Portia Ladrido is a writer and editor who specializes in long-form features on social justice, current affairs, and the arts. She is the co-founder of INKLINE, a media platform in Oxford, UK that focuses on solutions journalism. She is also the Metro Manila coordinator of the Solutions Journalism Network, a New York-based nonprofit that advocates for the rigorous reporting of solutions. Additionally, she writes speeches, scripts, and statements for the Philippine's first female socialist senator.
Previously, she was an editor at CNN Philippines Life, the digital features arm of CNN Philippines. During her time at CNN, she was awarded the Human Rights Journalism Fellowship by the Philippine Human Rights Information Center for her coverage of social issues. The fellowship also allowed her to investigate on the human rights abuses perpetrated by the military to peasant farmers in Eastern Visayas, one of the poorest regions in the Philippines.
She graduated with a Master's degree in International Journalism at Cardiff University, UK through an international scholarship awarded by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.