Alexa Villano

alexa.villano@rappler.com

Alexa started her career in journalism working with GMA News as part of the news monitor team in 2005. After two years, she moved to Philstar.com in 2007, where she trained as an online reporter. In 2009, she moved to the sister company Philippine Star, where she continued to train as an editorial assistant and reporter. After years in the newspaper business, Alexa tried her luck working for a health magazine, and also contributed to entertainment and lifestyle publications.

Alexa graduated in 2005 with a Communication Arts degree from Miriam College. She was a reporter and Features Editor for the school publication Chi-Rho for 3 years. She was also a student correspondent for ABS-CBN Publishing's Chalk Magazine.

In 2011, she flew to Korea as one of the fellows under the LG Sangnam Press Foundation, where she took part in learning about Korean media at Seoul National University.

As Rappler’s Lifestyle and Entertainment reporter, Alexa covers local entertainment news, spanning a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows. Alexa loves reading books and magazines and baking. As someone who loves the performing arts, Alexa is into dancing singing and writing songs when she has the time.

Aug 2017
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 12:29pm, Aug 10, 2017
WinWyn Marquez's family, Mark Herras support her bid for Miss World PH

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Teresita Ssen "WinWyn" Marquez has her loved ones' support as she tries to win another crown two years after competing in Binibining Pilipinas. WinWyn is one of the 35 ...


MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES 08:26pm, Aug 07, 2017
IN PHOTOS: Meet the 35 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The 35 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2017 were presented to the media on Monday, August 7, at the New World Hotel in Makati. Among the ladies who got loud cheers were ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 04:46pm, Aug 02, 2017
John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah G talk lessons in honesty in 'Finally Found Someone'

MANILA, Philippines – For Finally Found Someone stars John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo, honesty plays a big role in any relationship – it was a subject that the onscreen couple tackled in the ...


ARTS & CULTURE 03:34pm, Aug 01, 2017
Nominations for National Artists 2018 start; Nora Aunor automatically listed

MANILA, Philippines – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) opened on Tuesday, August 1, the nominations for National Artists 2018. Submissions will be accepted until September 30, ...


Jul 2017
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 09:48pm, Jul 31, 2017
Roi Vinzon proud of daughter Isabela's placement in 'The Voice Teens PH'

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Roi Vinzon is known for playing tough roles on television and the movies. But on Sunday, July 30, he was a proud father, when his daughter Isabela came in 2nd place in ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 08:00pm, Jul 31, 2017
After 'Voice Teens PH,' here's what's next for Isabela Vinzon, Jeremy Glinoga

MANILA, Philippines – They may not have won the title of The Voice Teens Philippines, but Isabela Vinzon and Jeremy Glinoga are looking forward what's next for them after the contest. Isabela came ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 12:11am, Jul 31, 2017
Jona Soquite, Sarah Geronimo on winning 'Voice Teens PH'

MANILA, Philippines – On Sunday, July 30, an emotional Jona Soquite thanked the public for voting her the first winner of The Voice Teens Philippines. In an interview with the reporters after the ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 08:14pm, Jul 25, 2017
Brillante Mendoza explains Duterte's closeup shots at SONA 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Director Brillante Mendoza said on Tuesday, July 25, that, unlike the first time he directed President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address (SONA) in 2016, he was more ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 07:30pm, Jul 23, 2017
Roderick Paulate, Carmi Martin on reunion, friendship

MANILA, Philippines – Roderick Paulate and Carmi Martin are back together on television, this time playing the parents of child star Awra Briguela in Wansapanataym Presents: Amazing Ving. One of the ...


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 11:59pm, Jul 18, 2017
5 fun facts about the Alempoy movie 'Kita Kita'

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Alessandra de Rossi and comedian Empoy Marquez aka Alempoy star together for the first time in an unusual romantic film titled Kita Kita, with a tagline "ang love team ...