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.

Jul 2020
PHILIPPINES 01:06pm, Jul 11, 2020
Malacañang: ABS-CBN franchise rejection is 'decision of Filipino people'

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque tried hard to defend the rejection of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal, claiming it was the "decision of the Filipino people" since they ...

PHILIPPINES 11:10am, Jul 11, 2020
ABS-CBN shutdown, Maria Ressa threat borne of Duterte’s ‘contempt’ for press – int'l human rights lawyer

MANILA, Philippines – The shutdown of Philippines broadcast giant ABS-CBN and the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa would not have been possible if not for President Rodrigo Duterte’s open ...

PHILIPPINES 05:51pm, Jul 10, 2020
Malacañang respects House panel rejection of ABS-CBN franchise renewal

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said it respects the decision of the House committee on legislative franchises to reject ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, as it reiterated its “neutral” stance on the ...

PHILIPPINES 11:36am, Jul 10, 2020
PCW commissioner on media resigns over ABS-CBN shutdown

MANILA, Philippines – The commissioner representing media and the arts for the Philippine Commission on Women confirmed resigning due to her opposition to the ABS-CBN shutdown. Noreen Capili said ...

INSIDE TRACK 10:26am, Jul 10, 2020
Harry Roque's Husky puppy dies after getting hit by alleged Transportify driver

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque's wife, Mylah Roque, demanded accountability from logistics and freight services app Transportify following the death of their puppy after getting hit, allegedly, ...

PHILIPPINES 07:14pm, Jul 09, 2020
Roque admits 'slow' ramp-up of testing capacity at start of pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – The spokesman of the national government's task force on the coronavirus admitted that the Duterte administration could have been quicker in increasing its capacity to process ...

PHILIPPINES 06:02pm, Jul 09, 2020
Philippine coronavirus cases rise to 51,754 but no new death reported

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines now has 51,754 coronavirus cases, after yet another day of more than a thousand new cases. The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,395 more cases on Thursday, ...

PHILIPPINES 07:10pm, Jul 08, 2020
Duterte replaces PH Commission on Women chairperson

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte is replacing Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) chairperson Rhodora Masilang Bucoy with another commissioner from the agency. This was ...

PHILIPPINES 04:26pm, Jul 08, 2020
Due to lockdowns, we don't know Duterte's approval ratings during pandemic

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Around this time, citizens should be reading about President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction and trust ratings in the first half of coronavirus-hit 2020. But because ...

PHILIPPINES 11:47am, Jul 08, 2020
Duterte 'compiling' information vs Maria Ressa

MANILA, Philippines – In a late-night speech that was supposed to be focused on the coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte again made threats against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. He launched ...