James Patrick Cruz

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About James Patrick Cruz

Patrick Cruz is a researcher and writer for Rappler’s governance cluster. Before transferring to the research unit, he covered local governments with a focus on Metro Manila on top of general assignments.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in journalism. A working student and a full scholar, he also won various recognitions in college, such as the Student Quill Award. After finishing college, he briefly worked as a news reporter for Philstar.com’s Interaksyon.

Patrick is passionate about producing data-driven stories concerning local governments and urbanization, analyzing patterns and trends in data. For tips, email him at patrick.cruz@rappler.com.