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Janelle Dumalaon

February 22, 2021

DW Business Moderatorin Janelle Dumalaon (Composite)

Born in:

Paranaque City, Philippines


Tagalog, English, German

Degrees/Journalistic experience:

I did my undergrad in Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, then moved to Berlin for my master’s degree in Journalism. I freelanced for a variety of newspapers until I landed at DW!

With DW since:


Favorite quote:

This is slightly embarrassing, but a quote I often think about comes from a jogging baboon featured in the second season finale of BoJack Horseman. He says: “it gets easier. Every day, it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day – that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.” He’s really not just talking about jogging.

My personal hero:  

Maria Ressa

7 things I would like to do if I were given the chance:

  1. Join The Amazing Race (I have no realistic chance of winning)
  2. Find a way to spend half my year in the Philippines and the other half in Germany
  3. Guest star as a voice talent in a cartoon
  4. Go on a silent retreat (mostly to get to know everyone else’s motivations for going, which..they can’t tell me)
  5. Own a bar
  6. Learn to farm
  7. Win at a sporting event (especially difficult, seeing as I play no competitive sports)