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.

Jan 2018
PHILIPPINES 03:10pm, Jan 17, 2018
Malacañang claims no chance Bong Go intervened in frigate deal

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang came to the defense of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go in response to allegations he intervened in a government project for the construction of two Navy ...

PHILIPPINES 12:36pm, Jan 17, 2018
Roque suggests blogger accreditation for Rappler once SEC ruling final

MANILA, Philippines – If Rappler loses its license to operate, it can opt to apply for blogger accreditation under the office of Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson for its continued Palace ...

PHILIPPINES 11:25pm, Jan 16, 2018
Duterte says he'll file 'plunder' case vs Prietos

MANILA, Philippines – Though the Prieto family has allowed the government to take over its Mile Long property and has sold its shares in the Philippine Daily Inquirer to businessman Ramon Ang, for ...

PHILIPPINES 08:35pm, Jan 16, 2018
Duterte to media: Criticize 'with moderation'

MANILA, Philippines – While claiming he is an "ally" of the media, President Rodrigo Duterte advised journalists to criticize his administration "with moderation" and to be forgiving when writing ...

PHILIPPINES 08:00pm, Jan 16, 2018
Duterte calls Rappler 'fake news outlet'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte referred to Rappler as a "fake news outlet" as he ranted about a recent article published on the site about his aide, Special Assistant to ...

PHILIPPINES 02:35pm, Jan 16, 2018
Philippines wants full refund from Sanofi for dengue vaccine mess

MANILA, Philippines – Though pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur has agreed to a P1.4-billion refund of unused Dengvaxia vials, Malacañang insists on a full refund of the total P3.5 billion spent ...

PHILIPPINES 01:40pm, Jan 16, 2018
Malacañang: At least Duterte didn't order military vs Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – In an apparent bid to downplay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruling against Rappler, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said that things could have been ...

PHILIPPINES 01:11pm, Jan 16, 2018
Duterte denies hand in SEC ruling vs Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte had no idea the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was going to revoke Rappler's incorporation documents, Malacañang said on Tuesday, January ...

PHILIPPINES 05:40pm, Jan 15, 2018
Dante Jimenez heads Duterte's anti-corruption commission

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte tapped Dante Jimenez, chairman of the pro-administration Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), to head the Presidential Anti-Corruption ...

PHILIPPINES 04:30pm, Jan 15, 2018
Malacañang: Rappler can exhaust legal remedies vs SEC decision

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Malacañang said Rappler is free to contest the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision to revoke its license to operate. In a statement sent to reporters on ...