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 2019
2019 12:10pm, Jun 25, 2019
Sara Duterte throws big party after HNP poll victory

MANILA, Philippines – With no less than President Rodrigo Duterte in attendance, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte threw a big bash for Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) candidates and allies on Monday, June ...

PHILIPPINES 09:19pm, Jun 24, 2019
Duterte to Gem-Ver fishermen: 'Sorry, that's how it is'

MANILA, Philippines - "Well, I'm sorry. That's how it is." These were Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's first words directly addressed to the 22 Filipino fishermen who were left to fight for ...

NEWSBREAK VIDEOS & PODCASTS 04:32pm, Jun 24, 2019
PODCASTS: Duterte, ruler of a divided nation

MANILA, Philippines – Half of the Duterte presidency will have come and gone on June 30, and already, in Philippine society, we see a people that have been divided. The stories are rife – whether ...

PHILIPPINES 09:06pm, Jun 21, 2019
Duterte skirts PH sovereign rights in Recto Bank

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said the Recto Bank boat sinking incident was not an attack on Philippine sovereignty, but failed to mention the country's sovereign rights over the ...

PHILIPPINES 07:00pm, Jun 21, 2019
Duterte to discuss China's maritime claim 'lengthily' at ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would raise China's expansive claim to the South China Sea during his meetings with other leaders at the ASEAN Summit in ...

PHILIPPINES 03:43pm, Jun 21, 2019
PH-China sea row not affecting fisheries sector – DTI chief

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the maritime row between China and the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea is not making any great impact on the country's ...

PHILIPPINES 01:10pm, Jun 21, 2019
Panelo fumes at Lacson, says Recto Bank issue fueled by 'pretended nationalism'

MANILA, Philippines – The word war between Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo and Senator Panfilo Lacson over the Recto Bank (Reed Bank) incident escalated on Friday, June 21, as the Cabinet ...

PHILIPPINES 10:06am, Jun 21, 2019
Sara Duterte wants martial law lifted in Davao City

MANILA, Philippines – Even before martial law in Mindanao is set to expire in December, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte wants her father President Rodrigo Duterte to lift martial law in her city. Sara ...

PHILIPPINES 08:03pm, Jun 20, 2019
Duterte open to PH-China probe into Recto Bank boat sinking

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte finds a joint Philippines-China investigation into the Recto (Reed) Bank boat sinking acceptable, Malacañang said on Thursday, June 20. Presidential ...

PHILIPPINES 01:02pm, Jun 20, 2019
Ricardo Morales named PhilHealth president

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After initially appointing Ricardo "Dick" Morales to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), President Rodrigo Duterte has named him Philippine Health ...