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.

Apr 2017
ASEAN 12:06pm, Apr 25, 2017
Schedule of activities: ASEAN 2017 Summit from April 26-29

MANILA, Philippines – Manila is gearing up to host the 30th ASEAN (Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit and Related Meetings from April 26 to 29. The 30th ASEAN Summit itself will take ...

PHILIPPINES 07:53pm, Apr 24, 2017
Palace says ICC complaint meant to 'embarrass, shame' Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang slammed the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte with the International Criminal Court, saying it is intended merely to "shame" the Chief ...

ASEAN 07:03pm, Apr 24, 2017
IN PHOTOS: How Duterte bonded with ASEAN leaders

MANILA, Philippines – On Saturday, April 29, President Rodrigo Duterte will officially welcome 9 other Southeast Asian leaders to the first international summit he will host: the 30th ASEAN Summit ...

PHILIPPINES 04:59pm, Apr 24, 2017
PSG chief 'ready' to protect 10 ASEAN leaders

MANILA, Philippines – After only a month as President Rodrigo Duterte's chief of security, Presidential Security Group commander General Lope Dagoy now faces the challenge of ensuring the safety of ...

PHILIPPINES 02:05pm, Apr 24, 2017
Honeylet Avanceña to host ASEAN leaders' spouses

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña to be “official hostess” of the spouses of heads of government attending the 30th Association of ...

PHILIPPINES 12:31pm, Apr 24, 2017
8 country leaders, Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A total of 8 heads of government and one foreign minister will fly to Manila to attend the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on Saturday, ...

INSIDE TRACK 07:48am, Apr 22, 2017
Is Duterte just choosy about awards, honors he accepts?

Though President Rodrigo Duterte declined the University of the Philippines honorary degree by saying it’s his “personal policy” not to accept awards, he has had no qualms accepting other awards or ...

PHILIPPINES 05:17pm, Apr 21, 2017
Duterte aboard Varyag: 'Russia is with me'

MANILA, Philippines - The second visit of a Russian warship to the Philippines under his administration makes President Rodrigo Duterte confident he can face security challenges ahead. Aboard guided ...

INSIDE TRACK 12:01pm, Apr 21, 2017
After Evasco, Go meeting, will NFA issue be resolved soon?

After reports of a rift between Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, the two met up, apparently to have a talk, in Davao City. In another encounter in ...

PHILIPPINES 06:17pm, Apr 20, 2017
Palace: Austrian firetruck deal will proceed

MANILA, Philippines – For now, Malacañang sees no reason to stop the implementation of the Austrian fire truck deal that got former interior secretary Ismael Sueno fired. Abella issued the statement ...