Sofia Tomacruz

sofia.tomacruz@rappler.com

SOFIA TOMACRUZ

Sofia Tomacruz is a multimedia reporter at Rappler, covering health, education, and social welfare. She also writes stories on women, children, and gender issues. Before that, she was a researcher-writer at Rappler’s investigative and business sections.

In 2017, she was awarded the International Labour Organization’s Global Media Award for her coverage on fair recruitment of migrant workers.

Sofia graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2016 with a degree in Communication and minor in Literature.

Her interests include Philippine history, geopolitics, stationery, makeup, and practicing Barre.

Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz

Email her at sofia.tomacruz@rappler.com

Jul 2020
PHILIPPINES 04:45pm, Jul 10, 2020
Why are coronavirus cases still increasing in the Philippines?

MANILA, Philippines – Over 3 months into the coronavirus pandemic, the reported caseload of infections in the Philippines jumped to record numbers in the last two weeks. The development has ...


PHILIPPINES 12:23am, Jul 10, 2020
Number of Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 8,792

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said another 30 Filipinos abroad tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8,792 as of ...


RAPPLER IQ 08:16pm, Jul 09, 2020
Searching for a coronavirus vaccine: What PH clinical trials will look like

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Six months into the coronavirus crisis, researchers and scientists around the world are racing to find a cure for the disease that has infected over 11 million and ...


PHILIPPINES 08:47am, Jul 09, 2020
Trapped for 110 days in NAIA, Estonian finally flies home

MANILA, Philippines – Only a flight an hour and a half long separated Estonian Roman Trofimov from the end of his vacation, a trip he had spent nearly a year saving up for. Wanting to take a break ...


PHILIPPINES 09:08pm, Jul 08, 2020
74 more Filipinos abroad contract coronavirus; total at 8,762

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs reported that another 74 Filipinos abroad were infected with the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8,762 as of ...


PHILIPPINES 08:10pm, Jul 08, 2020
PH eyes start of COVID-19 vaccine trials by October 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has set a tentative timeline to begin Phase 3 clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine by October this year, as it is currently in talks with the World Health ...


PHILIPPINES 05:00pm, Jul 08, 2020
DOH reminds hospitals: Refer mild COVID-19 cases to treatment centers

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reminded hospitals on Wednesday, July 8, that coronavirus patients with mild infections should be referred to temporary treatment centers to ...


PHILIPPINES 01:18pm, Jul 08, 2020
Dela Rosa says U.S. offered visa after Duterte-Trump call

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa may soon have an American visa again months after President Rodrigo Duterte scolded and later terminated the Philippines’ Visiting ...


PHILIPPINES 08:20pm, Jul 07, 2020
Number of Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 8,688

MANILA, Philippines – Another 9 Filipinos abroad were found positive for the coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 8,688, reported the Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, ...


PHILIPPINES 10:59pm, Jul 06, 2020
No new coronavirus cases, deaths among Filipinos abroad; total stays at 8,679

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs reported there were no new coronavirus infections and deaths among Filipinos overseas on Monday, July 6, keeping the total number of confirmed ...