Estrella Torres is currently a diplomatic journalist with BusinessMirror in the Philippines. Her work includes writing features on foreign affairs, terrorism and transnational crimes in the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Torres is also keenly interested in covering issues concerning the environment and climate change through analysis of government, nongovernmental organisations and international organisations like the United Nations and the European Union. She has covered human rights extensively in the last few years, reporting on human rights abuses in Myanmar and the Philippines. She has been a human rights journalist for both the TODAY newspaper and The Manila Times and a court reporter for The Business Daily. She was a journalism professor at the College of Communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.