Patricia Evangelista

About Patricia Evangelista


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Patricia Evangelista is a Manila-based trauma journalist specializing in
disaster, conflict, and development issues. She is a multimedia and
investigative reporter for Rappler, producing longform narrative stories,
analysis pieces, and short documentaries.

Before she joined Rappler, she reported for the Abs-cbn News Channel (ANC)
and the Philippine Daily Inquirer the 2009 massacre in Maguindanao, the
disappearances and torture of activists under the Arroyo administration,
and the long national campaign for the legislation of reproductive rights.

Her work in print was awarded by the Union Catholique Internationale de la
Presse the

Titus Brandsma Awardee for Emergent Journalism

for covering “treacherous grounds for journalists."

Her various television projects have been recipients of a number of local
awards including four

Gawad Tanglaw Awards

and a Catholic Mass Media Award. She is a recipient of two New York
Festivals medals for her work in ANC's


with director Paolo Villaluna.

Her coverage of armed conflict in the southern Philippines as well as the
aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, both for Rappler and Esquire Philippines where
she was a writer-at-large, was awarded the Agence France-Presse

Kate Webb Prize

for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions.

She is a fellow of the South East Asian Press Alliance, a 2016
international fellow of the

Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship for Trauma Reporting

and of the

2018 John Logan Nonfiction Fellowship

at the Carey Institute for Global Good.

In 2015, she received the

Ten Outstanding Young Men in Nation's Service (TOYM)

for Journalism, the only woman among the 10 recipients. In 2016, she was
among the

Ten Outstanding Women in Nation's Service (TOWNS)

, also for Journalism.

She continues to investigate the drug war launched by President Rodrigo
Duterte through the

Impunity Series

with Magnum Foundation photographer Carlo Gabuco, with eighteen reports
published to date. The longform narrative series is a recipient of the

Human Rights Press Award

, a

Society of Publishers in Asia Award

, and is a finalist for the

Osborn Elliott Prize for Journalism


More by Patricia Evangelista

Multimedia and Investigative

Pretty Girls

The Impunity Series

Jessie's Got a Gun

The Mourners of Mamasapano

Edgardo's Junior


Sta. Catalina


The Barber of Guiuan

Thought Leaders

The Butcher in the Palace, and Other Fabrications

The Rape of Jessica Soho

The First Stone