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.

Mar 2018
PHILIPPINES 06:48pm, Mar 23, 2018
At Dimple Star bus crash site, Duterte orders nationwide crackdown on illegal buses

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a crackdown on buses illegally plying routes nationwide, after visiting the site of the fatal Dimple Star bus crash on Friday, ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 07:50pm, Mar 22, 2018
Malacañang on Hayley Atwell: Who's she?

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang shrugged off British American actress Hayley Atwell's decision to cancel her visit to the Philippines, even wondering, "Who's she?" Presidential Spokesperson Harry ...

PHILIPPINES 11:43am, Mar 22, 2018
On Duterte's orders, NFA Council speeds up rice procurement

MANILA, Philippines – Upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, the National Food Authority (NFA) Council authorized the start of procurement of 250,000 metric tons of rice, targeting arrivals ...

PHILIPPINES 09:10pm, Mar 21, 2018
Duterte appoints Melvin Mitra as PCUP commissioner

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Melvin Mitra of Liga Independencia Pilipinas as commissioner for the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP). Duterte signed ...

INSIDE TRACK 05:28pm, Mar 21, 2018
Duterte to Robredo: 'I love to see my Vice President'

Is the ice beginning to thaw for President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo? It seems that frequent interaction with the Vice President has had an effect on the firebrand Duterte who, ...

PHILIPPINES 03:03pm, Mar 21, 2018
Duterte lists down demands for OFW protection in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte wants the Kuwaiti government to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) get 7 hours of sleep, are well-fed, enjoy holidays, and won't have their ...

INSIDE TRACK 02:45pm, Mar 21, 2018
Napoles lawyer Stephen David once presented at Cabinet meeting

Lawyer Stephen David's close ties to President Rodrigo Duterte was put under the national spotlight when he admitted asking for legal advice from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the move ...

PHILIPPINES 08:17pm, Mar 20, 2018
Mistresses, live-in partners of politicians can still run in draft charter

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A provision to bar mistresses or paramours of a politician from running for public office did not make it to the draft constitution being crafted by Malacañang's ...

PHILIPPINES 05:13pm, Mar 20, 2018
Malacañang defends late suspension of classes, 'imminent threat' claim

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang defended President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to suspend classes on Tuesday, March 20, amid claims that it was based on "fake news," and criticism that it was ...

PHILIPPINES 04:35pm, Mar 20, 2018
Mining firms supplying communists with bombs to lose license – Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte wants the licenses of mining companies revoked if they are found to be supplying explosives to communist groups. Malacañang said this was one of his ...