Don Kevin Hapal

Kevin is a self-proclaimed heartthrob and devoted worshipper of burgers. His hobbies include writing, graphic designing, filmmaking, binge-watching anime, and finding even more new hobbies.

He is a graduate of AB Communication from the University of Santo Tomas - Legazpi and was an intern for Rappler’s Social Media Team prior to his employment as Social Media Producer and Balikbayan Coordinator.

As Balikbayan Coordinator, Kevin writes stories about overseas Filipino workers and their families. He also does research on social media and online disinformation. He has written investigative and data stories on disinformation campaigns and online propaganda and recently helped produce a documentary on fake news in the Philippines.

Nov 2018
PHILIPPINES 01:31pm, Nov 01, 2018
OFW saved from UAE death row coming home to PH

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez is set to be released from prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be repatriated back to the Philippines, the ...

Oct 2018
PHILIPPINES 03:32pm, Oct 06, 2018
11-year-old Filipina gymnast killed in UK car crash

MANILA, Philippines – An 11-year-old Filipina gymnast was killed after getting hit by a car on her way home from school in Rochester, Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom on Monday, October ...

Jul 2018
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 09:15am, Jul 31, 2018
8 things we learned about Sandara, Nam Joo-hyuk during their PH visit

MANILA, Philippines – July 29 was a day to remember for fans of Korean stars Sandara Park, aka Dara, and Nam Joo-hyuk. Not only did they get to see their idols in person at Penshoppe’s 2018 FanCon, ...

ENTERTAINMENT 07:00pm, Jul 30, 2018
The Linggo ng Wika performance that ‘changed’ Sandara Park’s life

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos are witness to Sandara Park’s rise to fame. We got to know her as the self-proclaimed "krung krung" who joined and almost won the Filipino talent search TV show, ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 04:36pm, Jul 30, 2018
Filipino fans called out for 'inappropriately' touching Nam Joo-Hyuk at FanCon

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of Korean actor Nam Joo-Hyuk expressed their anger online against fellow Filipino fans who were seen on video “inappropriately” touching him onstage at the Penshoppe ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 03:07pm, Jul 30, 2018
Nam Joo-Hyuk's dream role: A 'couch potato'

MANILA, Philippines – Sporty and buff in real life, we’ve seen Korean actor Nam Joo-Hyuk (and his thirst-trap abs) as a talented swimmer in the hit drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, and then as ...

PHILIPPINES 10:35am, Jul 25, 2018
WATCH: UAE vlogger defends OFWs against Kuwaiti influencer

MANILA, Philippines – An Emirati video blogger has taken up the cudgels for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) following the viral rant of Kuwaiti beauty blogger Sondos Al Qattan against a new policy ...

PHILIPPINES 10:46pm, Jul 24, 2018
MAC, Etude House cut ties with Kuwaiti beauty blogger after rants vs OFWs

MANILA, Philippines – Several international brands have cut ties with Kuwaiti social media influencer Sondos Al Qattan on Tuesday, July 24 after videos of her ranting against overseas Filipino ...

MOVEPH 10:00am, Jul 08, 2018
Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

MANILA, Philippines – It was just an ordinary day for 11-year-old Roy Señeres Jr – known by his friends as RJ – when their doorbell suddenly rang. They lived then in the same building as the ...

Jun 2018
MOVEPH 06:35pm, Jun 26, 2018
WATCH: How did you come out?

MANILA, Philippines – The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has come a long way in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, but the fight for equality and inclusion ...