Raisa Serafica

raisa.serafica@rappler.com

Raisa finds fulfillment in hard work, and finds peace in music.

As a student, she juggled an array of jobs: working in a fastfood chain, serving as a student assistant, teaching Korean students, transcribing interviews, and writing articles for online content.

A month before she graduated, she entered Rappler as a researcher/writer for #BudgetWatch. She covered budget deliberations, mined data on national budget, and wrote stories on good governance and accountability.

Currently, Raisa is the social media producer of MovePH, Rappler’s advocacy platform and civic engagement arm. She also manages its core movers and volunteers who want to help change the world.

She has always been fond of the Beatles but many of her favored tracks are local. Gary Granada, Joey Ayala, Up Dharma Down, Johnoy Danao, and Ebe Dancel are just some of her staple tunes.

She believes in the power of the masses and knows that with everyone fighting for a better world, nothing will be unattainable.

Jul 2020
MOVEPH 07:10pm, Jul 06, 2020
ABS-CBN employees to lawmakers: Renew franchise so we can continue to serve

MANILA, Philippines – They're more than just numbers. Much has been said about the 11,000 employees of ABS-CBN who will be affected in case the broadcast giant's franchise renewal gets the thumbs ...


Jun 2020
IN-DEPTH 02:00pm, Jun 27, 2020
In the fight vs COVID-19, these women mayors didn't take chances

MANILA, Philippines – From New Zealand with Jacinda Ardern to Taiwan with Tsai Ing-wen, from Germany under Angela Merkel to Finland under Sanna Marin, much has been said about how having women ...


TECHNOLOGY 01:57pm, Jun 07, 2020
'I don’t feel safe, Facebook': After discovery of ghost accounts, users demand better account protection

MANILA, Philippines – Did you find an empty Facebook profile bearing your name? You are not alone. On Sunday, June 7, hundreds of Filipinos woke up discovering several accounts using the exact or a ...


May 2020
MOVEPH 10:22pm, May 05, 2020
Attack on all: Media groups show solidarity with ABS-CBN following closure order

MANILA, Philippines – For many media groups, an attack on one is an attack on all. In a rare show of solidarity, several media groups rallied behind ABS-CBN after the National Telecommunications ...


PHILIPPINES 07:41pm, May 05, 2020
NUJP urges Filipinos resist closure order vs ABS-CBN in online candle-lighting protest

MANILA, Philippines – At a time when the government is calling on the public to “heal as one,” it comes as an irony that the National Telecommunications Commission ordered the closure of ...


Apr 2020
PHILIPPINES 07:49pm, Apr 11, 2020
Pay it forward: Coronavirus survivors urge others who recovered to donate blood

MANILA, Philippines – After patients recover from the deadly coronavirus, what’s next? In a Facebook live by Public Health Communications Advisory Network (PHCAN) among coronavirus survivors, Dr ...


Mar 2020
PHILIPPINES 09:20pm, Mar 21, 2020
Cops stop homeless shelter services again in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Since news of the Luzon-wide lockdown broke, Fr. Flavie Villanueva and volunteers at the Arnold Janssen Kalinga (Kain at Ligo nang Ayos, or "eat and bathe properly") Center in ...


MOVEPH 05:32pm, Mar 12, 2020
Staying compassionate in the time of coronavirus

The global spread of coronavirus isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon. Because of that – sure – it is tempting to be selfish and it is easy to feel powerless. In the Philippines, as ...


Jan 2020
MOVEPH 09:51pm, Jan 16, 2020
What other LGUs can learn from Albay's Mayon response plan

MANILA, Philippines – Does the country have standard protocols for volcanic eruptions? While the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) came up with Operation Listo, a manual for ...


May 2019
BLOG 07:44am, May 14, 2019
[OPINION] Let us not call Filipino voters ‘bobo’

As soon as partial, unofficial results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) came in on Monday night, May 13, posts blaming “uneducated” voters flooded social media. (READ: The 'long night:' ...