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.

Jan 2019
PHILIPPINES 11:07pm, Jan 19, 2019
If high vote turnout, Cotabato City may reject Bangsamoro Law

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – If a good number of Cotabato City residents show up to vote in the Bangsamoro plebiscite, the so-called “crown jewel” of the region will likely thumbs-down their ...

RAPPLER IQ 08:00am, Jan 19, 2019
Key personalities who will make or break the Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday, January 21, is historic, and as with all historic sagas, has its own cast of characters. These key personalities will make or break the ...

PHILIPPINES 08:40pm, Jan 18, 2019
After Bangsamoro plebiscite, Duterte wants new agreement with Misuari

MANILA, Philippines - After the Bangsamoro Organic Law is approved by the people in a plebiscite, President Rodrigo Duterte wants to work on a new "agreement," this time with Moro National ...

PHILIPPINES 07:26pm, Jan 18, 2019
Duterte in Cotabato City: Vote 'yes' for Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte made a last pitch for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) from Cotabato City, the "crown jewel" of the Bangsamoro region deemed ...

PHILIPPINES 06:56pm, Jan 18, 2019
Almost half of Filipinos think Duterte can fulfill promises – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – Almost half of Filipinos think President Rodrigo Duterte will fulfill most of his promises, according to a Social Weather Stations survey conducted last December 2018. The ...

PHILIPPINES 12:28pm, Jan 18, 2019
Duterte taps ex-Malabon vice mayor as DSWD undersecretary

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Malabon City vice mayor Mark Allan Jay Yambao as an undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development ...

PHILIPPINES 02:28pm, Jan 17, 2019
Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war as 'example to world'

MANILA, Philippines – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena was all praises for his host Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody campaign against illegal drugs, calling it an "example ...

PHILIPPINES 11:45am, Jan 17, 2019
Duterte, Sri Lanka President Sirisena boost defense, agri ties during visit

MANILA, Philippines – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s state visit to the Philippines yielded agreements on defense, agriculture, and education cooperation for the two countries. Sirisena ...

INSIDE TRACK 10:18am, Jan 17, 2019
What made Duterte suspect Bacolod top cop Ebreo of drug links?

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have said in separate statements that former Bacolod top cop Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo was not on ...

PHILIPPINES 02:15pm, Jan 16, 2019
Duterte appoints Ronald Moreno as Sandiganbayan justice

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte selected a new associate justice for the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. He signed the appointment paper of Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) ...