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.

Nov 2017
PHILIPPINES 11:50am, Nov 20, 2017
Santiago fired for 'junkets' abroad, accepting favors from drug lords – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago was fired by President Rodrigo Duterte, not just for his public statements, but also for supposedly going on ...

PHILIPPINES 11:41am, Nov 20, 2017
Duterte wants Chinese company to be 3rd PH telecom player

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offered to China the chance to operate the 3rd telecommunications company in the Philippines, with the goal of ending the duopoly in the ...

INSIDE TRACK 08:39am, Nov 18, 2017
Premier Li tells Philippine media, China welcomes you

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang amused Filipino reporters when he said China's doors are open to Philippine media. Li, who was on an official visit to the Phiippines, said this in his joint ...

PHILIPPINES 06:10pm, Nov 17, 2017
Mocha Uson says no plans to run for senator, but...

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary and controversial Duterte online defender Mocha Uson said she has no intention of running for senator in 2019 despite ...

PHILIPPINES 04:05pm, Nov 17, 2017
PCOO does not hire 'keyboard army' – Andanar

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar denied a report by US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House that the government is paying an "army" of online ...

PHILIPPINES 01:09pm, Nov 17, 2017
PH military on Amnesty Int'l report: Abusive soldiers will be disciplined

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reiterated its commitment to protecting human rights, in response to an Amnesty International report that government forces also ...

PHILIPPINES 06:20pm, Nov 16, 2017
PH sees no need to put Hague ruling in Code of Conduct

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said on Thursday, November 16, that it does not see how the landmark legal victory of the Philippines against China can be included in the Code of Conduct to be ...

INSIDE TRACK 04:03pm, Nov 16, 2017
Malacañang shrugs off Trump mispronouncing Duterte's name

"No slight taken." This is how Malacañang reacted to United States President Donald Trump's mispronunciation of President Rodrigo Duterte's name as "Duarte" during a White House press conference on ...

PHILIPPINES 03:25pm, Nov 16, 2017
Malacañang mum on Uson posting misquote of Trudeau

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque refused to give a Malacañang response to the posting by Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of a graphic misquoting ...

INSIDE TRACK 02:54pm, Nov 16, 2017
Harry Roque bids social media (temporary) goodbye

After being slammed by rabid pro-Duterte online supporters for defending journalists, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque bid goodbye to the task of managing his own social media accounts. Roque, on ...