Natashya Gutierrez


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Natashya is Bureau Chief of Rappler Indonesia, and reports on Indonesian issues for the international audience. Before that, she was a multimedia reporter with Rappler in the Philippines, covering politics, corruption, gender, and investigative stories, among others.

She was awarded several journalism fellowships including the 2015 Asian Journalism Fellowship in Singapore, and the 2014 Reporting ASEAN fellowship. She received the Hildegarde Award for outstanding women in journalism in 2015. Natashya graduated from Yale University with a degree in psychology.

Jun 2017
PHILIPPINES 01:26pm, Jun 04, 2017
PH, U.S.: Military ties remain strong, fighting ISIS together

SINGAPORE – While President Rodrigo Duterte appears to have distanced himself from the United States and recalibrated toward China and Russia, Philippine and American officials emphasized that the ...

ASIA PACIFIC 12:52pm, Jun 04, 2017
Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

SINGAPORE – Intelligence reports from the region give a higher estimate of the number ISIS fighters currently in the Philippines, compared to the Philippine government's own numbers. On Sunday, June ...

ASIA PACIFIC 05:48pm, Jun 03, 2017
U.S., Australia, Japan slam 'coercive' China at key security summit

SINGAPORE – The message was clear: there is no room for China’s aggressiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. Several defense ministers and leaders emphasized this at the Shangri-La Dialogue, the ...

ASIA PACIFIC 04:31pm, Jun 03, 2017
Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE – The ongoing clashes between the Philippine military and local terrorist groups in Marawi city, was top of mind for defense ministers and experts at the region’s largest and most ...

ASIA PACIFIC 11:39am, Jun 03, 2017
U.S. says it stands with PH in 'heartbreaking' fight in Marawi

SINGAPORE – In the most concrete statement of support for the Philippines since the election of President Donald Trump, US Defense Secretary James Mattis expressed empathy over the attacks in Marawi ...

May 2017
PHILIPPINES 04:55pm, May 17, 2017
LGBTQ activists: We are tolerated but not accepted in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – "It's okay that you're a lesbian as long as you're not the partner of my daughter." "It's okay that you're gay as long as you're not working in my company." "It's okay that ...

PHILIPPINES 01:56pm, May 17, 2017
Feminists slam Duterte, Pia Cayetano for 'enabling' misogyny

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is hurting the feminist movement, according to women activists. In a forum on women empowerment, feminists from various industries and backgrounds who ...

BLOG 10:28am, May 17, 2017
The role of social media in women empowerment

This text was delivered as a speech on Tuesday, May 16, at the #SheForShe forum of the French Embassy in the Philippines during the "Women Empowerment through the Media" section. The forum ...

BLOG 07:55pm, May 11, 2017
Do not forget the sins of Napoles

After the acquittal of Janet Lim Napoles on illegal detention charges, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering making her a state witness in the pork barrel scam, as it reinvestigates the ...

BUSINESS 05:00pm, May 07, 2017
PH shows off best products, hospitality ahead of 2018 ADB hosting

YOKOHAMA, Japan – As the 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comes to a close here, the Philippines prepares to host the bank's next meeting in 2018. At a launch event hosted by ...