Stacy de Jesus

stacy.dejesus@rappler.com

This girl has been live tweeting way back when it was not yet a thing in the Philippines.

Stacy is the youngest member of Rappler's Core team. A pioneer in her field, this 20-something heads the Social Media Team.

All social media accounts that she helped developed and establish – mostly related to news – are now a few of the most recognizable brands in the Philippines for trailblazing practices now considered a norm for news outlets.

She currently resides in Manila but was born in Bacolod City and raised in a mixture of the following areas (in chronological order): Quezon City; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia; Bacolod City; and Bago City, Negros Occidental.

While a student, she was awarded twice at the Malacañan Palace in 2007 - first as an Exemplary Leadership Awardee under the Ten Outstanding Public School Students of the Philippines program; second as a Chief Girl Scout Medalist after dedicating a year of her life to leading the push for sanitation and hygiene development and facilitating the installation of the first water system of a rural village in Bago City.

In 2010, she became one of the first social media producers and project leads for GMA Network, Inc.'s social media accounts.

At GMA, she was also part of the team that first handled their citizen journalism arm and digital news gathering efforts.

Stacy is an online stalker... because she can. In her spare time, she eats trolls-of-the-internet alive, flirts with Rappler's followers and sometimes writes the ditziest stories you can find on the site.

May 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA 10:21am, May 30, 2017
FACT CHECK: PCOO's Mocha Uson shares wrong photo of PH army

MANILA, Philippines – She wanted to rally support for troops in their fight against terrorists in Mindanao, but in doing so, newly appointed government official Mocha Uson is caught yet again sharing ...


FACT CHECK 07:45pm, May 29, 2017
Philippine News Agency uses Vietnam photo in Marawi siege story

MANILA, Philippines – State-run Philippine News Agency reported on Saturday, May 27, about the challenges the military faced in clearing Marawi City of terrorists. And it used a photo that wasn't ...


Apr 2017
BLOG 08:00pm, Apr 22, 2017
3 reasons '13 Reasons Why' can send the wrong message

If you’re a couch potato, you may have already seen the hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. There's been a lot of debate on whether this highly polarizing show is sending a good, important message ...


Dec 2016
SOCIAL MEDIA 01:36pm, Dec 24, 2016
Is it P200 or P300? Encounter over wrong price tag goes viral

MANILA, Philippines – What happens when the staff of a clothing store sticks a supposedly wrong price tag on an item, then insists on charging the higher "correct" price to a customer? Well, the ...


SOCIAL MEDIA 07:25pm, Dec 06, 2016
Can you guess the top tweet for PH in 2016?

MANILA, Philippines – If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that 2016 has been a pretty intense year. And with all the historic moments that have happened, this year's top tweet proves to ...


SOCIAL MEDIA 06:00am, Dec 06, 2016
Top 10 most followed Twitter accounts in PH for 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Who are the 10 most followed Filipinos on Twitter? Twitter released its first #YearOnTwitter (#YOT) in the Philippines report on Tuesday, December 6. See who Filipinos deemed ...


SOCIAL MEDIA 08:00am, Dec 05, 2016
Oplan Cyber Tokhang's 'hacking' device: Psychological warfare

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two weeks ago, the Duterte Cyber Warriors (DCW) Facebook page released photos of a "mobile offensive tool", a stingray device that could reportedly monitor Wi-Fi and ...


Nov 2016
SOCIAL MEDIA 12:53am, Nov 30, 2016
Were you locked out of your account? Facebook apologizes

MANILA, Philippines – Several Facebook users were locked out of their accounts recently, and speculations surfaced – among them, possible attempts to hijack or take down accounts, many involved in ...


SOCIAL MEDIA 02:06pm, Nov 21, 2016
'Let's gang bang her': Anti-Marcos protester gets rape threats

MANILA, Philippines – The Internet is calling out several men for being shameless pigs, after they targeted a female anti-Marcos protester online and posted a barrage of lewd comments against ...


May 2016
2016 05:12am, May 10, 2016
#LabanLeni trends overnight worldwide amid wait for results

MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippines await the next leaders of the country, supporters of vice presidential candidates Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos stayed up the night after the national ...