About Me

I’m Buena Bernal, a freelance journalist based in Manila, Philippines with professional experience in print, online and broadcast journalism.

​I am a writer, reporter, media fixer, producer and over-all multimedia specialist trained in breaking news, enterprise reporting and cultivating news sources given my unique blend of previous beat reporting experience on the courts and the justice system, elections, labor and migration issues, environment, women’s rights and healthcare.

My past and present clients include CNN International, SBS World News Australia, Channel NewsAsia, Al Jazeera English, Union of Catholic Asian News, Asia Sentinel and Rappler, among others.

I am also the creator of Workers Of PH, a non-profit online platform for stories about the courage and grit of the Filipino working class.

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

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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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Union of Catholic Asian News

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The Filipino Times

Rappler

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Sample Videos

NEWS REPORTS REEL

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA (Sample Live Reports)

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA (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