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.

Apr 2017
PHILIPPINES 06:31pm, Apr 25, 2017
NHA: Drop in collections in Bulacan housing site after Kadamay takeover

BULACAN, Philippines – The National Housing Authority in Region 3 has reported a steep drop in collections from a government housing site in Bulacan, following the takeover of members of urban poor ...

PALARONG PAMBANSA 08:20pm, Apr 23, 2017
Duterte tells Palaro athletes to fight for country

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte opened Palarong Pambansa 2017 by telling its young athletes to learn how to fight for the country in case there will be a state of anarchy. "You have ...

INSIDE TRACK 06:00pm, Apr 23, 2017
Quiet birthday celebration for Robredo as she turns 52

It's a quiet Sunday for Vice President Leni Robredo as she spent her first birthday as the country's second top official by just staying at home. "The Vice President is going to spend her birthday ...

PHILIPPINES 04:51pm, Apr 22, 2017
200,000 jobs available in DOLE Labor Day job fair

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has set up over 50 job and livelihood fairs nationwide on May 1 to commemorate Labor Day. Bureau of Local Employment Director ...

PHILIPPINES 03:40pm, Apr 21, 2017
Robredo to 'do everything' to block Marcos return to power

LAGUNA, Philippines – Despite criticism, impeachment threats, and an election case against her, Vice President Leni Robredo said she will ensure that former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr would not get ...

PHILIPPINES 01:26pm, Apr 20, 2017
Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr asked the Supreme Court (SC) to junk the counter-protest of Vice President Leni Robredo, citing her failure to pay a ...

INSIDE TRACK 10:30pm, Apr 19, 2017
LOOK: Robredo receives honorary degree from Camarines Sur university

Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday, April 19, received an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities from the University of Saint Anthony (USANT) in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, her home ...

PHILIPPINES 06:10pm, Apr 19, 2017
Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday, April 19, announced that it will hold a special job fair for settlers in housing projects of the National Housing ...

PHILIPPINES 04:15pm, Apr 19, 2017
DOLE to order regularization of 10,000 PLDT employees

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he will direct the regularization of around 10,000 employees of PLDT Incorporated after finding out ...

PHILIPPINES 10:38pm, Apr 18, 2017
DAR order to install Davao del Norte farmers void – Lapanday Foods

MANILA, Philippines – Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) on Tuesday, April 18, expressed its opposition to the installation order issued by Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano ...