Raisa Serafica


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.

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:' ...

BLOG 05:00pm, May 06, 2019
[OPINION] What can you do besides voting?

This is a #PHVote newsletter sent to Rappler subscribers on May 3, 2019. I am Raisa Serafica and I head MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm. Our unit is in charge of growing a community of ...

Dec 2018
BLOG 10:03am, Dec 22, 2018
What I wish happened when I got bullied

I don’t look back at my high school experience with fond memories as most of my friends do. It was in second year high school when I was bullied. It wasn’t the typical form of bullying. I wasn’t ...

Sep 2018
MOVEPH 06:24pm, Sep 02, 2018
Experts warn Cebuanos vs anonymous Facebook pages

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In July 2017, a number of schools in Cebu City canceled classes following a social media post on an alleged bomb threat. Cebu Flash Report (CFR), a popular Facebook page, ...

May 2018
MOVEPH 04:27pm, May 19, 2018
Power in Her Story: Women publishing books for women

MANILA, Philippines – In fulfillment of one of her past projects, women’s rights advocate Nikki Luna interviewed a group of Filipino women living along Agham Road in Quezon City. She asked them, “If ...

Mar 2018
MOVEPH 10:46am, Mar 31, 2018
Netizens slam devotees, tourists for leaving trash in Holy Week sites

MANILA, Philippines – Netizens have called out devotees and tourists who left piles of trash in pilgrimage and vacation sites as they observed Holy Week. Irate netizens voiced their criticism after ...

MOVEPH 09:07am, Mar 17, 2018
Private colleges to gov’t: We need your help too

MANILA, Philippines – Should the government also help fund higher private education? If members of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) were to be asked, the ...

MOVEPH 01:12pm, Mar 08, 2018
Netizens express grief over razed UP Shopping Center

MANILA, Philippines – Netizens expressed grief over the fire that hit the University of the Philippines - Diliman Shopping Center (UP SC) on Thursday, March 8. According to netizens, the shopping ...

Feb 2018
MOVEPH 04:59pm, Feb 23, 2018
#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of Filipinos – mostly youth – took to the streets on Friday, February 23, as their call to uphold human rights and press freedom also created a stir on social ...