Lorela U. Sandoval is a freelance journalist from the Philippines. She wrote stories for various beats in local and foreign publications but ended up loving the safety and security beat more, in which she covers disaster, crime, conflict, terrorism, drug war, and other intersecting issues. She also is a news fixer to foreign journalists, photographers, and TV production companies wanting to cover stories or shoot documentaries in the Philippines, particularly assisting in research, translation, logistics, and securing source interviews. Her professional profile can be viewed at https://lorelasandoval.com