KD Suarez



Follow him on Twitter via @kdpsuarez
Email him at: kd.suarez@rappler.com

KD is a scientist by training and a journalist by profession. He was born in Quezon City but was raised in Virac, Catanduanes.

He grew up bent on pursuing a career in science. He studied at the Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus and later completed his degree in environmental science at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007. He holds a minor in English literature, was part of school newspaper The Guidon, and then helped form KATIPUNAN, an award-winning, independent student-run newsmagazine based at the University.

While waiting for calls from environmental consulting companies after graduation, he took a 3-month stint as a mobile content writer for UAAP basketball games at ABS-CBN Interactive - even if he's not a basketball fan. He eventually became the community editor of ABS-CBN News Online, assigned to work with this newfangled thing called social media. He was part of the team handling the social media components of the TV Patrol and Bandila microsites, and headed the Halalan 2010 social media desk.

He is now a desk editor for Rappler, and is also reporting on science, technology, the environment, and everything in between.

Dec 2017
PHILIPPINES 02:38pm, Dec 10, 2017
Enrique Ona: Successor 'solely responsible' for dengue vaccine mess

MANILA, Philippines – Former health secretary Enrique Ona placed the blame over the dengue vaccine controversy on the "leadership that took over" the Department of Health after he left in 2014. "In ...

Sep 2017
ASIA PACIFIC 03:00pm, Sep 25, 2017
Malaysia hits ASEAN Chairman's Statement on Myanmar crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Malaysia on Sunday, September 24, called the ASEAN Chairman's Statement on the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state a "misrepresentation" of the real situation on the ground. The ...

PHILIPPINES 03:05pm, Sep 06, 2017
UP still lone PH university in THE World University Rankings

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) remains the lone Philippine university in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. UP is now in the 601-800 bracket of ...

Jun 2017
ASIA PACIFIC 08:50am, Jun 28, 2017
PH-friendly Chinese tycoon probed for bribery – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese real estate tycoon seen as one of the major figures in the thawing of Sino-Philippine relations under the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is ...

TECH NEWS 01:54pm, Jun 21, 2017
Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down as chief executive officer of the pioneering ride-hailing service, as the company reels from legal woes and ...

EUROPE 07:12am, Jun 09, 2017
Filipino-British citizen among London attack fatalities – embassy

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino-British citizen is confirmed to be one of the fatalities in the central London terror attack last Saturday June 3, the Philippine embassy in London confirmed ...

MIDDLE EAST 08:43am, Jun 08, 2017
Al Jazeera decries blocking of channels, bureau closures

MANILA, Philippines – Al Jazeera on Wednesday, June 8, denounced the blocking of its channels and closure of its bureaus in several Arab countries, in connection with the ongoing diplomatic crisis ...

PHILIPPINES 12:01pm, Jun 04, 2017
Ex-DOF employee is Resorts World gunman – police

MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – Police on Sunday, June 4, identified the suspect in the attack at Resorts World Manila as a former employee of the Department of Finance (DOF) who is "heavily in ...

May 2017
GLOBAL AFFAIRS 10:45pm, May 23, 2017
Inclusivity to guide Fiji's presidency in COP23 climate talks

BERLIN, Germany – At a crucial time in climate diplomacy, the small island-state of Fiji is at the helm, helping steer negotiations for the rule book of the implementation of the Paris ...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS 10:25pm, May 23, 2017
Germany, Fiji push for continued cooperation in climate talks

BERLIN, Germany – Germany and Fiji, the two countries leading the global climate negotiations this year, on Tuesday, May 23, called on the world to continue fighting climate change, despite ...