Camille Elemia


Camille covers politics for Rappler, currently focused on the Senate and the Office of the President.

She is not new to political reporting, having been the senior political reporter of Solar News Channel (now CNN Philippines). Her baptism of fire was the coverage of the impeachment trial of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Camille graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Research. She tried to practice her course right after college but felt something was missing. She instantly knew what she wanted – to be a journalist.

A fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, she graduated with a degree in MA Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University in June 2016.

Her other interests include dogs, food, and travel.

Aug 2017
PHILIPPINES 08:00pm, Aug 20, 2017
Drilon to Aguirre: Axe Caloocan prosecutor for 'prejudice' vs Kian

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to immediately axe a Caloocan City prosecutor for his biased statements against Kian Loyd ...

PHILIPPINES 04:01pm, Aug 20, 2017
Robredo on Kian's killing: It could happen to our children

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, August 20, condemned the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old student shot by police after allegedly fighting back during ...

PHILIPPINES 02:54pm, Aug 20, 2017
Hontiveros grants protection to witnesses in killing of 17-year-old boy

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros has given protection to some alleged witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old student shot by the police after he allegedly ...

IN-DEPTH 10:00am, Aug 19, 2017
NPA links or pork barrel? Why the CA rejected Taguiwalo

MANILA, Philippines – When the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, there was no clear reason given for the decision. Days after, at least two ...

PHILIPPINES 03:40pm, Aug 17, 2017
Drilon asks Aguirre: Why only 37 cases out of 4,000 killings?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is only investigating 37 cases out of the more than 4,000 killings in the administration's ongoing drug war. This was ...

PHILIPPINES 12:05pm, Aug 17, 2017
Trillanes wants Davao councilor summoned to P6.4-B shabu probe

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sought a Senate subpoena for a Davao City councilor to attend the probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Trillanes wrote a ...

PHILIPPINES 10:22am, Aug 17, 2017
Sotto voted to confirm Taguiwalo after 'na-ano' controversy

MANILA, Philippines – A few months after his controversial remark against the former Cabinet official, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III voted to confirm the appointment of Judy Taguiwalo as ...

PHILIPPINES 03:50pm, Aug 16, 2017
Uber asks LTFRB to change suspension to fine

MANILA, Philippines – Despite a Senate-led meeting with both parties, Uber and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday, August ...

PHILIPPINES 12:55pm, Aug 16, 2017
Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'

MANILA, Philippines – A top official of Uber Technologies Southeast Asia apologized to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which had suspended the ride-hailing company ...

PHILIPPINES 11:00am, Aug 16, 2017
Drilon hits Pernia for saying criticism vs Duterte a risk to economy

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon slammed Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia for saying "political noise" is a "risk" to the country's economy. Drilon called ...