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.

Jul 2017
PHILIPPINES 08:24am, Jul 25, 2017
Duterte says online defenders, trolls hired only during campaign

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte admitted paying people to defend him on social media but said this only happend during the campaign season and not after he was elected. A study by ...

PHILIPPINES 10:17pm, Jul 24, 2017
Duterte: PH, China to do joint exploration in West PH Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos can soon expect joint exploration for oil in the West Philippine Sea between the Philippines and China, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 24. “When they ...

PHILIPPINES 06:25pm, Jul 24, 2017
Duterte claims Joma Sison sick with colon cancer

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Monday, July 24, that communist leader Joma Sison is suffering from colon cancer. Duterte made the claim in his second State of the Nation ...

PHILIPPINES 06:19pm, Jul 24, 2017
Duterte claims Rappler 'fully owned by Americans'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In his second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that social news site Rappler is "fully owned" by Americans, warning the company that ...

PHILIPPINES 10:30am, Jul 23, 2017
SONA 2017 Promise Tracker: Duterte gets started on most vows

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte made 16 major promises in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in 2016. A look at the year that has gone by shows that his adminstration has ...

PHILIPPINES 08:53pm, Jul 21, 2017
Duterte to make warrantless arrests even without martial law

MANILA, Philippines – If Congress does not extend martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte is prepared to make warrantless arrests "in good faith." "Now, ‘pag wala na ‘yan (martial law) ...

PHILIPPINES 07:47pm, Jul 21, 2017
Duterte to consult miners, Gina Lopez to 'rearrange' mining

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte intends to call on miners and his former environment chief Gina Lopez to "rearrange" the mining sector, possibly with the help of new ...

PHILIPPINES 05:24pm, Jul 21, 2017
Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang dismissed concerns voiced by American lawmakers during a United States Congress hearing on the Duterte administration's drug war, saying the real judge of its ...

PHILIPPINES 05:00pm, Jul 21, 2017
Aquino on Duterte 1st year: Cooperation, not conflict, is better route

MANILA, Philippines – Cooperation, not conflict, should define the Philippines' ties with other countries. This was what former president Benigno Aquino III had to say about how the nation's ...

PHILIPPINES 12:01pm, Jul 21, 2017
Duterte says he declared martial law to avoid impeachment

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte told troops in Marawi City that he declared martial law in Mindanao to avoid impeachment. He would have been ripe for impeachment, he said, if he did ...