I am a writer and editor focusing on social justice, politics, and culture. I am also a solutions journalism trainer and consultant, focusing on Asia Pacific, and accredited by the Solutions Journalism Network. 

In 2016, I co-founded INKLINE, an international, volunteer-based media platform that features solutions-focused stories. In 2017, I pioneered the first Solutions Journalism forum in the Philippines, introducing the journalism approach to reporters, development workers, and academics. I have since been the Lead Convener of the solutions journalism community in the Philippines.

I have led solutions journalism workshops, developed modules, and mentored for media development organisations, such as the Thomson Reuters Foundation, One World Media, PPMN, and WAN-IFRA, among others.

Previously, I was a producer, writer, and editor 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 am also a speechwriter 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 policy communications 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.

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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