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
INSIDE TRACK 10:40am, Sep 23, 2017
Duterte's constant musings on death, resignation

Nobody can really know what President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking. One person close to him says he delights in people misreading him because it means no one can decipher his innermost thoughts. For ...

NEWS 03:39pm, Sep 22, 2017
Sept 21 protests 'elevated public discourse,' says Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – While Malacañang declared September 21 a "national day of protest," did it listen to the sentiments expressed by protesters? "This message was clearly sent across and heard by ...

PHILIPPINES 02:19pm, Sep 22, 2017
Malacañang condemns killing of Horacio Castillo III

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang denounced Friday, September 22, the killing of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio Castillo III. "We strongly condemn the senseless killing of Horacio ...

PHILIPPINES 06:36pm, Sep 21, 2017
DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima offers to resign

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima has offered to resign after serving the Duterte administration for 14 months. A source from ...

INSIDE TRACK 01:15pm, Sep 21, 2017
What's Mocha Uson doing at UN General Assembly in New York?

Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson wasn't present at her department's budget hearing on Wednesday, September 20, because she was in New York to attend the United Nations ...

PHILIPPINES 10:45am, Sep 21, 2017
Melania Trump invited Honeylet Avanceña to New York event – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – It was United States First Lady Melania Trump who invited Honeylet Avanceña to attend events at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, said Malacañang on Thursday, ...

PHILIPPINES 09:11am, Sep 21, 2017
Duterte defends drug war in meeting with U.S. ambassador

MANILA, Philippines – The bloody drug war and the deaths of teenagers supposedly linked to it were among the major topics in a meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and United States Ambassador ...

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 ...