Before joining the Gold Star Daily, Cong worked as the deputy director
of the multimedia desk of the Philippine Center for Investigative
Journalism (PCIJ), and before that he served as a writing fellow of
Vera Files. Under the pen name "Cong," Leonardo Vicente B. Corrales
has worked as a journalist since 2008.
Corrales has published news, in-depth, investigative and feature articles on agrarian reform, peace and dialogue initiatives, climate justice, and socio-economics in local and international news organizations, which which includes among others: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, MindaNews, Interaksyon.com, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua News Wires, Thomson-Reuters News Wires, UCANews.com, and Pecojon-PH.