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.

Sep 2017
RAPPLER IQ 06:30pm, Sep 18, 2017
Aegis Juris, the UST frat allegedly behind latest hazing death

MANILA, Philippines – The spotlight is once again on fraternities, as the practice of hazing in initiation rites led to another student's death. On Sunday, September 17, the body of Horacio ...

PHILIPPINES 05:45pm, Sep 18, 2017
Gascon urges Duterte to view CHR as part of 'check and balance system'

MANILA, Philippines – While he described the latest insults against him as "unfortunate," Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Chito Gascon still hopes that President Rodrigo Duterte will ...

RAPPLER IQ 05:14pm, Sep 13, 2017
Who is Rodante Marcoleta, the man behind the motion for CHR's P1,000-budget?

MANILA, Philippines – Majority of the House of Representatives voted to give the Commission on Human Rights a measly P1,000 for its 2018 budget upon the motion of SAGIP Representative Rodante ...

PHILIPPINES 08:06am, Sep 13, 2017
HRW: P1,000 budget for CHR blow against accountability in PH drug war killings

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday, September 12, hit the P1,000 ($20) budget given to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) by the House of Representatives for 2018. In a ...

INSIDE TRACK 10:27pm, Sep 12, 2017
Want bigger CHR budget? Alvarez says Gascon should resign

Want a possibly higher budget for the Commission on Human Rights? One condition, said House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez: let Chairman Chito Gascon resign. This was according to CHR Commissioner ...

PHILIPPINES 09:35pm, Sep 12, 2017
After getting P1,000 from House, CHR hopes for 'rational minds' at Senate

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is now clinging to "rational minds" in the Senate after the House of Representatives voted to only allocate P1,000 for its 2018 ...

PHILIPPINES 08:00am, Sep 12, 2017
Senate committee okays CHR budget for 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate's finance committee on Monday, September 11, approved the proposed budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for fiscal year 2018. Amounting to P678 million, ...

RAPPLER IQ 08:22pm, Sep 11, 2017
From Hello Garci to 'Big Brother': Who is Allen Capuyan?

MANILA, Philippines – Who is "Big Brother" referred to in the text messages of Customs fixer Mark Taguba and allegedly linked to smuggling and corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC)? According to ...

RAPPLER IQ 03:06pm, Sep 07, 2017
Powerful, dangerous, what are Chinese triads?

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday, September 7, accused Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte of being part of a Chinese organized crime group. The shocking allegation ...

RAPPLER IQ 06:00pm, Sep 06, 2017
Presidential son-in-law: Who is Manases Carpio?

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential son-in-law Manases "Mans" Carpio is set to face the Senate on Thursday, September 7, to answer allegations of his supposed involvement in the so-called Davao ...