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.

Apr 2019
PHILIPPINES 05:46pm, Apr 26, 2019
Malacañang task force asks CMFR, NUJP, media groups about Maguindanao massacre aid

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang's task force on media security has asked various journalist and media groups about funding for Maguindanao massacre victims' families that have been coursed through ...

IN-DEPTH 04:00pm, Apr 26, 2019
Dissecting Duterte’s amped-up West Philippine Sea rhetoric

MANILA, Philippines – Observers are abuzz with what some describe as a change in tune in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rhetoric towards China’s actions in the West Philippine Sea. From his ...

PHILIPPINES 10:40pm, Apr 25, 2019
Duterte, Xi agree to resolve Pag-asa Island row through talks

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping tackled the presence of Chinese ships near Pag-asa Island, agreeing to resolve the issue through bilateral ...

PHILIPPINES 06:55pm, Apr 25, 2019
Duterte tells Xi: Belt and Road Forum chance to affirm valued ties

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in China, with the Philippine leader looking forward to ...

PHILIPPINES 04:07pm, Apr 25, 2019
Sara Duterte opposes federalism

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is against federalism, saying it would only empower "warlords" in Mindanao. It's the opposite of the stance taken by her father, President Rodrigo ...

PHILIPPINES 08:10pm, Apr 24, 2019
Duterte to Año: Check if 'shortcuts' led to Chuzon store collapse

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to investigate if "shortcuts" taken by a construction firm led to the collapse of the Chuzon Supermarket in ...

PHILIPPINES 05:44pm, Apr 24, 2019
Philippines considering making Pag-asa Island protected area

MANILA, Philippines – Pag-asa Island, an island in the middle of a diplomatic row between the Philippines and China, may one day become a "marine protected area" under Philippine laws. The country's ...

PHILIPPINES 04:02pm, Apr 24, 2019
Duterte flies to China amid West PH Sea controversies

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte departed for Beijing on Wednesday, April 24, to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and attend the second Belt and Road Forum with other ...

INSIDE TRACK 01:13pm, Apr 24, 2019
Duterte allies hit 2019 campaign trail on big bikes

For Sara Duterte, the 2019 campaign season is not just a time to flex political muscle. It’s also a chance to see the country on her two big bikes. From the early days of the campaign period to its ...

INSIDE TRACK 11:38pm, Apr 23, 2019
Duterte says he gets blood tests 'almost every other day'

President Rodrigo Duterte lightheartedly complained about the frequency with which his doctors get blood samples from him, presumably to run blood tests. Duterte even rolled up his sleeves to show ...