Rina Jimenez-David

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Rina Jimenez-David (born January 11, 1955) is notable as a Philippines journalist and columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is an advocate for women's health issues. She was awarded Best Columnist for Excellence in Population Reporting at the Global Media Awards in 2004 and the TOWNS award in 2013. She was a judge in a contest to select outstanding teachers. She met with Philippine president Noynoy Aquino and other journalists and politicians in 2012. She was the managing editor of a publication about her Jimenez family genealogy entitled In Search of Family published in 2001. She lived in Alaminos, Pangasinan, graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1976, and joined the broadsheet newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer in 1988. She studied journalism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore. Her book Women at Large was a finalist in the Philippine National Book Awards in 1994.


  • Philippine Inquirer, AWARDS, Accessed Nov. 29, 2013, “...Best Columnist for Excellence in Population Reporting. (Rina Jimenez David) 2004 Global Media Awards...”
  • Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nov. 28, 2013, An ‘un-tiger Mom’, Accessed Nov 29, 2013
  • Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nov. 26, 2013, Buffing the image of NGOs, Accessed Nov 29, 2013
  • Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nov. 21, 2013, A new disaster in the making, Accessed Nov 29, 2013
  • Philippine Star, Rebecca C. Rodriguez, June 17, 2008, Here's to Women's Health, Accessed Nov. 29, 2013, “...National chairwoman of Pilipina and trustee of several NGOs and health care associations Rina Jimenez-David admits that she is not a women’s health expert although she writes a lot about it. Because women haven’t been heard enough, Jimenez-David hopes to make women’s health a political issue and that reproductive health would have popular public support....”
  • Rina Jimenez-David, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nov. 14, 2013, Women, disasters and TOWNS, Accessed Nov 29, 2013
  • Note: an acronym for The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service
  • Negros Daily Bulletin, July 2, 2013, Events: TOWNS Search Inviting Negrense Women Nominees, Accessed Nov. 29, 2013, “...To date, a total of 149 outstanding women have received the TOWNS award. The illustrious list includes ... Rina Jimenez-David (women’s right advocacy), ...”
  • Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat, Philippine Information Agency, Sep. 2, 2013, News Feature: Gingoog educator gets Outstanding Teacher award, Accessed Nov. 29, 2013, “...The national finalists then faced the 2013 Final Board of Judges chaired by ... and Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI)... Columnist Rina Jimenez-David....”
  • Joanne Rae M. Ramirez, Philippine Star, December 20, 2012, P-Noy bares his ‘sweet’ successes, Accessed Nov. 29, 2013, “...President Noynoy Aquino with ... Rina Jimenez-David...”
  • Alfred A. Yuson, Updated October 29, 2001, Philippine Star, In the bosom of family, Accessed Nov. 29, 2013, “...Generations: In Search of Family is a privately published coffeetable book that lists Chulia Jimenez-Azarcon and Ramon T. Jimenez as its copyright owners and editors, Rina Jimenez David as managing editor...”