Janessa Villamera


From online to airwaves, Janessa is present to keep you company.

Janessa initially joined Rappler as an intern and returned a year after to say hello to the real world as a Social Media Producer. She's also a student DJ on Mellow 94.7's School of Jocks since 2012.

Mar 2018
MOVEPH 09:55am, Mar 24, 2018
VIRAL: Story behind working student’s broom graduation photo

MANILA, Philippines – What was supposed to be a humorous post turned out to be an inspiring one. Dahn Saliendra just thought he was posting a funny college graduation photo, though the broom he ...

Feb 2018
BLOG 05:25pm, Feb 14, 2018
Goodbye ex-boyfriend, hello online dating

Breakups are the worst. For 3 years and 9 months, I struggled for true love. The long-term relationship that ended was toxic. I lost myself along the way and for sure it damaged him too. I fought ...

Sep 2017
BLOG 10:00am, Sep 24, 2017
Dealing with quarter-life crisis

Never settle. Keep going. But don’t lose sight of who you are. I’m writing this letter to you, 25-year-old self, as a reminder of how far you’ve reached and how far you have yet to go. The idea of ...

Jul 2017
BLOG 03:30pm, Jul 30, 2017
A disappointing story about getting a PH driver's license

This is the story of my frustrating encounters at the Land Transportation Office (LTO). I enthusiastically took driving lessons in college even if I knew driving in Metro Manila would be the ...

GAYA HIDUP 02:03pm, Jul 04, 2017
12 cara menghemat gaji di pekerjaan pertama

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tentu mengasyikkan saat kamu pertama kali mendapatkan pekerjaan. Kamu tidak sabar untuk merasakan pengalaman 'dunia nyata' dan tentunya merasakan nikmatnya gajian. Pastinya kamu ...

Jun 2017
CAREER 11:15am, Jun 24, 2017
12 ways to save money on your first job

It's exciting once you land your first job. You can't seem to wait for the so-called "real world" experience and of course, paydays. For sure you already have plans on what to do with your salary, ...

Aug 2016
SOCIAL MEDIA 09:00am, Aug 22, 2016
We asked, you answered: Describe millennials in one word

MANILA, Philippines – One word, infinite descriptions. By now, it's likely you've encountered the term "millennial" probably more than your fingers can count. What does it really mean ...

Dec 2015
SOCIAL MEDIA 09:00am, Dec 22, 2015
5 most heartbreaking hashtags of 2015

MANILA, Philippines – 2015 was a rollercoaster of emotions on social media, with moments of grief and tragedy uniting people across the country, and even worldwide. Here's a rundown of 5 ...

May 2015
CONCERTS 06:37pm, May 17, 2015
IN PHOTOS: Closeup Forever Summer 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? It was a party for music festival lovers at Closeup Forever Summer as indie and EDM acts shared their beats until dawn at the ...

Mar 2015
BLOG 06:31pm, Mar 26, 2015
To march or not to march: A fresh grad's reflection

I had always wanted to do the graduation march. Who wouldn't? I thought marching was synonymous to a punctuation mark in a sentence. I needed that mark to say that I finished a sentence, so I could ...