Nile Villa

nile.villa@rappler.com

Nile Villa is a very excitable Cebuana stuck in the late 1990's.

She discovered her love of writing at an early age and it's been a wildly imagined ride since then. She has written countless would-be award winning stories that will never see the light of day, but there are a few runaways currently living on the internet.

When she's not writing, she can be found trolling the world wide web and creating memes. An avid fan of corn, she enjoys long walks to the fridge and the occasional trip on her shoelaces. She also believes that chickens will eventually bring about the Armageddon... but no one will listen to her theory.

She measures her self worth by the amount of laughter she has wrought upon this world. For her, one good joke could spell the difference between a great day and the beginning of the end.

May 2019
BLOG 06:13pm, May 15, 2019
[OPINION] I voted but that wasn't enough

I admit, I didn't do enough for this election. I'm the type of person who doesn't like broadcasting who I will be voting for. I believe that my vote is my personal and private choice. Nobody needs ...


Aug 2018
MOVEPH 08:05pm, Aug 31, 2018
USC students pledge to fight disinformation, defend press freedom

CEBU, Philippines – What is your pledge to fight disinformation? On August 30, 2018, students at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City answered this question at the #MoveCebu: Social good ...


May 2018
MOVEPH 08:00pm, May 08, 2018
'King of the road': Meet the heir to the iconic Sarao jeepney business

MANILA, Philippines – "From the ashes of war... to the hearts of the Filipinos." That is how Edgardo "Ed" Sarao, the heir to the Sarao Motors business, describes the humble jeepney. Ed is the son ...


Apr 2018
PHILIPPINES 09:00am, Apr 27, 2018
‘Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system

MANILA, Philippines – What do you think would be the effects of having the Philippines' pre-Hispanic writing system back? On April 23, the House committee on basic education and culture approved ...


Mar 2018
MOVEPH 12:45pm, Mar 30, 2018
The stories behind the Passion of Jesus

MANILA, Philippines – There are many pivotal characters who fall to the background in the Bible. In every book, there are characters whose stories don’t get told. The people whose names are only ...


MUSIC 03:00pm, Mar 25, 2018
10 Vispop songs to get you hooked on the genre

MANILA, Philippines – Growing up in Cebu, I never paid much attention to Visayan songs. My young ears only listened to the music of the Backstreet Boys, Shania Twain, and the Meteor Garden ...


SOCIAL MEDIA 03:20pm, Mar 14, 2018
VIRAL: With tax reform, Philippines has 'new rules' like Dua Lipa

MANILA, Philippines – Are you having trouble understanding the basics of the Philippines' new tax system? A group of 4th year BS Accountancy students from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University found an ...


May 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA 12:50pm, May 10, 2017
'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

MANILA, Philippines – Mocha Uson was named assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), an appointment that raised not a few eyebrows. On the Rappler Mood Meter ...


Apr 2017
BLOG 11:47pm, Apr 10, 2017
Dear little brother

Dear little brother, You graduated from college today. It's a day I didn't think would come so soon. To you, it probably felt like it took forever, but it seems like I barely had time to blink ...


Mar 2017
TECHNOLOGY 09:00pm, Mar 08, 2017
QUIZ: Can you tell fake news from real news?

MANILA, Philippines – Can you tell if a news story is fake? There's no denying that fake news has become part of people's social media lives – a potentially dangerous part. Every day, more fake news ...