Wyatt Ong


Wyatt works on the Life and Style and Entertainment sections for Rappler.

The unique space allows her to straddle two passions: business and the arts. To her, there is no difference.

She graduated magna cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University in 2010 with a degree in Management and a minor in English Literature. She was active in the school’s literary publication Heights, where she was Associate Editor, and was a fellow in the 8th Ateneo National Writers Workshop. She is one of the recipients of the Loyola Schools Award for the Arts in the poetry category.

After college, she began her career in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, cultivating a growing passion for research and numbers while spending most of her time immersed in the retail environment.

Her interest in operations management and process flow design would reapply itself following a career change to media. She was first Online Editor of iammeg.ph, and then Deputy Editor at meg magazine, a lifestyle publication for young Filipinas.

In 2014, she joined Rappler, where she can be found covering everything from local beauty pageants to international singing sensations.

Dec 2016
MOVIES 05:50pm, Dec 28, 2016
A fond farewell to Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, from Princess Luya

I remember it so clearly – the image of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, Leia, and Luke Skywalker in the flesh, walking out to greet fans as a surprise at the finale of Star Wars Celebration 2016 in ...

MUSIC 10:07am, Dec 25, 2016
WATCH: 'Siberia,' the latest from Ang Bandang Shirley, is what you need to hear today

MANILA, Philippines – Fans can now watch the music video for "Siberia," the latest from beloved indie band Ang Bandang Shirley. There is plenty to love about the new song and its accompanying music ...

FOOD 08:07pm, Dec 18, 2016
Paradise Dynasty, home of the famous, colorful 8-flavor xiao long bao

MANILA, Philippines – The S Maison mall at the Conrad is still filling up its space for various establishments, but many diners have already begun to stop by Paradise Dynasty on its second floor, ...

MUSIC 01:55pm, Dec 18, 2016
[WATCH] Rappler Christmas Live Jam: A special show dedicated to OFWs

Click here to watch Rappler's Christmas Live Jam Sunday, December 18, 2pm, Manila time MANILA, Philippines – With the deepest appreciation for all our Live Jam viewers, Rappler Entertainment ...

MOVIES 08:18pm, Dec 10, 2016
[MMFF 2016] Saving 'Saving Sally,' 12 years in the making

– Note: Plot points (but not spoilers) from Saving Sally are discussed below – MANILA, Philippines – When Avid Liongoren started filming Saving Sally in 2005, his goal, along with writer Charlene ...

Oct 2016
MOVIES 10:16pm, Oct 23, 2016
'Internet's boyfriend,' Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch, keeping it real

HONG KONG – There's a scene in Doctor Strange where the famous, ultra-successful neurosurgeon extracts a bullet from a man's head, as the folks in the operating room look on. He pulls it off quickly ...

MOVIES 04:36pm, Oct 14, 2016
Tilda Swinton, Scott Derrickson on 'Dr Strange' whitewash casting

HONG KONG – Kicking off the Doctor Strange press tour in Hong Kong, star Tilda Swinton and director Scott Derrickson once more addressed criticism of Hollywood whitewashing of Tilda's casting as the ...

MOVIES 09:03pm, Oct 12, 2016
In 'Inferno,' Robert Langdon returns: 7 fun facts about the movie

SINGAPORE – Seven years after Angels & Demons hit theaters, another film based on Dan Brown's novels makes its way to the big screen. Longtime friends Tom Hanks and director Ron ...

Sep 2016
MUSIC 03:32pm, Sep 24, 2016
Pentatonix in PH: On the balut experience, pitch perfect Pinoy fans, and more

MANILA, Philippines – After their June 2015 concert, fans wished for them to come back – and Pentatonix has made that dream a reality. They are back for another Manila show set for Saturday, ...

MOVIES 05:57pm, Sep 21, 2016
'Magnificent Seven': 7 things you didn't know

SINGAPORE – The Magnificent Seven, set to hit theaters September 21 in the Philippines, is a story about redemption, right and wrong, and social injustice. It pits 7 outlaws, defenders of the ...