Bea Cupin


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She mans the Philippine metro for Rappler — covering rallies, local government units, and the occasional errant pork-barrel queen.

She used to man Rappler's social media accounts and produce Rappler's Hangouts.

Bea graduated with a Communications degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011. While there, she was an underling, a section editor, and eventually, the big boss of the official school paper "The GUIDON."

Jun 2017
PHILIPPINES 03:05pm, Jun 29, 2017
PNP disarms, relieves Mandaluyong cops in viral video

MANILA, Philippines – Two Mandaluyong City cops were disarmed and relieved from their posts after being caught on video berating and hitting two men who had apparently violated a barangay (village) ...

PHILIPPINES 08:00am, Jun 29, 2017
Dela Rosa admits 'law enforcement failure' in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines – The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday, June 28, admitted a "law enforcement failure" in Marawi even before local terror groups and their sympathizers ...

IN-DEPTH 08:15pm, Jun 23, 2017
The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – When Senator Leila de Lima was arrested in February this year on drug charges, which she claims are false, almost everybody expected the Liberal Party – particularly ...

PHILIPPINES 03:07pm, Jun 21, 2017
BFP wants joint training for firemen, cops after Resorts World attack

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) wants a “joint tactical training” and a new handbook to handle “complex situations” following an attack on a posh casino that claimed 38 ...

PHILIPPINES 08:02pm, Jun 20, 2017
Metro Manila bomb plot memo 'chismis' – police official

MANILA, Philippines – A police official whose subordinate signed a memorandum about an alleged Metro Manila bomb plot said it was "raw intel". "In short, chismis (rumors)," said Chief Superintendent ...

PHILIPPINES 10:35pm, Jun 19, 2017
NCRPO verifying alleged 'memo' on Metro Manila bomb plot

MANILA, Philippines – Be careful about what you share on social media. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Monday, June 19, said it was "investigating" a supposed internal police ...

PHILIPPINES 03:45pm, Jun 19, 2017
Dela Rosa: Martial law to thank for Maute arrests

LAGUNA, Philippines – Amid opposition against martial law and concern over its possible abuse, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said military rule is to thank ...

PHILIPPINES 12:38pm, Jun 19, 2017
After NPA attack in Iloilo, Dela Rosa doubts Communists' peace talk

LAGUNA, Philippines – The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) expressed doubt over the sincerity of the Communist movement in striking a peace deal with the Philippine government, after ...

PHILIPPINES 01:39pm, Jun 18, 2017
Iloilo City under 'red alert' after NPA attack in nearby town

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least 50 persons, whom police believe to be members of the New People's Army (NPA), raided a police station in Iloilo province on Sunday, June 18. In a report to ...

PHILIPPINES 08:23pm, Jun 17, 2017
Cops in Espinosa slay case out on bail

MANILA, Philippines – After charges against them were downgraded from murder to homicide, police accused of killing Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa were released on bail. Former Criminal ...