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 2020
BLOG 10:00am, Jan 04, 2020
Pain and promise: Journey of a millennial first-time mom

To get my daughter out of me, doctors cut me open from the base of my vagina to my anus. Her emerging head tore me up in two more places. My baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck as she ...

Dec 2019
IN-DEPTH 05:00pm, Dec 28, 2019
Medialdea's balancing act in Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary Salvador “Bingbong” Medialdea, trading his usual Palace barong for a casual khaki polo, sat beside President Rodrigo Duterte who was smack in the middle of a ...

RAPPLER IQ 10:36am, Dec 20, 2019
Biggest controversies Duterte faced in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2019 was a mixed one for President Rodrigo Duterte. He marked the midway point of his presidency with his highest-ever satisfaction ratings. His allies swept the ...

PHILIPPINES 09:18pm, Dec 18, 2019
Duterte confers Order of Lapulapu to SEA Games athletes

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino athletes who competed at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games were conferred a special recognition by President Rodrigo Duterte in appreciation of the Philippine ...

PHILIPPINES 10:22am, Dec 17, 2019
Bangsamoro intergovernmental body finally meets

MANILA, Philippines – Almost 9 months after the inauguration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), members of the critical Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) met for ...

PHILIPPINES 06:45pm, Dec 16, 2019
Duterte certifies as urgent pay hike for teachers, other gov't workers

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent a bill that would raise the take-home pay of government workers, including public school teachers. In a letter to Senate ...

PHILIPPINES 07:15pm, Dec 13, 2019
No need for Duterte to release his 2018 SALN – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's promise to be transparent, his own office says it's not his responsibility to make public his 2018 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net ...

PHILIPPINES 05:54pm, Dec 10, 2019
Duterte threatens Manila Water, Maynilad with expropriation

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his threat of an immediate government takeover of water distribution and treatment operations, the latest in his spat with water ...

PHILIPPINES 04:39pm, Dec 10, 2019
Panelo falsely claims Makati kidnapping an 'isolated incident'

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang downplayed the kidnapping of a Chinese woman in Makati, saying it's nothing but an "isolated incident." "I think that particular incident is isolated. I have not ...

RAPPLER IQ 06:30pm, Dec 09, 2019
Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war” against those he calls “oligarchs” has escalated with his latest threats against 3 big names in Philippine business – the Ayala family, tycoon ...