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.

Oct 2017
PHILIPPINES 05:00pm, Oct 19, 2017
Marawi evacuees to get DSWD aid for 2 months after returning home

MANILA, Philippines – Residents displaced by the Marawi crisis can expect more aid from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for two months upon return to their homes. According ...

PHILIPPINES 02:40pm, Oct 18, 2017
Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade – study

MANILA, Philippines – Social media has been proven to be a powerful tool for positive social impact but it is also being used for crime, such as the cybersex trade. A new study released by Plan ...

PHILIPPINES 05:50pm, Oct 17, 2017
Robredo lauds military for Marawi liberation

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo hailed the dedication of soldiers deployed to Marawi as President Rodrigo Duterte declared that the war-torn city is already ...

INSIDE TRACK 04:04pm, Oct 17, 2017
Malacañang aspirations? 'Not until I have a mascot,' quips Robredo

She said she was joking but Vice President Leni Robredo seemed to have packed a punch against Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa when she responded to the top cop's ...

PHILIPPINES 02:48pm, Oct 17, 2017
Destabilization, revolutionary govt threats sow fear – Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo warned government officials against giving out “baseless” statements and accusations because these instill fear among Filipinos. “Nag-aalala tayo ...

PHILIPPINES 10:23pm, Oct 16, 2017
Cebu, Davao not joining October 17 transport strike

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The second day of the nationwide transport strike against the government’s planned jeepney modernization program on Tuesday, October 17, will be scaled down, as fewer ...

PHILIPPINES 04:44pm, Oct 16, 2017
Cavite workers seek gov’t intervention on temporary factory shutdown

MANILA, Philippines – Several garment and electronics factory workers raised their concern over the temporary closure of a company in the Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ), calling it a form of ...

PHILIPPINES 12:05pm, Oct 16, 2017
100% participation in transport strike in parts of Luzon – Piston

MANILA, Philippines – Parts of Luzon saw "100%" participation in the nationwide transport strike on Monday, October 16, as jeepney operators and drivers protest against the government's public ...

PHILIPPINES 08:30am, Oct 16, 2017
DSWD medical aid now available to families of gov’t contractuals

MANILA, Philippines – Family members of government contract of service workers (COS) are now entitled to receive medical benefits through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) ...

PHILIPPINES 04:40pm, Oct 12, 2017
U.S. cites 'significant advancement' in PH anti-child labor drive

MANILA, Philippines – The United States Department of Labor (DOL) lauded the Philippine government's efforts to eliminate child labor. In the findings of the DOL's Worst Forms of Child Labor report ...