About Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada covers the Office of the President and Bangsamoro regional issues for Rappler. She started covering Philippine politics during the 2016 national elections, when she tailed the presidential campaign of then-mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Before that, she covered the environment, agriculture, and disaster beat, giving her the chance to cover the 2015 Paris climate change conference, chase super typhoons, and report their impact on communities.

After graduating magna cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in communication, she worked as a writer-producer for a late-night newscast on GMA 7.

Her hobbies include reading, playing with her dog, and rock-climbing. She has climbed the 4 highest peaks in the Philippines. She is also a Carlos Palanca award winner.

Follow her on Twitter via @piaranada.

Email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.