Rambo Talabong is an award-winning journalist with seven years of experience covering crime, politics, and disinformation.
He led the unflinching coverage of the Duterte drug war by pioneering independent news website Rappler, where he exposed the systematic wrongdoing of policemen in their operations.
Rambo is deeply passionate about meeting audiences where they are. He produces online explanatory videos on his and other journalists' reporting in his channels, which have accumulated over 800,000 followers across social media.
He has been honored with the Jaime V. Ongpin journalism prize in the Philippines, the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards, and the Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong, and has been a fellow at the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to 2 Journalists, Highlighting Fight for Press Freedom, The New York Times
In The Shadow of False Light, Nobel Peace Prize Commission
Under Duterte, Philippines allowed forgery of drug war death records
Killed, buried, exhumed: Drug war victims still find no peace in Duterte’s Philippines
Last words of a victim: ‘The police are about to kill me'
How the Duterte government underreported drug war killings
South China Sea: How a Chinese vessel got away with sinking a Philippine boat
Philippines, U.S. hold drill amid China militarization of South China Sea
The new killing fields in Duterte's drug war
The profile of a hostage-taker
Rappler’s Rambo Talabong among 7 panelists in prestigious journalism seminar
Rappler report on hospital 'EJK' victim wins human rights award
An exclusive report by Rappler’s Rambo Talabong is a merit winner at the 25th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong.