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.

Nov 2019
PHILIPPINES 03:49pm, Nov 19, 2019
Int'l rights group seeks U.N. experts' help in De Lima release

MANILA, Philippines – An international human rights organization has appealed to United Nations (UN) experts to help get Senator Leila de Lima released from detention, as the lawmaker neared her ...

INSIDE TRACK 09:24pm, Nov 18, 2019
3 years on, Bong Go still wrongly thinks CHR 'protects' only criminals

Halfway through the administration and after numerous explainers on the issue, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go still wrongly thinks the Commission on Human Right (CHR) protects only criminals. During ...

BLOG 05:00pm, Nov 09, 2019
[OPINION] Before the fall: Remembering the casualties of the Berlin Wall

A side trip after a work event led me to witness how Germany continues to remember one of its darkest periods post-World War II, the division of Berlin literally enforced for 3 decades by at least ...

PHILIPPINES 12:06am, Nov 08, 2019
Ibon Foundation alarmed over 'police inspection' notice

MANILA, Philippines – A policy research group on Thursday, November 7, reported receiving information about an impending warrant of arrest against an alleged tenant in their office building. In a ...

PHILIPPINES 04:58pm, Nov 06, 2019
Fearing more raids and arrests, progressive groups get CHR to inspect offices

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights and progressive groups on Wednesday, November 6, took the initiative of opening their offices to inspection so that, they said, the police would have little ...

PHILIPPINES 08:30am, Nov 06, 2019
Labor leader shot dead in Laguna

MANILA, Philippines – A union leader and community organizer was killed on Monday, November 4, in front of his wife in Cabuyao, Laguna. Reynaldo Malaborbor, 61, was repeatedly shot in the head by an ...

PHILIPPINES 01:56pm, Nov 05, 2019
Police arrests 3 in raid of Bayan office in Tondo

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested 3 members of progressive groups during a raid in Tondo, Manila past midnight Tuesday, November 5, as part of a "series of arrests of activists leaders and ...

PHILIPPINES 10:20pm, Nov 03, 2019
Panelo: Harassment of Filipino-crewed ship 'not our concern'

MANILA, Philippines – For Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, the reported harassment of a Filipino-crewed commercial ship by a "Chinese warship" in the West Philippine Sea is not the ...

Oct 2019
PHILIPPINES 12:15am, Oct 28, 2019
Ateneo de Manila campus gets bomb threats

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) late Sunday, October 27, confirmed it received anonymous bomb threats on social media but gave assurances that safety protocols ...

PHILIPPINES 04:16pm, Oct 25, 2019
Bilibid inmates' families to BuCor: Let us see our loved ones

MANILA, Philippines – Families of prisoners on Friday, October 25, urged authorities to reinstate visitation hours amid alleged inhumane treatment of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). The ...