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.

Jun 2017
PHILIPPINES 08:14am, Jun 24, 2017
Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

MANILA, Philippines – Amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s denunciation of the European Union, 9 senators are set to fly to France to strengthen ties with the country and the European bloc. Senate ...

PHILIPPINES 12:34pm, Jun 23, 2017
Trillanes to BBC: Filipinos will realize 'damage' caused by Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is confident that Filipinos would soon realize the damage President Rodrigo Duterte has done to the country. In an interview with BBC on ...

PHILIPPINES 09:52am, Jun 22, 2017
Senate bill seeks jail time for gov't officials spreading fake news

MANILA, Philippines – A Senate bill has been filed seeking to penalize any person or entity creating and circulating false news in print, broadcast, or social media, with public officials getting ...

PHILIPPINES 03:52pm, Jun 21, 2017
Koko Pimentel cites 'good returns' of Duterte's foreign trips

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Wednesday, June 21, cited the "good returns" of President Rodrigo Duterte foreign trips during his first year in office. Pimentel, ...

BUSINESS 02:48pm, Jun 21, 2017
BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

MANILA, Philippines – Two of the country's biggest banks assured the public there is no need to worry despite the glitches and scam that hit them recently, affecting customers. Representatives of ...

PHILIPPINES 05:11pm, Jun 20, 2017
Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators condemned the Department of Justice’s move to downgrade the criminal charges against the policemen involved in the killing of the Albuera mayor Rolando ...

PHILIPPINES 07:39pm, Jun 19, 2017
Senators on Duterte's foreign trips: Outcome more important than expenses

MANILA, Philippines – Three administration senators said it is important to look at the outcomes of President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign trips and not just the expenses he incurs. Senators Sherwin ...

PHILIPPINES 10:00am, Jun 19, 2017
De Lima in jail: 'I never imagined Duterte would be this vindictive'

MANILA, Philippines – If there's one promise President Rodrigo Duterte made sure to keep in his first year in office, it was to put behind bars his fiercest critic, Senator Leila de Lima. (READ: ...

INSIDE TRACK 06:30pm, Jun 18, 2017
DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Barely a year in office, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial has been caught flip-flopping at least 3 times on key issues involving her agency. Ubial has yet to get the nod of the powerful Commission on ...

PHILIPPINES 09:30am, Jun 17, 2017
Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

MANILA, Philippines – It was a highly charged year for the Senate marked by word wars, ousters, controversies, and a soft spot for the popular and populist President Rodrigo Duterte. Senators of the ...