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.

Sep 2018
PHILIPPINES 10:01pm, Sep 20, 2018
Duterte welcomes U.S. national security adviser's threats vs ICC

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has found an ally in United States National Security Adviser John Bolton who, last September 10, threatened the International Criminal Court (ICC) if ...

PHILIPPINES 01:46pm, Sep 20, 2018
Malacañang won't object if Ombudsman dismisses Mocha Uson

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang will not raise any objections if the Office of the Ombudsman decides to dismiss Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson over a complaint filed by the ...

PHILIPPINES 01:32pm, Sep 20, 2018
2 days before martial law anniversary, Duterte meets with intel agencies

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte met Wednesday, September 19, with representatives from the government's intelligence agencies two days before the Marcos-imposed martial law ...

PHILIPPINES 08:40pm, Sep 19, 2018
Paolo Duterte files second libel complaint vs Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte filed his second libel complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday, September 19, with the Office of the City ...

PHILIPPINES 07:25pm, Sep 19, 2018
Piñol is new NFA Council chairman, HUDCC moved to OP

MANILA, Philippines – Through an executive order (EO), President Rodrigo Duterte made Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol the new National Food Authority Council (NFAC) chairman and transferred the ...

2019 06:25pm, Sep 19, 2018
Duterte endorses Francis Tolentino as senator

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte sang praises for his political adviser Francis Tolentino, telling a room full of barangay officials to vote for him as senator in the upcoming 2019 ...

PHILIPPINES 06:10pm, Sep 19, 2018
Duterte on ex-COA commissioner Mendoza: 'She can't lecture me'

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte slammed former Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner Heidi Mendoza for defending the agency against his threat that its auditor in Ilocos Norte must ...

PHILIPPINES 01:07pm, Sep 19, 2018
Shut up or free speech? Roque, Bong Go respond to Mar Roxas’ rice crisis advice

MANILA, Philippines – They are supposed to echo President Rodrigo Duterte's sentiments on issues, but Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go had ...

PHILIPPINES 12:55pm, Sep 19, 2018
Sara Duterte slams 'SC justice aspirant' trying to get her attention

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says the efforts of someone hoping to get on her good side so that she may get them a seat in the Supreme Court won't work on her. Carpio, ...

PHILIPPINES 11:07pm, Sep 18, 2018
Duterte hopes communist insurgency 'over' in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte finds reason to hope that the communist insurgency, the longest insurgency in Asia, will finally end in 2019. He voiced this hope on Tuesday, ...