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.

Aug 2018
NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 03:27pm, Aug 17, 2018
Better screening of cases can address Supreme Court backlog

MANILA, Philippines – Better screening of cases can address the backlog in the Supreme Court instead of breaking it up into 4 high courts, former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza said. In a ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 03:29pm, Aug 16, 2018
Breaking up Supreme Court into 4 high courts weakens judiciary

MANILA, Philippines – If the proposal to create 4 high courts is followed, it will result in a weaker check and balance system, retired Supreme Court (SC) associate justice Vicente Mendoza ...

PHILIPPINES 02:22pm, Aug 08, 2018
PSA sees all Filipinos with national IDs in 3 to 5 years

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the agency tasked with implementing the national ID system, foresees all Filipinos registered in the Philippine Identification System ...

PHILIPPINES 10:01am, Aug 08, 2018
Big majority of Filipinos support national ID system – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – A big majority of Filipinos support a national identification system, the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Tuesday, August 7, showed. Based on the ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 02:57pm, Aug 07, 2018
Military should address 'evolving' security threats – Ex-defense chief

MANILA, Philippines – It's already time for the “still very traditional” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to reorganize and reassess its capability to keep up with “evolving” national threats, ...

PHILIPPINES 09:38pm, Aug 06, 2018
NPC assures public data privacy top priority in national ID system

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission on Monday, August 6, assured Filipinos the protection of their data privacy rights is a top priority in the implementation of the national ID ...

PHILIPPINES 09:30pm, Aug 05, 2018
Duterte to sign national ID system bill into law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign into law on Monday, August 6, the bill that will create the national identification system. Proponents of the Philippine Identification ...

Jul 2018
RAPPLER IQ 08:58pm, Jul 26, 2018
LIST: Who are applicants for Supreme Court Chief Justice?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Five individuals are vying to become the new Supreme Court Chief Justice. The High Court's Public Information Office on Thursday, July 26, tweeted that the applicants ...

PHILIPPINES 08:16pm, Jul 23, 2018
CHR’s Gascon hits Duterte human rights tirade

MANILA, Philippines – It is wrong for President Rodrigo Duterte to equate respecting human rights with endorsing crime, Commission on Human Rights chairperson Chito Gascon said on Monday, July ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 04:34pm, Jul 11, 2018
GALLERY: Who are mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte?

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