist sites has local guides and local transportations that we must hire. They are also accredited by Department of Tourism as a local guide of a village or island.