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
PHILIPPINES 11:59pm, Jun 13, 2019
Duterte meets with Pacquiao to discuss PDP-Laban Speaker bet

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte met with Senator Manny Pacquiao on Thursday night, June 13, to discuss who their political party, PDP-Laban, will field as candidate for House Speaker ...

PHILIPPINES 11:48pm, Jun 13, 2019
3 speeches in a row, Duterte silent on Chinese ship sinking PH vessel

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not made any public statement about the ramming of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel a day after the defense department ...

PHILIPPINES 01:50pm, Jun 13, 2019
Panelo says possible for PH to cut ties with China over boat sinking

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it was "likely" that President Rodrigo Duterte would order the cutting or weakening of diplomatic ties with China if proven that ...

PHILIPPINES 07:16am, Jun 13, 2019
Philippines asks China to sanction Chinese crew of vessel in collision

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Malacañang called on the government of China to sanction the crew of a Chinese vessel that left Filipino fishermen to fend for themselves after a vessel collision ...

PHILIPPINES 11:11am, Jun 12, 2019
Duterte hopes for 'truly independent' Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte hopes for true independence for the country "within our lifetimes," he said in his 2019 Independence Day message on Wednesday, June 12. Saying ...

PHILIPPINES 04:29pm, Jun 11, 2019
Ahead of SONA 2019, Duterte Cabinet to hold 3 fora on accomplishments

MANILA, Philippines – As in 2018, the Duterte Cabinet will be holding fora to showcase the achievements of the Duterte presidency in the lead up to his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) in ...

PHILIPPINES 02:38pm, Jun 11, 2019
Duterte asks doctor-businessman Jaime Cruz to be PhilHealth president

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has offered the post of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) president and CEO to Dr Jaime T. Cruz, who heads a food and beverage ...

PHILIPPINES 01:15pm, Jun 11, 2019
Foreigners may soon need working visa, TIN to work in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Amid concerns of a rise in foreigners working illegally in the country, members of the Duterte Cabinet are seeking a new government regulation that will impose more ...

BUSINESS 10:48am, Jun 11, 2019
Duterte orders Sangley airport operations 'to start immediately'

MANILA, Philippines – In keeping with his promise to find a solution to flight cancellations and delays at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) within a month, President Rodrigo Duterte ...

PHILIPPINES 06:53pm, Jun 10, 2019
Duterte asks PhilHealth acting president, board members to resign

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) acting president Roy Ferrer and board members to submit their courtesy ...