WELCOME

Buena Bernal is a Manila-based journalist for over 6 years now. She has professional experience in print, online and broadcast journalism. She produces both long-form articles and video reports on a wide range of public interest issues in the Philippines.

​She is a writer, reporter and producer trained in breaking news, enterprise journalism and cultivating news sources, with a unique blend of previous beat reporting on the courts and the justice system, labor and migration issues, women’s rights and healthcare.

She has freelanced for CNN InternationalChannel NewsAsia, Union of Catholic Asian News, Asia Sentinel and Al Jazeera English, among others. She has assisted in SBS World News Australia’s coverage of the Philippines’ elections and started her professional career in the media industry as a staffer & multimedia reporter for news site Rappler while in college.

She also created Workers Of PH, an online platform for stories about the courage and grit of Filipino workers.

Email her at buenabernal@gmail.com for projects, pitches and story tips.

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Sample Articles

SAMPLE GENERAL NEWS

CNN International

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Channel NewsAsia

BUENA LIVE

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BusinessWorld

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Asia Sentinel

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Interaksyon

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Rappler

The Filipino Times

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Vera Files / Yahoo! News

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SAMPLE BUSINESS NEWS

BusinessWorld

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Rappler

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SAMPLE FEATURE

Rappler

Union of Catholic Asian News

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Workers Of PH

SAMPLE ESSAY

La Croix International

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Asia Sentinel

Union of Catholic Asian News

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The Filipino Times

Rappler

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Sample Videos

NEWS REPORTS REEL

Channel NewsAsia (Sample Live Reports)

Channel NewsAsia (Sample Packages)

Rappler (Sample Packages)

Sample In-depth

SAMPLE LONG-FORM & INVESTIGATIVE

Corruption in government

Workers’ Safety and Health

Human Trafficking

Corporate malpractice

Job Security

Big picture stories: Judiciary, Labor, Healthcare

Public Health

SAMPLE PROFILES & HUMAN INTEREST

SAMPLE STORY PROJECTS