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.

May 2020
PHILIPPINES 03:49pm, May 30, 2020
Churches, venues may hold religious gatherings at half capacity in MGCQ

MANILA, Philippines – Starting June 1, religious gatherings in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) will be allowed as long as they occupy only half of the church or religious ...

PHILIPPINES 03:07pm, May 30, 2020
Duterte admin giving returning OFWs 'VIP treatment' – Roque

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang took exception to criticism from labor group Migrante International that the Duterte government has treated overseas Filipino workers "like garbage" in its efforts ...

PHILIPPINES 02:23pm, May 30, 2020
No coronavirus emergency cash aid for June – Roque

MANILA, Philippines – Low-income families shouldn't expect emergency cash aid from the government in June given the relaxing of quarantine measures nationwide, according to Malacañang. "Itong buwan ...

PHILIPPINES 01:39pm, May 30, 2020
Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang wants the law giving President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to be valid for another 3 months, or until September 2020. "We ...

PHILIPPINES 01:14pm, May 30, 2020
Salons, barbershops allowed in GCQ areas starting June 7

MANILA, Philippines – After a series of intense discussions, the national government coronavirus task force has greenlit the reopening of salons and barbershops in areas under general community ...

PHILIPPINES 11:37am, May 30, 2020
Cebu City, more VisMin areas to be on GCQ starting June 1

MANILA, Philippines – Cebu City, Mandaue City, Zamboanga City, and the entire Central Visayas were added to areas that will be on general community quarantine (GCQ) from June 1 to 15. Presidential ...

ENVIRONMENT 08:00am, May 30, 2020
New record: 2nd otter species in PH spotted in Tawi-Tawi

MANILA, Philippines – As the economic hubs of the country continue to grapple with the coronavirus, remote Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi got some unexpected visitors: 6 otters of a species never ...

PHILIPPINES 08:24pm, May 29, 2020
Despite GCQ, Metro Manila still far from winning COVID-19 battle

MANILA, Philippines – Residents of Metro Manila must still be on their guard even under general community quarantine (GCQ) because the region's coronavirus numbers show it's far from winning the ...

BUSINESS 12:09am, May 29, 2020
DOTr wants more int'l flights landing in regional airports starting June 1

MANILA, Philippines – With the easing of quarantine measures, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) sees more international flights landing in and departing from international airports outside ...

PHILIPPINES 11:37pm, May 28, 2020
Buses to make up for reduced train capacity in Metro Manila – Tugade

MANILA, Philippines – Buses in dedicated lanes will be used to make up for the reduced capacity of trains in Metro Manila once the megacity goes into general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1, ...