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.

Sep 2017
PHILIPPINES 08:50pm, Sep 20, 2017
Duterte to Paolo: If you're guilty, I'll order you killed

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte raised the stakes should it be proven that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, is involved in illegal acts. The President claimed on ...

PHILIPPINES 06:31pm, Sep 20, 2017
Honeylet Avanceña seen in New York for UN General Assembly

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña was spotted in New York City, where she claimed she was attending the United Nations General Assembly. In an ...

PHILIPPINES 06:15pm, Sep 20, 2017
Duterte says Trillanes, De Lima to face DAP cases soon

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte hinted that his critics in Congress, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and detained Senator Leila de Lima may soon face cases related to the controversial ...

PHILIPPINES 04:53pm, Sep 20, 2017
Duterte raises bounty for 'ninja cops' to P3 million

MANILA, Philippines – Unsatisfied with the status of the hunt for policemen involved in illegal drug trafficking, President Rodrigo Duterte decided to increase his reward for their capture to P3 ...

PHILIPPINES 04:08pm, Sep 20, 2017
Duterte proclamation warns against Sept 21 'infiltrators'

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No 319 told protesters holding mass actions on Thursday, September 21, to be on the lookout for "instigators" who might spark violence ...

PHILIPPINES 03:24pm, Sep 20, 2017
What Duterte is protesting on September 21

MANILA, Philippines – If you can't beat them, join them. While President Rodrigo Duterte's critics are expected to stage rallies on September 21, a day he has declared a "national day of protest," ...

PHILIPPINES 01:45pm, Sep 20, 2017
What Duterte's proclamation says about Marcos' Martial Law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may have expressed admiration for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and may have agreed to his hero's burial, but the President's recent proclamation ...

PHILIPPINES 12:35pm, Sep 20, 2017
Duterte wants arrest for loiterers, people who drink in public

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte wants police to "pick up" those who loiter in the streets at night and arrest persons drinking in public places. He said this during a speech on ...

PHILIPPINES 10:16am, Sep 20, 2017
Philippine embassy in Mexico damaged by quake – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – There are no reports yet of any Filipino casualty in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, but the quake has damaged the country's embassy ...

PHILIPPINES 09:35am, Sep 20, 2017
Duterte wants someone else to appoint barangay OICs if polls postponed

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he doesn't want the power to choose officers-in-charge (OICs) if the barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections are again postponed. Duterte said ...