Jodesz Gavilan

Jodesz Gavilan initially wanted to be a lawyer. But here she is now, working as a writer/researcher at Rappler.

Her first exposure to journalism was through the tabloids and broadsheets her grandfather always asked her to buy from the neighborhood stand. She would often take her time walking back home just to finish reading the articles on each page.

Jodesz, however, only got involved in the field when she took up journalism at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Aside from studying the craft, she also taught campus journalism to high school and elementary students as part of the UP Journalism Club.

In 2013, she took part in Rappler's senatorial elections coverage as an intern. A year after, barely out of college, she joined Rappler as an official employee.

Jodesz wants to achieve a lot of things. But right now, she just wants people to correctly spell her name.

May 2018
NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 02:00pm, May 23, 2018
Potential investors looking for 'stable legal system' in PH

MANILA, Philippines – While the current political atmosphere may not lead to investors pulling out, it may affect the decision of people with long-term plans to do business in the Philippines. Risk ...

RAPPLER IQ 07:04pm, May 19, 2018
Who is Ronnie Albao of the Tourism Promotions Board?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) is not new to national government, having started out two decades ago as an executive assistant ...

PHILIPPINES 06:25pm, May 16, 2018
Opposition senators ask SC to stop PH from leaving Int'l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition senators on Wednesday, May 16, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to interfere in the ongoing withdrawal process by the Philippines from the International Criminal Court ...

RAPPLER IQ 04:07pm, May 16, 2018
LIST: Get to know the applicants for Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines – Ten individuals have been considered applicants vying for the post of Ombudsman as the deadline set by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) lapsed on Tuesday, May 15. Three ...

PHILIPPINES 07:40pm, May 15, 2018
CHR: Granting of quo warranto petition vs Sereno 'erodes rule of law'

MANILA, Philipppines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday, May 15, denounced the granting of the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a statement, the ...

PHILIPPINES 05:36pm, May 15, 2018
Bedan lawyer, Davao judge also apply for Ombudsman post

MANILA, Philippine (UPDATED) – A Davao judge and a lawyer from the “powerhouse” San Beda batch have applied to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales who is set to retire this July 2018. Informed ...

RAPPLER IQ 07:30pm, May 11, 2018
LIST: New barangays electing first set of officials during May 14 polls

MANILA, Philippines – Several barangays are going to elect their first set of officials on Monday, May 14. The 2018 barangay elections come almost 5 years since the last one in October 2013 after ...

PHILIPPINES 06:00pm, May 10, 2018
11,103 victims of human rights violations under Martial Law to get compensation

MANILA, Philippine – The Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) has released its final list of eligible claimants days before it ceases operations. In a statement, HRVCB chairperson Lina ...

PHILIPPINES 01:55pm, May 08, 2018
Sotto wrong, rights groups not quiet over India rape cases – HRW

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday, May 8, hit Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III for wrongly claiming that international human rights groups turn a blind eye to rape ...

PHILIPPINES 08:00pm, May 05, 2018
Sereno: Quo warranto case could 'destroy' judicial independence

MANILA, Philippines – A week before the Supreme Court (SC) is rumored to decide on her removal, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned that granting the quo warranto petition filed against her ...