Pia Ranada


Pia Ranada

Follow her on Twitter via @piaranada
Email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com

Pia Ranada is assigned to the Malacañang beat. She first covered Philippine politics during the 2016 national elections. Before that, she covered the environment, agriculture, and disaster beat.

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, rock-climbing, and mountaineering. She has climbed the 4 highest peaks in the Philippines. She is also a Carlos Palanca award winner.

Aug 2018
PHILIPPINES 03:10pm, Aug 16, 2018
Malacañang on driver-only car ban: 'Let's give it a chance'

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang appealed to citizens to be open-minded about the ban on driver-only cars on EDSA being tested by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Presidential ...

INSIDE TRACK 02:18pm, Aug 16, 2018
Roque on Marcos as Duterte successor: What would Alan say?

It's not often that the spokespersons of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo are on the same page, but Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's exclusion as a favored Duterte ...

PHILIPPINES 12:54pm, Aug 16, 2018
Duterte to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins election protest

MANILA, Philippines – If former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins his election case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte will likely step down. Presidential Spokesperson ...

PHILIPPINES 12:44pm, Aug 16, 2018
PCOO tells officials, employees: 'Be mindful' of social media posts

MANILA, Philippines – Over a week after Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's viral federalism video that sparked public outrage, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) ...

RAPPLER IQ 11:10am, Aug 16, 2018
EXPLAINER: Duterte's dream resignation, 'junta' and successor scenarios

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has been claiming he is “ready” to quit and retire, out of fatigue, old age, and exasperation with corruption. But these are only words. There’s a ...

PHILIPPINES 07:00pm, Aug 15, 2018
August 21 declared a holiday for Eid'l Adha

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte declared Tuesday, August 21, as a regular holiday in honor of Eid'l Adha, Islam's Feast of Sacrifice. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 556 on ...

PHILIPPINES 01:50pm, Aug 15, 2018
Duterte prefers 'the likes of Escudero, Marcos' as successor

MANILA, Philippines – If a leader "like" Senator Francis Escudero or former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr could assume the presidency, President Rodrigo Duterte would step down. These were his remarks ...

PHILIPPINES 01:08pm, Aug 15, 2018
Duterte wants 'compromise' on 2019 cash-based budget

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with two of his economic managers in hopes of finding a "compromise" between the proposed 2019 cash-based budget and concerns of ...

PHILIPPINES 12:10pm, Aug 15, 2018
Filipino-Chinese 'friendship dome' to rise in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-Chinese organizations donated funds for a P200-million multipurpose center for Marawi City in a ceremony attended by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, August ...

PHILIPPINES 09:05pm, Aug 14, 2018
Duterte dismisses PMA comptroller Hector Maraña

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed Philippine Military Academy (PMA) comptroller Hector Maraña for allegedly misusing P15 million worth of cadets' allowance. Duterte signed ...