Mara Cepeda

Philippines Correspondent

Mara Cepeda joined The Straits Times in 2022 after working for seven years at Rappler, where she covered some of the biggest political news in the Philippines. She specializes in stories on politics, governance, diplomacy, and women’s rights. In 2021, she was chosen for the prestigious Asia Journalism Fellowship in Singapore and the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship to cover the 76th United Nations General Assembly.