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.

Jan 2018
PHILIPPINES 01:25pm, Jan 15, 2018
Poor families to get P200 tax reform subsidy starting January

MANILA, Philippines – This January, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to begin the release of a P200 cash subsidy for poor households affected by the tax reform ...

PHILIPPINES 09:26am, Jan 13, 2018
NAPC's Liza Maza says federalism alone won’t solve poverty

MANILA, Philippines – The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) said that a shift to a federal government alone would not be enough to yank millions of Filipinos out of poverty. NAPC Lead Convenor ...

PHILIPPINES 04:16pm, Jan 12, 2018
Marawi rehab: The work ahead

MANILA, Philippines – Five months. That’s how long it took for thousands of people living in Marawi City to lose their homes, properties and, for some, lives of their loved ones. For almost half a ...

PHILIPPINES 04:14pm, Jan 10, 2018
Veloso family unable to visit Mary Jane on 33rd birthday

MANILA, Philippines – Imprisoned Filipina Mary Jane Veloso’s birthday celebration will be lonelier this year as her family was unable to visit her in Indonesia. Her parents Cesar and Celia Veloso ...

PHILIPPINES 11:42am, Jan 10, 2018
Mary Jane Veloso's birthday wish: 'Hear my testimony in court'

MANILA, Philippines – On her 33rd birthday, detained overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Mary Jane Veloso has one wish – for the Philippine court to hear her testimony against her traffickers. The ...

PHILIPPINES 02:05pm, Jan 09, 2018
Martial Law victims may get full compensation by May 12

MANILA, Philippines – By May 12 this year, victims of human rights violations during the Martial Law years may expect to get 100% of their monetary compensation. Human Rights Victims' Claims Board ...

PHILIPPINES 12:57pm, Jan 09, 2018
Rise in jobseekers, dip in vacancies– PSA

MANILA, Philippines – While the number of jobseekers continue to increase, there have been fewer job vacancies in the country, government data showed. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority’s ...

PHILIPPINES 12:48pm, Jan 08, 2018
Families of call center employees who died in Davao fire to receive P5-M aid

MANILA, Philippines – A total of $115,000 (P5.7 million*) will be given to families of Research Now SSI employees who lost their lives during the holidays in the fire that engulfed the NCCC mall in ...

PHILIPPINES 11:28am, Jan 08, 2018
Martial Law victims to seek enforcement of Hawaii ruling through SC

MANILA, Philippines – Victims of human rights violations during Marcos-time Martial Law will file a petition with the Supreme Court (SC) to allow the enforcement of a Hawaii court judgment granting ...

PHILIPPINES 09:45am, Jan 08, 2018
67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – At least 67 cops will face sanctions by the end of January, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday, January 8. In a ...