After speaking to Angelica Yang, I know she’s got the qualities of an excellent journalist — she’s humble, hardworking, curious, and a creative problem-solver in the face of difficulties. With a deep interest for science, communication, and human stories, Angelica is only 21 but has produced an impressive body of work: over a hundred of her articles have appeared in leading publications in the Philippines, including Philippine Daily Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News Online, and The Appulse.
Yang has been writing for these national publications since she was eleven. Moved by injustices at a young age, Yang watched a BBC documentary on the Gaza-Palestine war and wrote a poem about it. Two weeks later, the poem found itself a home in the The Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Yang has been writing ever since.
Now, ten years later, Yang is an award-winning undergraduate in the journalism programme at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. In September, Yang won an award from the Philippine’s national Department of Science of Technology (DOST) institute. In the professional category, Yang placed third in the Outstanding Media Practitioner for S&T Reporting at the DOST Bantog: Science for the People Award.