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.

Oct 2019
IN-DEPTH 02:41pm, Oct 16, 2019
Bringing home the Pigafetta manuscripts

MANILA, Philippines – “Taghai, bolan, songhot, adlo, abaca, sabun, ayam, ido, balay, boloto,” reads Filipino historian Ian Alfonso. (Cup, star, moon, sun, cloth material, shirt, dog, house, small ...

PHILIPPINES 03:12pm, Oct 15, 2019
Duterte fires gov't oil exploration corporation chief

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte has axed Pedro Aquino Jr, CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC), allegedly for prematurely approving ...

PHILIPPINES 05:34pm, Oct 14, 2019
Russian propaganda arm RT to train PH gov't media

MANILA, Philippines – Yet another news agency funded by the Russian government may soon be training reporters from the Philippines' state-run media agencies. Russian TV network RT, short for "Russia ...

PHILIPPINES 01:50pm, Oct 14, 2019
Panelo sees weak evidence vs Albayalde in Senate hearings

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo can't say for certain if President Rodrigo Duterte had a hand in Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde's ...

PHILIPPINES 02:42pm, Oct 12, 2019
Duterte wants gov't projects awarded to contractors with 'most responsive, advantageous bid'

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime pet peeve, the awarding of government projects to the lowest-bidding contractors, was discussed during the 42nd Cabinet meeting on Friday, ...

PHILIPPINES 03:42pm, Oct 10, 2019
No security, no press coverage during commute, Panelo vows

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo promised his October 11 commute would not involve a security detail and a gaggle of press, but declined to tell media what time he would ...

PHILIPPINES 10:00pm, Oct 09, 2019
Challenge accepted: Panelo to commute to Malacañang on October 11

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Wednesday, October 9, vowed to take public transportation to his Malacañang office on Friday, October 11. "The challenge to commute ...

PHILIPPINES 05:26pm, Oct 09, 2019
Duterte invites Russian oil giant to explore in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has opened the door for a Russian firm to explore for oil and gas in Philippine waters being claimed by China. Duterte invited Russian oil giant ...

PHILIPPINES 02:35pm, Oct 09, 2019
Richest Filipinos rate Duterte 'excellent' as dissatisfaction grows among poor

MANILA, Philippines – While dissatisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance grew among the Philippines' poorest, the wealthiest Filipinos gave the country's leader an "excellent" ...

PHILIPPINES 01:04pm, Oct 09, 2019
Duterte gives Wilfredo Keng's daughter a government post

MANILA, Philippines – Patricia Keng, daughter of the businessman who filed a cyber libel case against Rappler for a 2012 investigative story, has scored a presidential appointment. A list of new ...