Alex Evangelista

Alex Evangelista is a Communication graduate of Ateneo de Manila University. She grew up moving from Cavite to Cagayan de Oro City, before eventually settling in Manila. Her interest in news and public affairs was ignited upon taking journalism electives in college and joining the university’s official publication, The GUIDON.

She also did research work as an intern at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Rappler back in 2016.

Currently, her focus is on education, gender, family, and culture. She is also widely interested in Asian culture and Korean wave.

Feb 2019
IN-DEPTH 03:44pm, Feb 15, 2019
Downsides of beauty: The risks of cosmetic surgery

AT A GLANCE Incidents of cosmetic surgery complications and deaths have been frequently reported over the years, causing concerns about the safety of the procedures Complications can vary depending ...

Jan 2019
PHILIPPINES 01:25pm, Jan 01, 2019
Duterte’s New Year message: Reflect, learn from past lessons

MANILA, Philippines – On the first day of 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to “reflect and learn” from the past as the nation entered the new year. “As we herald the start of ...

Dec 2018
RAPPLER IQ 09:30am, Dec 20, 2018
Philippine democracy in 2018: Where do we fall in world rankings?

MANILA, Philippines – Several events challenged the state of democracy in the Philippines in 2018. Growing threats against government watchdogs, the Marawi siege, and the unrelenting and brutal ...

RAPPLER IQ 11:00am, Dec 19, 2018
A Staple Problem? History of rice crisis in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was mired in rice problems during his second year in office, pulling it away from his target of 100% rice self-sufficiency by the end ...

PHILIPPINES 12:03pm, Dec 15, 2018
De Lima seeks Senate probe into Baguio school's mandatory pregnancy tests

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila de Lima has filed a resolution calling for a Senate probe into the mandatory pregnancy test imposed by Pines City Colleges (PCC) in Baguio City. In filing Senate ...

AFRICA 08:34am, Dec 15, 2018
52,000 displaced by 'horrific violence' in west Niger – U.N.

NIAMEY, Niger – More than 52,000 people have been displaced by violence since January in western Niger, an unstable area hit by jihadist incursions near the poor west African country's border with ...

RAPPLER IQ 04:16pm, Dec 14, 2018
When journalists become the story: Attacks against media in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Rising violations of press freedom all around the globe thrust journalists themselves to the headlines in 2018. From barred coverages to violent killings, the media has seen ...

FAST FACTS 05:10pm, Dec 07, 2018
FAST FACTS: Know the difference between commonly confused legal terms

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Certain legal terms that seemingly hold similar provisions are often confusing to understand, and at times, even misused. However, differences, no matter how small ...

RAPPLER IQ 03:25pm, Dec 07, 2018
TIMELINE: Bong Revilla's plunder case and the pork barrel scam

MANILA, Philippines – After 4 years of detention, former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr was acquitted by the ant-graft court of plunder charges. Revilla was accused funneling his pork barrel ...

RAPPLER IQ 03:14pm, Dec 01, 2018
IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

MANILA, Philippines – The world has seen a continued spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic over the past 3 decades. The fight against ...