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.

Dec 2018
PHILIPPINES 06:25pm, Dec 12, 2018
CHR warns of danger in 'normalization' of Mindanao martial law

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday, December 12, insisted that martial law is unnecessary in addressing lawlessness in Mindanao. CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon ...

PHILIPPINES 05:01pm, Dec 11, 2018
CHR's Liwasang Diokno a 'safe space' for human rights

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights on Monday, December 10, inaugurated a freedom park aimed to be a "safe space" for Filipinos, especially human rights activists, amid rampant ...

PHILIPPINES 09:39pm, Dec 10, 2018
IN PHOTOS: Filipinos urged to resist dictatorship, tyranny on Human Rights Day

MANILA, Philippines – To mark the International Human Rights Day, various groups on Monday, December 10, joined protests to condemn the creeping tyranny under President Rodrigo Duterte. Human ...

PHILIPPINES 09:25pm, Dec 10, 2018
On Human Rights Day, groups call for accountability vs violations under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Various groups marked Human Rights Day on Monday, December 10, by calling for accountability and justice for the thousands of victims of violations – particularly related to ...

SOCIAL MEDIA 06:52pm, Dec 09, 2018
Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

MANILA, Philippines – Journalism and free speech have exponentially been affected by the rise of lies and disinformation on social media. But is regulating it the solution? This was the point of ...

Nov 2018
NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 07:26pm, Nov 29, 2018
'Special marshals' could prevent killings of judges

MANILA, Philippines – Establishing special marshals under the supervision of the Supreme Court (SC) may help prevent further killings of judges, Philippine Bar Association president Jose Agcaoili ...

PHILIPPINES 01:40pm, Nov 29, 2018
Gov't urged to ensure justice for other victims like Kian delos Santos

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights groups on Thursday, November 29, welcomed the conviction of 3 Caloocan City policemen for murdering 17-year-old Kian delos Santos, but also urged immediate justice ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 07:00pm, Nov 28, 2018
PH Bar Association on lawyers' killings: 'End this madness'

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Bar Association called on the government to address the "very worrisome" spate of killings of lawyers, judges, and prosecutors in the Philippines. In a statement ...

PHILIPPINES 06:03pm, Nov 28, 2018
'Death squad' vs NPA will 'worsen' existing human rights calamity

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights groups slam President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to form a "death squad" to go after communist insurgents. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Chito Gascon ...

FAST FACTS 05:59pm, Nov 28, 2018
FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang?

MANILA, Philippines – After several tries, Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang has been appointed Supreme Court justice. Carandang takes the post left vacant by Teresita Leonardo de ...