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.

Apr 2020
PHILIPPINES 04:22pm, Apr 02, 2020
Rights groups slam Duterte's 'shoot to kill' order: Prioritize lives, not violence

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights groups on Thursday, April 2, condemned President Rodrigo Duterte’s “dangerous” shoot-to-kill order against quarantine violators amid the novel coronavirus outbreak ...

NEWSBREAK VIDEOS & PODCASTS 03:40pm, Apr 02, 2020
[PODCAST] Ang delayed response ni President Rodrigo Duterte sa coronavirus outbreak

Subscribe to Rappler podcasts on iTunes and Spotify MANILA, Philippines – Binigyan ng special powers ng Kongreso kamakailan si Presidente Rodrigo Duterte para tulungan siyang maresolba ang novel ...

PHILIPPINES 05:54pm, Apr 01, 2020
LIST: Online masses, services by religious groups amid coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – Various religious groups are keeping the faith amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines by providing alternative options for its members. These include ...

Mar 2020
LIFE & HEALTH 06:30pm, Mar 31, 2020
'Intermittent social distancing' better than one-off implementation – Harvard study

MANILA, Philippines – Early “strong social distancing” is key to controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus, but a one-off implementation might not be the viable solution in the absence of a ...

NEWSBREAK VIDEOS & PODCASTS 06:53pm, Mar 26, 2020
[PODCAST] Coronavirus: Dapat na bang mag-mass testing sa Pilipinas?

Subscribe to Rappler podcasts on iTunes and Spotify. MANILA, Philippines – Marami ang nagsasabing sa kahit anong problema, mahalagang malaman kung gaano na ito kalaki para masolusyunan nang ...

PHILIPPINES 06:38pm, Mar 23, 2020
KAPATID calls for mass testing of prisoners in congested facilities

MANILA, Philippines – A group composed of families of political prisoners on Monday, March 23, called on the Duterte administration to allow mass testing of prisoners amid the rise of novel ...

PHILIPPINES 02:55pm, Mar 23, 2020
CHR reminds gov't: Human rights not suspended in fight vs coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Commission on Human Rights reminded the government that both human rights and the writ of habeaus corpus are not suspended even during the fight against the novel ...

RAPPLER IQ 12:48pm, Mar 23, 2020
Things to know before sharing others' personal info amid coronavirus outbreak

MANILA, Philippines – Gabriel (not his real name) woke up one morning to a neighborhood chismis (gossip) painting him as a patient under investigation (PUI), someone being suspected of harboring ...

NEWSBREAK VIDEOS & PODCASTS 11:11am, Mar 21, 2020
[PODCAST] Coronavirus: Ano ang matututunan ng Pilipinas mula sa Singapore?

Subscribe to Rappler podcasts on iTunes and Spotify. MANILA, Philippines – Ang novel coronavirus ay kumalat na sa iba't ibang bansa nitong mga nakaraang buwan. Sa lahat ng mga bansa sa Asya, ...

IN-DEPTH 03:14pm, Mar 18, 2020
Left in the dark: Little protection for government's coronavirus frontliners

MANILA, Philippines – A normal day for nurse Cristy Donguines starts with a two-hour commute from her Bulacan home to her workplace in Sta Cruz, Manila. In different and much calmer times, the long ...