Pia Ranada


Pia Ranada

Follow her on Twitter via @piaranada
Email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com

Pia Ranada got her first taste of journalism during a media internship in the Netherlands that taught her how to write stories far beyond her comfort zone and her side of the international dateline.

After graduating magna cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Communication, she worked as a writer-producer for a late-night newscast on GMA 7. There she learned how to write news under time pressure, how to weave together moving images and text and how to share stories in a compelling manner.

These experiences have given her the skills to work as a multimedia reporter for Rappler covering the environment, agriculture and heritage beats.

She has also reported for Rappler's Life & Style and Entertainment sections, allowing her to cover a silent film festival one month and a massive oil spill the next.

Her passion for the environment is constantly cultivated by her favorite past times, mountaineering and skin diving. She has climbed the 4 highest mountains in the Philippines and hopes to climb many more.

A heritage advocate, she helped revive the youth chapter of the Heritage Conservation Society. She is also a Carlos Palanca award winner and children's book author.

May 2017
PHILIPPINES 04:30pm, May 26, 2017
LOOK: Duterte's report to Congress on martial law

MOSCOW, Russia – President Rodrigo Duterte was able to comply with the 1987 Constitution's requirement that he submit a report on his martial law proclamation to Congress within 48 hours after he ...

PHILIPPINES 07:45pm, May 25, 2017
Russia ready to help in Duterte's drug war

MOSCOW, Russia – The Philippines can count on Russia's highly experienced intelligence service and security agencies to help in its fight against illegal drugs. This was one of the assurances made ...

PHILIPPINES 02:36pm, May 25, 2017
Satisfaction with Duterte admin improves – SWS poll

MOSCOW, Russia – Satisfaction with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte improved in the first months of 2017, according to a new survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, ...

PHILIPPINES 12:14pm, May 25, 2017
PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

MOSCOW, Russia – The Philippines and Russia sealed a total of 10 deals after President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Moscow, including an agreement on defense cooperation. The signing of the deals by ...

PHILIPPINES 07:52am, May 25, 2017
Trade, tourism chiefs downplay impact of martial law in Mindanao

MOSCOW, Russia – The Philippines' trade and tourism chiefs sought to downplay concerns that the imposition of martial law in Mindanao would set back their sectors. In a news conference here on ...

PHILIPPINES 08:10am, May 24, 2017
Duterte asks Putin for 'soft loan' for arms

MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 23, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for a soft loan for purchase of firearms. Duterte made the request during his ...

PHILIPPINES 07:13am, May 24, 2017
Duterte says his martial law to be similar to Marcos time

MOSCOW, Russia – The martial law in Mindanao which President Rodrigo Duterte just declared will be no different from martial law during the time of Ferdinand Marcos, the President himself said ...

PHILIPPINES 06:10am, May 24, 2017
Putin expresses condolences over Marawi attack

MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his condolences over the Marawi City attack in person to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their bilateral meeting on ...

PHILIPPINES 12:26am, May 24, 2017
Duterte cuts short Russia trip amid Marawi clashes

MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – An hour after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, the Palace announced he is cutting short his Russia visit and flying back to the Philippines ...

PHILIPPINES 11:28pm, May 23, 2017
Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

MOSCOW, Russia (4th UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the island of Mindanao following the attack of the Maute Group in Marawi City. "As of 10 pm Manila time, he has ...