Veejay was amongst seven Filipinos to be accepted in the first Asian documentary workshop of the Angkor photography festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2005.
His project about the lives of former gang members in one of Manila’s dangerous slums, BASECO compound, garnered him the 2008 Ian Parry Scholarship grant in London. He was also a full scholar at the Asian Center for Journalism - Photojournalism program managed by the World Press Photo Foundation in 2007-2008, and the 2nd artist to hold residence in the Crossing Point program in Perpignan, France in 2008. His images have been exhibited in London, Lithuania, Hongkong, Phnom Pehn, France, Japan, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey and Manila. Veejay's continued effort in pursuing in-depth and personal stories has brought him to different parts of the Philippines and Asia..