David Lozada


David is a story-teller, an educator, and a traveler. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication minor in Global Politics degree, Cum Laude and Program Awardee, from the Ateneo de Manila University in March 2013.

In college, he headed 7 sector-based development organizations in the Council of Organizations of the Ateneo for 2 consecutive terms.

A part of the first-ever batch of Rappler interns, David is currently a multimedia reporter and a community manager for Rappler‘s civic engagement arm, MovePH. He covers human rights, disasters, climate change, and development issues. He also handles MovePH's communities of citizen journalists and activists in 12 provinces nationwide.

In November 2013, during his 8th month as a journalist, he was named Young Development Journalist of the Year in the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA), hosted by the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute.

He covered the Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics in China in August 2014 and the Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympics in Norway in February 2016 as one of the elite young journalists around the world selected in the International Olympic Committee's Young Reporters Programme.

In November 2015, his story on child hunger and malnutrition won the People's Choice Award in Save the Children's Media Awards.

In September 2016, Lozada was selected as an Academic Fellow on Civic Engagement in the US State Department's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. He spent 5 weeks at the University of Nebraska at Omaha learning about how democractic institutions and civil society can work together to create genuine change. During his fellowship, he was named an Honorary Citizen of the State of Nebraska and the City of Omaha.

When he's not reporting about local governments' disaster mitigation plans or protests, he travels around the world – chasing sunsets, praying in Buddhist temples, and eating street food.

May 2019
IMHO 07:00pm, May 15, 2019
[OPINION] In defense of those who want to leave

As the votes came in on Monday night, May 13, links to articles about how to migrate to New Zealand, Canada, and other progressive countries started spreading on social media. Some did it out of ...

Aug 2017
MOVEPH 07:02am, Aug 06, 2017
Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

MELBOURNE, Australia – Elin Anisha Guro may be more than 5,500 kilometers away, but she is doing her part to bring back normalcy to the besieged city of Marawi. A PhD student at the University of ...

Jul 2017
MOVEPH 06:02pm, Jul 17, 2017
Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

MELBOURNE, Australia – For the first time in the history of Filipinos in Australia, the creation of a nationwide student alliance comes closer to reality as student leaders from different states ...

IMHO 11:00pm, Jul 01, 2017
Being a Filipino abroad in the time of Duterte

"Why is your president killing people? Why did he say this or that? How big of a problem is drugs in your country? Is it safe to go to the Philippines?" These are questions I've memorized the answers ...

Jun 2017
MOVEPH 07:09pm, Jun 02, 2017
Climate groups hit Trump for quitting Paris climate deal

MANILA, Philippines – Non-governmental organizations are still hopeful about combating climate change even as US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, June ...

May 2017
STAYNEGATHIVE 05:19pm, May 03, 2017
Pia Wurtzbach is new UNAIDS Asia-Pacific goodwill ambassador

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the new face of the fight against the human immunodeficieny virus/accute immuno deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). For her advocacy ...

Apr 2017
MOVEPH 07:46pm, Apr 15, 2017
Catbalogan builds PH’s 2nd floating pool to empower athletes

MANILA, Philippines – No pool? No problem! In a bid to develop world-class swimmers from the city, the Catbalogan City Division of the Department of Education (DepEd) created a floating swimming ...

MOVEPH 01:12pm, Apr 09, 2017
WATCH: Kids making a difference in small ways

MANILA, Philippines – Are you mad about instigating change? From a simple outreach project in December 2009, youth organization I Am M.A.D. (Making A Difference) has since touched the lives of 1,420 ...

Mar 2017
MOVEPH 05:17pm, Mar 30, 2017
WATCH: How shoeboxes bring hope to remote, conflict-hit schools

MANILA, Philippines – Got a shoebox at home? Don't throw it away. It can open up education opportunities for youth in far-flung, conflict-stricken areas. Project Shoebox, an initiative by Col ...

MOVEPH 11:42pm, Mar 24, 2017
WATCH: Tapping youth volunteerism for public service

MANILA, Philippines – Public health, agriculture, and education are some of the problems plaguing the city of Candon in Ilocos Sur province. With the absence of the Sangguniang Kabataan, there has ...