About Anton Diaz

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Anton worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines for 12+ years, straight out of college, before becoming a full time Online Entrepreneur. He was the Chief Information Officer of Procter & Gamble Philippines when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008. 

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the number #1 food and travel blog in the Philippines with close to 1,000,000 hits in a 1.5 months, 120,000+ followers and 10,200+ readers, and is still growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets in the Philippines” and to inspire Filipinos that living in the Philippines is truly awesome!

He was recognized as Go Negosyo’s Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He was featured in Go Negosyo’s 7th book: “Go Negosyo’s 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs” in 2011. 

Recently, he is the co-founder of the successful weekend markets called Mercato Centrale @ Bonifacio Global City Mezza Norte @ Trinoma, Cucina Andare – the first Food Truck Market, and Levante @ Eastwood City.

Anton Diaz is the Chief Chowzter of Manila at Chowzter.com, which is given to the top food blogger in the city who curates the tastiest feast in Manila since 2013. He is also, voted as a Board Member representing Asia and the rest of the world to the prestigious Professional Travel Bloggers Association in 2014.  

Our Awesome Planet is recognised as one of the Top Travel Blogs in the world — Top 50 by The Expeditioner | Top 50 by TraveloCafe.

Live an Awesome Life,

Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
Call or Text Me: +63917 5683-627 (LOVE-OAP)
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57 thoughts on “About Anton Diaz

  1. hi Sir Anton! it’s nice to learn more about your advocacy to spread the word about internet marketing.. i’ve also heard that you’ll be part of the 2nd PR and Marketing Congress at De La Salle Lipa, so I’m definitely attending! 🙂 Would love to learn about your insights on online marketing soon..

  2. Anton, I finally found your famous blog. Hahaha. Am happy for your success as you took the plunge to be an entrep. Regards to your family. Aba, the last time we went out 1 pa lang yan ngayon 3 na. God bless!

  3. Hi Anton,
    Hope all is well at your side. I’d like to introduce myself.
    Im a food lover just like you guys and I live to eat. I have stayed in Singapore for more than 7 years.
    Hence, the reason I opened a resto located at Podium Ortigas. It’s called Ang Mo Kio, we serve Authentic Singaporean dishes like Laksa, Curry Chicken and etc.
    Our concept is more on Singaporean hawkers foods. We are still on a soft opening mode and we plan to have the Grand Opening on the 18th of Feb.
    But you guys can come and see for yourselves before then. Hope to hear from you guys!!!
    Our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/angmokiofood

  4. Hi Anton,
    Great to see you online! It is just a matter of faster and convenient way to meet people just like you. I had also started doing online development since 2008 and familiarized myself into web development, search engine optimization and many others. Now I’m starting to do some blog site which I could follow you foot steps and success.
    Thank you for your examples.

  5. I hope that you’ll also blog about business tips like how to start a small business. I’m really tired of being an employee so I really want to start my own business.

  6. Great. I’m excited to read your blog and I’ll make sure that I’ll really try my best to learn from it. I’m tired of waking up every 4AM 5 days a week. LOL.

  7. Hello,
    Your time is valuable so I’ll be quick and to the point…
    I came across your site at https://awesome.blog and I see that you’re running Google AdSense ads on your site. Would you be interested in adding an additional income stream to your site?
    I run a performance-based ad agency and I specialize in helping people like you increase their revenues with highly-targeted advertisements that you can add to your site and/or to the emails you send to your opt-in list.
    Did you know that with Google AdSense you’re only receiving about 2/3rds of what the advertisers are paying Google? I can help you work with advertisers in a more direct way, and make a lot more money.
    (But don’t worry – I do all of the work so it won’t take up any of your time.)
    I don’t get paid if I can’t help you make more money – so it’s all on me. And I can help you do this in a way that won’t affect your current AdSense earnings, so you risk nothing.
    If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll provide a custom proposal for you and your site.

  8. A good day to you sir!
    I’m Earl Ganuelas, a 3rd year entrepreneurship student from De La Salle University. I am commenting to humbly ask for your help. My friends and I are currently writing a business plan that we hope to actualize this October. It is a major requirement for our degree. In lieu of the statistical data requirements for our paper,I wish to ask you a question, the answer of which is a dire need of my group and I.
    Is there by any chance that you could provide an estimate of the number of people who visit Mercato Centrale and Midnight Mercato during peak days? My group and I sincerely believe that we could credibly quote you on this.
    Thank you very much sir! More power to all your endeavors!

