I am a writer/researcher focusing on social justice, politics, and culture.

I am also a Solutions Journalism consultant and trainer, accredited by the Solutions Journalism Network, and a co-founder of INKLINE, a volunteer-based media platform that features solutions-focused stories from across the world. In 2017, I pioneered the first Solutions Journalism forum in the Philippines, and has since led workshops in the Asia Pacific for organisations such as the Thomson Reuters Foundation, One World Media, PPMN, and WAN-IFRA, among others.

Additionally, I am also a speechwriter/political writer and researcher for a democratic socialist senator in the Philippines, framing issues on women's and children's rights, foreign relations, and national security. I have been particularly interested in public policy communications and research on human trafficking, transnational crimes, and the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea — issues that require the community of nations to come together for solutions.

Previously, I was a reporter for the digital features arm of CNN Philippines. During my time at CNN, I was awarded the Human Rights Journalism Fellowship by the Philippine Human Rights Information Center for my coverage of social issues.

I obtained my Master's degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, through a scholarship awarded by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. I am currently part of the 2023/2024 cohort of the Academy of Young Diplomats program of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland.

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Email ladrido.portia@gmail.com

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