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.

Nov 2018
PHILIPPINES 05:30pm, Nov 15, 2018
Dureza says martial law extension good for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza supports a third extension of martial law, saying it could help ensure a peaceful and successful plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law in ...

PHILIPPINES 04:13pm, Nov 15, 2018
Xi Jinping to visit PH from November 20-21

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping will embark on a state visit to the Philippines from November 20 to 21, marking a new high point in Chinese-Philippine ties under the Duterte ...

PHILIPPINES 11:51am, Nov 15, 2018
Duterte at ASEAN Summit: 'What's wrong with my nap?'

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was up early on Thursday, November 15, after missing 5 major international gatherings the day before at the 33rd Association of ...

PHILIPPINES 08:15pm, Nov 14, 2018
Duterte skipped ASEAN events to take 'power naps' – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was absent from 4 major gatherings with other leaders in Singapore because he had to take "power naps." This was Malacañang's explanation ...

PHILIPPINES 11:55am, Nov 14, 2018
Duterte to China: 'Tell us route to take' in sea row

MANILA, Philippines – For Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea is a way for China to tell Southeast Asian countries how to behave in order to avoid ...

PHILIPPINES 10:48am, Nov 14, 2018
Duterte skips 4 ASEAN events in Singapore

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was a no-show at 3 major events at the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits in ...

PHILIPPINES 10:06am, Nov 14, 2018
Filipina autism awareness advocate wins first-ever ASEAN Prize

MANILA, Philippines – Erlinda Uy Koe, a Filipina who has devoted decades of her life to promoting awareness about autism, has won the first-ever Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ...

ASEAN 12:04am, Nov 14, 2018
ASEAN trade leaders sign pact to grow e-commerce

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to encourage the growth of electronic commerce in Southeast Asia, trade leaders of the region's 10 member countries signed a deal to cooperate in making electronic ...

PHILIPPINES 01:15pm, Nov 13, 2018
Despite NBI graft complaint, Duterte still trusts Lapeña – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte continues to trust former Customs chief Isidro Lapeña even after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed a graft complaint against him, ...

PHILIPPINES 08:31pm, Nov 12, 2018
Duterte arrives in Singapore for ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Singapore on Monday night, November 12, to attend the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits. The ...