Chared Verschuur-Ballo

journalist and communications specialist

Multimedia, multiplatform journalist, writer and communications professional. My passion lies in telling stories, working with words and finding the best platform to communicate information.

I write about European knowledge and technology transfer, science and technology, the Filipino community in the Netherlands, expat life, experiences while traveling, success stories, multimedia journalism and development communication.

Along with collecting and sharing information, I am also particularly interested in beautiful typography, digital tools and technology, photography, historical mysteries, cultural diversity and languages. I love to travel and to see more of the world has been a fixation since I stepped into the vast jungle called journalism.

During my free time, I bead, bake, create wordpress websites or look for a new hobby to obsess myself with. What do you do on your free time?



GMA News |

NTG: Pagkaing Pinoy na batchoy, ipapauso ng isang Pinoy chef sa The Netherlands | Video

The Hague, The Netherlands – Nothing beats the comfort of hot soup in cold weather. In the Netherlands, Filipino cruise ship chef Khokoy Cabales wishes to introduce the batchoy...

GMA News |

Saksi: Binatilyong Pinoy, pinili mula sa mahigit 100 bata para gawaran ng Int'l Children's Peace...

Saksi is GMA Network's late-night newscast hosted by Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales. It airs Mondays to Fridays at 11:30 PM (PHL Time) on GMA-7. For more videos from Saksi,...

24 Oras |

24 Oras: 13-anyos na taga-Cavite, pinarangalan ng International Children's Peace Prize

24 Oras is GMA Network's flagship newscast, anchored by Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco. It airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 PM (PHL Time) and on weekends at 5:30 PM. For...

GMA News |

BT: Pahayag ni Joma Sison ng CPP ukol sa impeachment trial ni CJ Corona

Joma Sison on Corona impeachment

GMA News |

24oras: Loboc Children's Choir wows audience in The Hague

GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere

YouTube |

Koninginnedag 2012

Video of Queen's Day 2012 as celebrated in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands (as part of the project for the "Creating Video" course of the New York Times Knowledge Network)

GMA News |

NTG: Dating Eskrima world champion, isinusulong ang paggamit ng arnis | Video

Former Eskrima world champion who happens to be a Filipina promotes Filipino martial art in Europe.

Self-produced Videos

Vimeo |

Empowering Filipinos Abroad

This video is a partial completion of the DEVC207 subject of the MA Development Communication study of the University of the Philippines Open University. The story...

YouTube |

Philippine Rolling Store

A story about a Filipino woman who sells Filipino products in The Netherlands with her "rolling store".

Science Journalism

FEMS Focus

On the impact of microbiology in Europe

This issue of the FEMS Focus features an interview with Prof. Anne Glover, European Commission's Scientific Advisor.

FEMS Focus

Virus on Trial

FEMS Focus addresses the H5N1 controversy unleashed when Dr. Ron Fouchier and colleagues submitted a manuscript describing aerosol transmission of the H5N1 influenza virus...

FEMS Focus

Taking TB to the frontline

To enlighten us on the issue of tuberculosis (TB), FEMS interviewed Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Stop TB...

FEMS Focus

Microbes turn wild

To communicate the EHEC crisis effectively, FEMS Focus interviewed two experts on the bacterium. Dr Helge Karch is a leading German E. coli researcher who discovered what...

FEMS Focus

Science and Media

Scientists are usually not popular as communicators. Most often, the communicating is left to science journalists or press relations officers. 2001 Nobel Prize awardee on...

FEMS Focus

The journey of man, told by bacteria

FEMS Focus interviewed National Geographic Explorer-in-residence Spencer Wells and he told use the story of man which can be discovered through bacteria.