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.

Feb 2018
PHILIPPINES 01:47pm, Feb 21, 2018
HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday, February 21, warned that the order to bar Rappler reporter Pia Ranada and CEO Maria Ressa from entering Malacañang should be seen as a ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 08:38am, Feb 17, 2018
Keep 'balance of power' in government – IBP head

MANILA, Philippines – The balance of power among the 3 branches of government – the executive, the judiciary, and the legislative – should be maintained for rule of law to not fail further, ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 06:33pm, Feb 16, 2018
IBP exploring possibility of filing for writ of kalikasan to protect PH marine territories

MANILA, Philippines – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is exploring the possibility of filing a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) to protect marine territories of the country. In a ...

NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 05:55pm, Feb 16, 2018
Impeachment should be 'last resort' – IBP national president

MANILA, Philippines – Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo says the impeachment process should always be seen as a “last resort” to protect the independence ...

FAST FACTS 09:14pm, Feb 15, 2018
FAST FACTS: Who is Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the ‘Appointed Son of God’?

MANILA, Philippines – Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy was temporarily detained in Hawaii after authorities found undeclared cash and rifle parts inside the private plane that he and ...

PHILIPPINES 01:09pm, Feb 15, 2018
HRW: Indonesia's award for Dela Rosa 'an insult' to PH drug war victims

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) called the conferment of an award to Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa as an insult to the victims of the Philippine ...

PHILIPPINES 01:38pm, Feb 13, 2018
HRW: Duterte's 'shoot women in vagina' remark violates int'l humanitarian law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte violated international humanitarian law when he encouraged state forces to shoot female rebels in the vagina if they encounter them in the field, ...

PHILIPPINES 05:56pm, Feb 09, 2018
CHR to Duterte: Learn from lessons of Marcos dictatorship

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights reminded President Rodrigo Duterte of the lessons learned from the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos. “There is a need to learn from the ...

PHILIPPINES 02:27pm, Feb 09, 2018
Rights groups laud Int'l Criminal Court preliminary examination of PH drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights organizations lauded the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct a preliminary examination of the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s ...

PHILIPPINES 09:06pm, Feb 08, 2018
Int'l Criminal Court closely following drug war killings from 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed it is starting a "preliminary examination" into the high number of killings under President ...