Reynaldo Santos Jr

reysantosjr@rappler.com

REYNALDO SANTOS JR
Follow him on Twitter via @reysantosjr

Reynaldo Santos Jr, or Rey, is senior researcher/writer of Rappler.

Right after finishing his journalism degree at the University of the Philippines in 2007, he joined Newsbreak as a writer/researcher.

He co-authored the book The Seven Deadly Deals: Can Aquino Fix Arroyo's Legacy of Costly and Messy Projects?, where he wrote a chapter about the Metro Rail Transit, in 2010. He also did research for the book The Enemy Within: An Inside Story on Military Corruption in 2011.

He resigned from his media job twice, but ended up returning twice as well. He's not contemplating a third resignation for now.

Rey used to teach English to Koreans for two years, but never learned to speak his students' language. He got a guitar as a birthday present some few years ago, but only knows simple plucking until now. He learned how to cook dishes like adobo and tinola at the age of 10, but has forgotten them all due to lack of practice. He wishes to completely learn them all before he reaches 30.

He is very intrigued by the people who share his surname. His dream project is to trace its origins and create a family tree to include all the Filipinos named Santos.

Jul 2016
FLASHBACK 07:45am, Jul 30, 2016
TIMELINE: The short-lived 2010 Truth Commission

MANILA, Philippines – On this day in 2010, former President Benigno Aquino III's very first Executive Order (EO) took effect. It mandated the creation of a Truth Commission, envisioned to probe ...


RAPPLER IQ 04:20pm, Jul 23, 2016
21 members of 17th Congress in PDAF-COA audit report

MANILA, Philippines – Members of the 17th Congress are set to convene for the first time at the opening of their first regular session on Monday, July 25, along with the very first State of the ...


RAPPLER IQ 01:09pm, Jul 19, 2016
TIMELINE: Gloria Arroyo – from plunder to acquittal

MANILA, Philippines – Former president and 3-term Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo got the plunder case acquittal she was wishing for. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 19, acquitted ...


Jun 2016
NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 11:00am, Jun 26, 2016
DOJ under Duterte admin: Reform BuCor, New Bilibid Prison

MANILA, Philippines – Incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that his priority under the administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is to cleanse and reorganize the ...


IN-DEPTH 04:45pm, Jun 18, 2016
Cynthia Villar, 15 other senators richer in 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Apart from being the richest senator in 2015, Senator Cynthia Villar also gained the most in terms of wealth that same year. Based on the latest Statement of Assets, ...


RAPPLER IQ 01:00pm, Jun 09, 2016
FAST FACTS: The vice president in a federal parliamentary gov't

MANILA, Philippines – Will the federal-parliamentary form of government being proposed for the Duterte administration have an effect on the vice presidency? It has – at least, going by what incoming ...


PHILIPPINES 03:52pm, Jun 08, 2016
Absent-prone Pacquiao, Ledesma top list of richest congressmen in 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The top two absentees of the House of Representatives are also the richest congressmen of 2015. Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) summary ...


RAPPLER IQ 10:00am, Jun 01, 2016
48 lawmakers in PDAF-COA audit report win in 2016 elections

MANILA, Philippines – Did the exposés in 2013 on the pork barrel fund scam have any effect on this year's elections? Out of the more than 100 legislators mentioned in the special audit report that ...


May 2016
PHILIPPINES 07:00pm, May 29, 2016
What will happen in Duterte, Robredo proclamation?

MANILA, Philippines – Before the new administration officially takes over on June 30, there's the proclamation of the newly-elected president and vice president. The proclamation will be held on ...


RAPPLER IQ 11:24am, May 28, 2016
How did Rodrigo Duterte fare as congressman?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has already revealed a lot of controversial plans for his presidency, among them the abolition of Congress either to curb corruption ...