  9. Dear
    Warmest greetings from The Imperial Palace Suites!
    We are cordially inviting you for a Press Launch for the contract signing of the new guest chef of the hotel, Chef Sau Del Rosario.
    Please see below for the full details of the event:
    Date: 11 August 2012
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Venue: Emperor 2 function room
    Penthouse level, The Imperial Palace Suites
    Timog corner Tomas Morato Aves., Quezon City
    Kindly confirm your presence on or before 09 August 2012.
    For further information please call 632-927-8001 to 05 and ask to be connected to the Sales and Marketing Department.
    Thank you very much and we look forward to see you!
    Best regards,

  10. Hi! Burger project Taft is now open. I’d like to invite you over next weekend Saturday for our opening to bloggers! Contact me 09173277051 if you’re game 🙂

  11. Good day Sir!
    The senior Tourism Management students of Block – C from St. Paul University, Quezon City are writing to you for the purpose of seeking assistance in conducting a convention entitled “Is it really more fun in the Philippines?” This convention is in line with our academic requirement for the subject on Meetings, Incentive Travel, Convention and Exhibitions or simply dubbed as MICE. The event will be held on the 5th of October 2012, from 1:00 to 5:00 at the JBR theater of St. Paul University Quezon City. Tickets are priced at P350 and include food and souvenirs.
    The convention’s main concern is to answer affirmatively the abovementioned query by showcasing the distinct characteristics of the Philippines in terms of festivals, native cuisines, attractions, and as a convention venue. Prominent individuals from the tourism industry shall be invited and it is also expected to be attended by other stakeholders from the travel sector and students from other universities. All in all, around 500 people are expected to be part of the audience. Thus, this convention shall serve as a good opportunity for you to hear and witness the wonderful speeches of prominent individuals from the tourism industry and it would be a good addition to your website or online blog. We would also really appreciate it if you will be able to help us spread the word about the said event.
    Thank you very much and more power to you.
    Sincerely yours,
    Ma. Antonette Escara
    Event Manager

  12. Hello, I just discovered your website cos someone RT your ”indonensian breakfast”.
    Now in Spain it’s to late, but I will visit your post, sounds interesting, I really love Asia, I hope to live there in future, I’ve been in China, Malaysia and Singapore.
    Also, it’s nice your surname, ”spanish heritage” , Im from Spain, and my travel blog it’s in spanish, but someday I should write in english.
    Now you have one follower more.
    Jesús Martínez
    @vero4travel (Twitter)

  13. Hi Anton. I’m Christina, a friend of mine gave me your blogsite. Nice site you have here. I just want to ask if I may offer you a work. I’m part of a production team (quite confidential to tell here):) and we are looking for bloggers to be part of our online creative team. Our director assigned me to do this task of finding good bloggers and saw that you have the potential. You don’t have to worry if you are currently employed right now because you can work for us even as a freelancer. Of course you will receive a talent fee for the blogs that you will do. Anyway, a meeting will be set together with direk so that everything will be formal and all questions and concerns can be raised there. If you are interested, feel free to contact me at 09064243783. I already got your number from here. The meeting will be set next week as long as I complete the list of bloggers soon. Please contact me as soon as you read this. Will also txt u po tomorrow. Thank you 🙂

  14. Hi Sir Anton,
    I just want to say that I really really like your blog! It’s really AWESOME:D
    Mula ng mapunta ako dito sa blog mo, nag decide na akong bumili ng domain at mag-start ng sariling blog. Subrang na-inspired mo ako bro. and I’ll say THANK YOU! for that.
    Now, I am excited to resign in my current job and to work in my computer:D
    No joke bro, How much do you earn per day? (answer is optional)
    anyway I want to share my blog and please tell me if may kailangan akong bagohin;D Here’s the link: http://www.juandelacruzblog.com/
    Thanks! and Happy Blogging!

  15. Wow! Ang dami mo na napuntahan. This blog is so inspiring because it’s about living this life through new experiences. I hope to check out some places here soon 🙂

  16. Hi Sir Anton. I would just like to ask you about food trucks because we have our final thesis and we’re planning to have a food truck. I mean not a real food truck. Just for our thesis proposal. I want to ask if what are the requirements for the food truck. Like what permits? Is there a food truck association here in the Philippines? I hope you answer me because I want to have a good grade for my last thesis. I want it to be awesome. 😀

  17. Thank your answering Sir Anton. Where can we contact Sir Lyle? And where is the food truck market located?

  18. Hi Mr. Anton Diaz,
    Happy new year!
    I’m Ainee and I’m a producer for a production agency. I’m writing to you as we would like to feature you in an Asian food channel — to simply share with us what your favorite dish is and where we can find it. Would you be interested at all? If so, may I ask for your email address so I can send you the details.
    Hoping for your favorable response.
    Thank you and have a good day!
    Kind regards,

  19. Dear Anton,
    We are putting together a preview for Madrid Fusion Manila on Travel Time. We are featuring Myrna Segismundo and Gaita Fores as well as a few others.
    I was wondering if we could use a video you uploaded on YouTube for Myrna’s segment? We will give you full credit in the show, of course. Please do let me know if that is possible.
    Thank you,

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