Zak Yuson

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Zak's relationship with journalism began at an early age and continues to this day. He started as a young reporter for the award-winning TV show 5 and Up, which taught him that a journalist's first instinct is curiosity. At Rappler, Zak is the head of Citizen Journalism at MovePH.

He has a masters degree in public policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School at the National University of Singapore and a BA in political science from UP Diliman.

Prior to working at Rappler, Zak was a division chief at the Presidential Management Staff where he distilled policy papers for the President's consumption. He was also an associate producer for the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

Offline, Zak is an active volunteer of CISV, a international volunteer youth organization that promotes peace education in more than 60 countries. He loves to travel but prefers the Philippines any day.

May 2017
MOVEPH 12:04pm, May 12, 2017
WATCH: Balangay team sails from Sulu to China to retrace maritime heritage

MANILA, Philippines – From the mountains of the Himalayas to the seas of Sulu, Art Valdez has literally ‘been there and done that’. A former expedition leader of the first Philippine team to summit ...

Jan 2017
MOVEPH 05:12pm, Jan 28, 2017
WATCH: Rappler X introduced at NSPC 2017 for online publication contest

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines - High school students from all over the country got a taste of what it's like to be working in a social news network as they competed in the Online Publishing ...

MOVEPH 12:00am, Jan 23, 2017
#NSPC2017: Over 5,000 campus journalists say 'no' to fake news

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines - Over 5,100 young journalists from all over the country gathered on Sunday, January 22, in Pagadian City to reject the spread of fake news at the opening of the National ...

AGOS 03:50am, Jan 17, 2017
#ReliefPH: Good samaritans open doors, brave floods to help stranded Cagayan de Oro residents

MANILA, Philippines - With thousands of people stranded due to almost neck-deep floodwater in Cagayan de Oro City, some residents became good samaritans to help their fellow Cagayanons in need. At ...

Dec 2016
MOVEPH 12:28pm, Dec 29, 2016
Partnerships to Move the Philippines forward

MANILA, Philippines – If there’s one buzzword that will forever be associated with 2016, it’s the word “change.” From political leaders to the climate, nothing has remained static. True to our ...

Nov 2016
MOVEPH 03:21pm, Nov 26, 2016
IN PHOTOS: Anti-Marcos rallies outside Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – While thousands gathered at the Luneta to protest the Marcos burial at the Heroes' Cemetery, smaller rallies were staged in different cities across the country on ...

MOVEPH 08:00am, Nov 20, 2016
WATCH: Students in Iligan cross rope bridge to get to school

MANILA, Philippines - We all know that today’s children will go to great lengths to get a good education. But, in this remote barangay in Iligan City, students literally need to cross a tight rope ...

Oct 2016
AGOS 11:12pm, Oct 22, 2016
Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

MANILA, Philippines – Netizens took to social media to appeal for more information about residents of the landlocked Kalinga Province in the north devastated by Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) on ...

AGOS 02:00pm, Oct 22, 2016
#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

MANILA, Philippines – Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) struck the eastern coast of Cagayan province late evening Wednesday, October 19, bringing with it strong winds of up to 220 kilometers per hour. ...

MOVEPH 11:45am, Oct 03, 2016
New doctor's baptism of fire: Emergency delivery at the backseat of a car

MANILA, Philippines - It was a lazy Saturday morning for Mikko Manalastas. And he, like every med student who had just passed the board exams, was feeling chill. Little did the Ateneo School of ...