Ryan Macasero


Ryan Macasero
Follow him on Twitter via @ryanmacasero
Email him at ryan.macasero@rappler.com

Ryan honed his journalism chops as a community reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. He majored in international studies and minored in political science at California State University, East Bay. He was intending on pursuing a career in diplomacy until an internship at a local newspaper in 2010 changed all that.

Ryan can speak his parents' mother tongue, Cebuano, as well as (some) Tagalog and Spanish.
He freelanced for several Fil-Am and hyper-local community online and print news outlets before joining Rappler as a social media producer and editor of #BalikBayan.

Ryan is a 2013 awardee of the New America Media Ethnic Media Awards for Southern California and was nominated twice by the Philippine American Press Club for the 2012 Plaridel Awards for Filipino American Journalism.

He sees the news as the adventure of a lifetime. It has taken him from the city halls and county offices of the San Francisco Bay to the concrete jungles of Manila. Aside from journalism, Ryan’s other obsessions include jazz music, the blues, Amy Winehouse and coffee.

Oct 2019
PHILIPPINES 06:18pm, Oct 20, 2019
Duterte on 75th anniversary of Leyte landing: Filipinos still at war vs illegal drugs

LEYTE, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte was absent from the activities here on Sunday, October 20, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the landing of American and Filipino forces on the ...

PHILIPPINES 04:42pm, Oct 20, 2019
Japan 75 years after Leyte landing: ‘Avoid war, value peace’

LEYTE, Philippines – On the 75th anniversary of the return of American General Douglas MacArthur to the Philippines, marking the country's liberation from the Japanese occupation in 1944, Chargé ...

PHILIPPINES 04:45pm, Oct 17, 2019
Labella's first 100 days: No more business permit 'purgatory' in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was mainly focused on clearing waterways and sidewalks during his first 100 days in office but he said he managed to accomplish another maor ...

PHILIPPINES 04:24pm, Oct 16, 2019
PNP firearms chief De Leon is next Central Visayas top cop

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon, head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms and Explosives Office, will take over as Central Visayas police chief. PNP ...

RAPPLER IQ 11:44am, Oct 16, 2019
Get to know Metro Manila's new police chief Debold Sinas

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Brigadier General Debold Sinas took the helm of the police force of the country’s biggest metropolitan area on Wednesday, October 16. (READ: Central Visayas top cop Debold ...

MOVEPH 05:26pm, Oct 11, 2019
Cebuanos launch campaign to save centuries-old roadside trees from gov't project

MANILA, Philippines – Cebuanos only have a few days left to stop the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from cutting down old roadside trees in two southern Cebu cities. Separate ...

PHILIPPINES 02:00pm, Oct 11, 2019
Metro Manila's next top cop sees diversity, big population as challenges

MANILA, Philippines – Brigadier General Debold Sinas, the outgoing Central Visayas police regional director, said he would face big adjustments when he assumes his new post as National Capitol ...

PHILIPPINES 05:36pm, Oct 10, 2019
Dumaguete approves ordinance establishing 24/7 library

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Dumaguete city council approved on second reading on Wednesday, October 9, an ordinance for the establishment of a library that should be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a ...

PHILIPPINES 07:55pm, Oct 09, 2019
Cebuano Cinema Development Council finally sworn in after 5 years

 CEBU CITY, Philippines – On his 100th day in office on Tuesday, October 8, Mayor Edgar Labella swore in the members of the Cebuano Cinema Development Council (CCDC), a body created in 2014 but had ...

PHILIPPINES 09:24am, Oct 08, 2019
Cebu has most reported HIV cases in Central Visayas

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu has the highest number of reported HIV cases in Central Visayas (Region 7) between January and May 2019. According to a recently released report by the Department of ...