Patty Pasion

Patty covers the House of Representatives. For the 2016 elections, she has been following the campaign of presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago and running mate Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Before joining Rappler as a reporter, she was segment producer and writer for GMA News and Public Affairs. She was part of the network’s investigative arm, the Special Assignments Team, where she reported on development issues of vulnerable sectors, the pork barrel scandal, and other anomalies in government.

Her work as a journalist has allowed her to talk to lawmakers as well as people from all walks of life, among them farmers in Iloilo who are still relying on rainwater for irrigation, and mothers living in far-flung areas who struggle with birthing. This has given her insight into how the interplay of politics and policies affect the lives of ordinary Filipinos.

Patty graduated cum laude with the degree of BA Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

In between thinking of her next story pitch and getting ready for the daily grind, she enjoys being a young homemaker, growing her herb garden and baking cupcakes and cookies.

Jun 2017
PHILIPPINES 04:55pm, Jun 22, 2017
Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

MANILA, Philippines – Civil society leaders affected by the crisis in Marawi City urged the national government to fast-track the release of the cash assistance they are expecting to celebrate the ...

PHILIPPINES 03:05pm, Jun 22, 2017
What evacuees can expect from gov’t when they return to Marawi

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Secretary Judy Taguiwalo announced on Thursday, June 22, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is procuring tents that will temporarily house ...

PHILIPPINES 09:00am, Jun 22, 2017
P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

MANILA, Philippines – When Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency, the number of families without their own homes was at 5.5 million – 1.5 million of them informal settlers. At the same time, ...

INSIDE TRACK 02:52pm, Jun 21, 2017
Hands-on mom Robredo helps daughter settle in U.S.

Vice President Leni Robredo squeezed in mother duties after a speaking engagement in Los Angeles, as she flew to Massachusetts to check on her eldest daughter, Aika. Robredo posted photos of her and ...

PHILIPPINES 06:05pm, Jun 20, 2017
Marcos urged to pay P2.08-B Comelec expenses due to his protest

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo insist former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr must shoulder the expenses that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has incurred because of ...

PHILIPPINES 02:10pm, Jun 19, 2017
Gov't ready to help OFWs affected by Qatar diplomatic row

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Qatar that they will get help finding new employers in case they become unemployed due ...

IN-DEPTH 09:00am, Jun 18, 2017
Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

MANILA, Philippines – At age 72, Arturo Fabular, walks the stretch of Caloocan City to the nearby city of Meycauayan in Bulacan but not as exercise for his personal well-being. Every day, he ...

PHILIPPINES 05:14pm, Jun 16, 2017
SC forms panel of commissioners for Marcos vs Robredo case

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has ordered the creation of a panel of commissioners to preside over matters concerning the ...

PHILIPPINES 02:50pm, Jun 15, 2017
Philippines lifts moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has lifted the suspension of the deployment of workers to Qatar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Thursday, June 15. Bello said the decision was ...

PHILIPPINES 05:15pm, Jun 12, 2017
Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

MANILA, Philippines – "Defending democracy is our biggest fight today." This was Vice President Leni Robredo's message as she called on Filipinos to strengthen the country's "weakening" democratic ...