Stacy de Jesus

Stacy is a pioneer in social media and online engagement strategies in the media industry.

At the age of 17, Stacy was awarded twice in Malacañang - first as one of the Ten Outstanding Public School Students in the Philippines for being an exemplary leader, and second as a Chief Girl Scout Medalist after facilitating the installation of the very first water system for a rural town in Negros Occidental.

Stacy took up Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and graduated Cum Laude in 2010. Soon after, she became the first project lead for GMA-7's news and public affairs social media accounts, its citizen journalism arm, and its digital newsgathering unit.

She has trained and talked to thousands of people from the academe, LGUs, NGOs, and civil society groups across the country about social media – with topics ranging from brand-building, technology for social good, social activism, and nowadays, awareness on disinformation. All accounts that she helped develop and establish are now a few of the most recognizable brands on social media in the Philippines for trailblazing digital practices.

Currently, she heads the Digital Communications and Civic Engagement (MovePH) units - both award-winning teams - for

Mar 2019
BLOG 05:38pm, Mar 29, 2019
Why I skipped class

When my parents moved me to a public school, it was a huge transition for me. The environment was very different. The school was tiny. The chairs were broken. There were only very few old books in ...

Nov 2018
MOVEPH 10:19am, Nov 21, 2018
Rappler Talk: How girl scouts contribute to nation-building

MANILA, Philippines – Can one person change the world? A girl definitely can. Sixteen-year-old Khristina Ricarder has dedicated a year of her life to a community-based project that transforms ...

Dec 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA 04:31pm, Dec 23, 2017
FAKE: Comparison of 2015 and 2017 World Press Freedom Index reports

MANILA, Philippines – A propaganda Facebook page is spreading disinformation against Rappler and Maria Ressa. Again. A Facebook post by VovPH compared 2015 and 2017 World Press Freedom Index ...

SOCIAL MEDIA 05:53pm, Dec 06, 2017
Awards shows, Marawi siege, Miss Universe: Top Twitter PH moments of 2017

MANILA, Philippines – What moments did Filipinos care about the most in 2017? It was mostly about show business with 7 out of 10 moments featuring AlDub, MayWard, KathNiel, Nadine Lustre, BTS, and ...

Oct 2017
RAPPLER IQ 03:02pm, Oct 23, 2017
Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page

MANILA, Philippines – A government-managed Facebook page and a communications official shared another misleading photo of Marawi. Mocha Uson, an assistant secretary at the Presidential ...

Sep 2017
BLOG 03:26pm, Sep 30, 2017
Why I'm a Rappler

I joined Rappler by chance but I stayed by choice. I remember soaking wet under the rain as a 13-year-old little girl with half a kilo of rice in hand. I was passing a nearby school on the way home ...

Aug 2017
BLOG 04:45pm, Aug 12, 2017
Profanity on social media: good or bad?

Millennials are enamored with filters. Some of us slap it on photos like crazy. But when it comes to words, we don't hold back. No filter. Some say they resort to cursing because only through this ...

Jul 2017
BLOG 10:15am, Jul 01, 2017
I’m not from one of the best schools. So what?

I am proud because I have to be. If circumstances were kinder to me, I know in my heart I would have been a colorful graduate of Ateneo or UP or La Salle or UST or whatever proud university mafia ...

May 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA 10:21am, May 30, 2017
FACT CHECK: PCOO's Mocha Uson shares wrong photo of PH army

MANILA, Philippines – She wanted to rally support for troops in their fight against terrorists in Mindanao, but in doing so, newly appointed government official Mocha Uson is caught yet again sharing ...

FACT CHECK 07:45pm, May 29, 2017
Philippine News Agency uses Vietnam photo in Marawi siege story

MANILA, Philippines – State-run Philippine News Agency reported on Saturday, May 27, about the challenges the military faced in clearing Marawi City of terrorists. And it used a photo that wasn't ...