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.

Dec 2017
PHILIPPINES 07:21pm, Dec 14, 2017
62% of 2017 endo targets completed – DOLE

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has regularized at least 125,000 of 200,000 contractual workers it targeted to regularize in 2017. The figure means DOLE closed ...

PHILIPPINES 09:50pm, Dec 13, 2017
Sanofi admits Dengvaxia doses imported into PH before contract

MANILA, Philippines – Even before pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur bagged a contract from the Philippine government, it had already imported stocks of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine into the ...

PHILIPPINES 06:35pm, Dec 13, 2017
Sanofi exec denies meeting with Aquino a 'sales pitch'

MANILA, Philippines – Sanofi Pasteur Asia-Pacific head Thomas Triomphe denied that the courtesy call of his company's executives on former president Benigno Aquino III was a "sales pitch." "We ...

PHILIPPINES 11:58am, Dec 13, 2017
Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has become a top global source of child pornography with around 80% of Filipino kids at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying, a global Unicef report said ...

PHILIPPINES 06:30pm, Dec 12, 2017
DOLE open to redesigning OFW ID after getting flak for Duterte photo

MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Tuesday, December 12, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) would consider changing the design of the identification cards for ...

BUSINESS 06:05pm, Dec 12, 2017
PH underemployment rate drops to lowest in 10 years

MANILA, Philippines – The number of employees seeking additional work hours reached its lowest rate in a decade. Based on the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority ...

PHILIPPINES 01:46pm, Dec 12, 2017
PCUP chair Ridon: We served 'with integrity and competence'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor Chairman Terry Ridon said that he and his fellow PCUP officials have served "with integrity and competence," after ...

PHILIPPINES 10:53am, Dec 12, 2017
Bill on job-skills mismatch hurdles final reading in Senate

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, December 11, passed on third and final reading a bill that seeks to address the problem of job mismatch in the country. Senate Bill 1456 or the Philippine ...

PHILIPPINES 06:22pm, Dec 09, 2017
When kids don’t know they are victims of sexual abuse

MANILA, Philippines – Kim’s* big smile and hearty laughter are sources of comfort at the center she shares with fellow victims of abuse. She is the resident jester in a place where young girls are ...

PHILIPPINES 01:49pm, Dec 08, 2017
P1-B livelihood aid allotted for Marawi siege victims – DSWD

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has earmarked P1 billion to assist victims of the Marawi City crisis in their recovery through livelihood ...