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.

Jun 2018
PHILIPPINES 06:58pm, Jun 18, 2018
Duterte: China taking of PH fisherman's catch 'not outright seizure'

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte downplayed the taking of Filipino fishermen's catch by the China Coast Guard, saying it was a "barter" exchange and thus does not count as ...

PHILIPPINES 02:45pm, Jun 18, 2018
Duterte vows justice for Fr Nilo in call to Cabanatuan bishop

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte promised justice for slain Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo during a phone call to Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud, said his top aide on ...

PHILIPPINES 02:10pm, Jun 18, 2018
Malacañang: Legal basis needed for arrest of 'tambays'

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque maintained that legal basis is necessary for the arrest of any person for loitering. His remark comes after President Rodrigo Duterte ...

PHILIPPINES 12:50pm, Jun 18, 2018
After 'Norwegia' gaffe, Roque hopes PCOO can boost spell-checking

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) should boost its spell-checking efforts after it faced public ridicule for ...

PHILIPPINES 12:30pm, Jun 18, 2018
Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

MANILA, Philippines – During the last Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno expressed concerns about the 3-week period given for other developers to challenge the proposal of the ...

PHILIPPINES 05:40pm, Jun 15, 2018
Consultative Committee proposes 'democracy fund' for fair campaign financing

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) drafting a federal constitution is proposing the creation of a "democracy fund" designed to address unequal campaign funding and empower ...

PHILIPPINES 03:20pm, Jun 15, 2018
Duterte hopes for unity vs 'misguided ideologies' on Eid'l Fitr

MANILA, Philippines – As Muslims nationwide celebrate the end of Ramadan, President Rodrigo Duterte hopes Filipinos will remain united in the face of "misguided ideologies" and the threats of ...

PHILIPPINES 01:21pm, Jun 15, 2018
Military asks Duterte for 3-month postponement of peace talks

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) asked President Rodrigo Duterte to postpone the formal resumption of peace talks with communists by 3 months during the joint military ...

PHILIPPINES 06:45pm, Jun 14, 2018
Duterte to order SAF vs Kadamay if they occupy more gov't housing

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to order the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the police against urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) if they ...

PHILIPPINES 04:51pm, Jun 14, 2018
Masinloc mayor Lim: China fish-taking like 'toll fee' for Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – The mayor of Masinloc town in Zambales likened the China Coast Guard's act of taking Filipino fishermen's catch to a "toll fee" imposed on Filipinos. "Parang may pass way, may ...