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Environmental Journalist The Philippine Star
Rhodina Villanueva is a reporter for a daily newspaper, the Philippine Star, where she covers the Environment and Natural Resources Department, the Agrarian Reform Department and the Commission on Human Rights. A former reporter for broadsheet newspaper Today, Villanueva aims to use her writing as an instrument to inspire, inform and set people to action, especially on critical issues such as climate change.
“The fellowship helped me realize that there are venues we can maximize to share important information, and to heighten the public’s awareness on environmental issues.”