Arturo B. del Ayre, a.k.a. ABdA, is a registered Electrical Engineer by profession, a writer by avocation, a philatelist by passion.
He is also the webmaster of ABDA's Philippine Philatelic Website, wrote a series of Introduction to Philately articles for The Hobbyist, a Philippine-based magazine on hobbies.
Rey Adel, a pseudonym , is the writer alter-ego of ABdA. He was the Editor-in-Chief of a university student publication, The Bicol Universitarian, during his collegiate years at Bicol University, Legazpi City, Philippines. Employed as a supervisor in a local steel mill in Iligan City, Philippines, he continued to write feature articles, news, and dabbled in prose and poetry. Furthermore, he also volunteered to the GeoCities as a Community Leader and edited the Tokyo e-zine.