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.

Sep 2017
PHILIPPINES 09:15am, Sep 20, 2017
40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery – ILO

MANILA, Philippines – Even in the year 2016, slavery continues to take modern forms. A new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO), together with the Walk Free Foundation and the ...

PHILIPPINES 05:26pm, Sep 19, 2017
152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

MANILA, Philippines – Despite major gains in minimizing child labor, there remains 152 million children engaged in forced work according to the new report by the International Labor Organization ...

SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT 07:00am, Sep 17, 2017
#InspireCourage: Giving hope to the hopeless

MANILA, Philippines – Father Flavie Villanueva urged participants of the Social Good Summit (SGS) on Saturday, September 16, to give hope to the poorest Filipinos in the face of the troubles the ...

PHILIPPINES 09:33pm, Sep 16, 2017
#2030NOW: Curbing hunger and restoring children's dignity

MANILA, Philippines – In a country where malnutrition is a serious problem, everyone's help is needed. There is an estimated number of 7 million malnourished Filipinos, with around 95 children ...

PHILIPPINES 05:50pm, Sep 14, 2017
P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

MANILA, Philippines – Minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P21 more after the regional wage board issued its decision on petitions for a wage increase on Thursday, September 14. This ...

PHILIPPINES 04:50pm, Sep 11, 2017
Martial Law victims remembered on Marcos' 100th birth anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – Under pouring rain, protesters greeted the centennial of the birth anniversary of the late, deposed President Ferdinand Marcos Monday, September 11, by commemorating the lives ...

PHILIPPINES 06:48pm, Sep 08, 2017
No need to legislate 4-day workweek, says Tripartite council

MANILA, Philippines – The labor department, employers, and workers' groups have come up with a unified position on the passage of the bill proposing to shorten the minimum number of working ...

PHILIPPINES 05:10pm, Sep 08, 2017
DSWD: Stop killing children

MANILA, Philippines –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) appealed for greater protection of the children in the wake of the successive killings of teenagers, some of them related ...

PHILIPPINES 04:22pm, Sep 08, 2017
Over 48,000 workers to be regularized – DOLE

MANILA, Philippines – Over 48,000 contractual workers are set to join the ranks of regular employees, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Friday, September 8. Labor Undersecretary ...

PHILIPPINES 01:50pm, Sep 08, 2017
100,000 jobs for Filipinos to be available in Japan – DOLE

MANILA, Philippines – 

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it would be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan in November to open jobs for Filipinos in private ...