Therese Reyes

Therese thinks that for the most part, a girl can skip the primer and foundation and still look good. She also thinks that everybody’s entitled to have a favorite boy band or pop crush without being ashamed. If there’s one thing you need to know about Therese, it’s that she is not one to express meek opinions. As a content producer for Rappler’s Brandrap section, she makes a living on telling it how it is.

The Communication Arts graduate has the kind of perky, bubbly personality that thrives in creative environments. With a firm vision on how she would someday take over the world, she enrolled in a publishing course in New York University shortly after graduating with an honorable mention from De La Salle University. When she got back, she was promoted from editorial assistant to associate editor, reviewing movies and restaurants, and writing feature articles for Not being satisfied with the creative work that she already did for her career, she decided to channel her energy into a blog, Outtakes and Takeouts – a depository of all things quintessentially, quirkily, and unapologetically Therese.

Now at Rappler, Therese is juggling both her blog and her duties as a content producer without a hitch. That means she gets to gush about interests in her free time and hone her craft during work hours. She has put her mettle to the test by tackling a whole new range of topics. Since she has joined last May 2015, she has since become an expert on home loans, fever management, and the state of education in the Philippines. It may not be makeup or boy bands, but with her work one thing is for certain – there is no such thing as a meek opinion.

Feb 2017
FINANCE AND INDUSTRIES 01:45pm, Feb 09, 2017
From buyer to seller: sound business advice straight from shoppers

MANILA, Philippines – Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an already successful one, you've probably considered opening an online store. Going digital is a no-brainer: it requires ...

Dec 2016
FINANCE AND INDUSTRIES 04:50pm, Dec 06, 2016
How to fulfill your goals on schedule

MANILA, Philippines – As adults, we create goals for ourselves that include career achievements and personal milestones. Usually, these come with a deadline. Get promoted in a year, travel alone at ...

Sep 2016
FINANCE AND INDUSTRIES 07:41pm, Sep 15, 2016
A case for the debit card

MANILA, Philippines – Millennials are a misunderstood bunch. They're painted as a group of overgrown children with questionable work ethic and a penchant for expensive craft beer. But their ...

Jul 2016
HEALTH AND SELF 05:12pm, Jul 27, 2016
Underarm daily: A routine to keep your underarms in tiptop shape

MANILA, Philippines – What’s your daily beauty routine like? Whether you’re a wash-and-wear type of girl or someone who likes to spend time perfecting a winged eye, you probably have a few habits ...

Jun 2016
TRAVEL, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE 02:22pm, Jun 08, 2016
5 spending moments that can actually help you save more

MANILA, Philippines – You’ve probably heard the advice that in order to save, you have to cut back on spending. But on certain occasions, spending more can actually lead to bigger savings. Once ...

TRAVEL, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE 07:00am, Jun 04, 2016
Snapshot of a city: Ortigas Center at a glance

MANILA, Philippines – With a skyline full of skyscrapers and roads filled with vehicles, Ortigas Center sets itself apart as one of the most important central business districts (CBD) in Metro ...

TRAVEL, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE 07:00pm, Jun 03, 2016
When to skimp, when to spend: Budget travel tips

MANILA, Philippines – There's a popular quote that goes: “take vacations, go to as many places you can. You can always make money; you can't always make memories." Traveling is one of the most ...

HOME AND PARENTING 05:51pm, Jun 03, 2016
Fun activities to try with your kids before school starts

MANILA, Philippines – It comes as no surprise that kids love summer vacations. After all, that’s two months without homework, and usually, unlimited playtime. Some also look forward to it because of ...

May 2016
FINANCE AND INDUSTRIES 07:02pm, May 31, 2016
INFOGRAPHIC: Fast facts on online shopping in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Remember Multiply? For Filipinos, it was the website that arguably brought e-commerce into the mainstream fore. “Multiply shopping” became such a huge part of the site, with ...

TRAVEL, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE 08:04pm, May 20, 2016
What to bring on your first hike

MANILA, Philippines – Looking for a new experience this summer? Why don’t you try hiking through your first mountain? You’ve probably had a mild case of FOMO* over beautiful photos of your friends’ ...