Jee Y. Geronimo

jee.geronimo@rappler.com

Follow her on Twitter via @jeegeronimo
Email her at: jee.geronimo@rappler.com

Jee Geronimo knew she wanted to write as early as high school, but all throughout college did not know what exactly to write about.

She explored all possibilities as a Communication major in Ateneo, even joining the school publication The GUIDON and spending her internship with investigative news magazine Newsbreak. It was not until her first job in a small high school in Laguna that she found what she is most passionate about: education.

Jee covers the promising sector of education, and believes good education governance means cascading every reform down to the last teacher and student. And while she still cringes at most of her blogs back in high school, she thinks it was one of the best times of her life. She hopes every student can say the same about school.

Jee also writes about health and, on rare occasions, Asian culture. She has decided to live vicariously through Asian drama series until she starts backpacking across the continent. She also hopes to visit Israel someday to retrace the steps of her Savior.

Mar 2017
PHILIPPINES 09:45pm, Mar 22, 2017
New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) has strengthened its campaign toward healthier food and beverage choices in all public elementary and high schools in the country. In a ...


IN-DEPTH 04:19pm, Mar 18, 2017
Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

MANILA, Philippines – "You don't want to meet in May?" Gina Lopez asked lawmakers one Wednesday afternoon, as the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) was wrapping up a two-hour confirmation ...


PHILIPPINES 02:35pm, Mar 15, 2017
Lopez calls PH ratification of Paris climate deal 'victory for planet'

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Gina Lopez and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) hailed the Senate's concurrence to the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. "I'm very ...


PHILIPPINES 12:13pm, Mar 15, 2017
Cayetano hits Lopez' 'arbitrary' decision-making at DENR

MANILA, Philippines – "No one is claiming that our secretary-designate is corrupt. No one is saying that she is lax. The issue here is, is she arbitrary?" This was the question raised by Senator ...


PHILIPPINES 09:32am, Mar 15, 2017
Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

MANILA, Philippines – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Tuesday, March 14, discussed the long-term impact of a total ban on mining which President Rodrigo Duterte this week said he is ...


PHILIPPINES 06:57pm, Mar 14, 2017
Dominguez on Duterte's support for Lopez: I can't read President's mind

MANILA, Philippines – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and some members of the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Tuesday, March 14, tried to make sense of President Rodrigo Duterte's recent ...


PHILIPPINES 05:04pm, Mar 14, 2017
Dominguez: There was 'failure' of due process in mining audit

MANILA, Philippines – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Tuesday, March 14, lamented there was "some kind of failure in the charge of due process" when Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ...


PHILIPPINES 02:50pm, Mar 14, 2017
CA to bypass Gina Lopez as environment chief – Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Commission on Appointments (CA) is poised to bypass the appointment of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Wednesday, March 15. This was revealed by Senator ...


PHILIPPINES 06:30pm, Mar 13, 2017
Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, March 13, passed on 3rd and final reading a bill that will provide full tuition subsidy for students in state universities and colleges (SUCs). With 18 ...


PHILIPPINES 09:57am, Mar 13, 2017
Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Bill 1304 or the Free Higher Education for All Act is expected to be approved on third and final reading at the Senate on Monday afternoon, March 13. In his sponsorship ...