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.

Mar 2017
PHILIPPINES 06:00pm, Mar 21, 2017
DOLE issues cease and desist order vs 'sacada' recruiter

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) removed a service cooperative linked to labor trafficking from its list of authorized contractors and subcontractors. Greenhand ...

PHILIPPINES 08:10pm, Mar 20, 2017
Alvarez impeachment threat is 'harassment' – Robredo legal adviser

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo may be ready to face the potential impeachment case against her, but her camp admits the threat issued by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is ...

PHILIPPINES 05:25pm, Mar 20, 2017
LOOK: Robredo's letter to PNP requesting info on drug war

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Monday, March 20, addressed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa's claim that they did not receive any letter from ...

PHILIPPINES 10:44am, Mar 20, 2017
LP senators urge Pimentel to focus on issues, not Robredo's impeachment

MANILA, Philippines – Senators of the Liberal Party (LP) on Monday, March 20 called on Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III to give his attention to key issues rather than the moves to impeach ...

PHILIPPINES 12:30am, Mar 20, 2017
Duterte assures Trump of friendship, cooperation

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday, March 19, that he is open to strong ties with the administration of US President Donald Trump. "Kami ni President Trump, okay kami ...

PHILIPPINES 11:25pm, Mar 19, 2017
Duterte claims Robredo in a hurry to become president

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte named Vice President Leni Robredo as among his political enemies, who he slammed during his meeting with the Filipino community in Myanmar on Sunday, ...

PHILIPPINES 06:30pm, Mar 19, 2017
Impeachment a numbers game? Robredo to rely on lawmakers' principles

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez may have enough numbers in the House of Representatives but the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo said they are not troubled as they believe ...

IN-DEPTH 11:00am, Mar 19, 2017
Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

MANILA, Philippines – Mother Gemma Atacador and her family used to live in an improvised home made of scraps until they moved to a resettlement site that the government developed in their area in ...

PHILIPPINES 01:31pm, Mar 18, 2017
Duterte supporters stage rally in front of Robredo’s office

MANILA, Philippines – It was the first time that a protest was held before the Quezon City Reception House of VIce President Leni Robredo on Saturday, March 18. Most criticisms against her have been ...

PHILIPPINES 03:31pm, Mar 17, 2017
Robredo only stated facts in UN video, says spokesperson

MANILA, Philippines – Amid criticism of Vice President Leni Robredo's video message to the United Nations (UN), her spokesperson said she only stated facts and did not humiliate the country before ...