Michael Bueza


Michael Bueza left a top IT company in 2013 to become part of Rappler's Research Team, where he gets to process data, create interactive maps and share trivia on a regular basis.

He has immersed himself in news and general information since he picked up his first newspaper at age 8. Back when he was a student, he was almost always at the library after classes or during breaks, reading TIME Magazine and perusing encyclopedias (both hard-bound ones and those installed on computers).

At Rappler, Michael has worked on various data sets: elections, EDSA bus stops, even beauty pageants. And he's excited to wrangle more data to better understand the world.

Among his dream projects: a database of every elected and appointed government official in the Philippines.

At home, Michael has a box full of finished books, another boxload of books in his reading queue, and a list of books he will buy in due time. One cool bookshelf or even his own library? Soon.

May 2017
RAPPLER IQ 09:34am, May 26, 2017
If you're arrested or detained, know these rights

MANILA, Philippines – The 1987 Constitution guarantees that no Filipino shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. As long as a citizen abides by the law, he or she ...

RAPPLER IQ 09:01pm, May 20, 2017
Princess Mako not the first Japanese to lose royal status

MANILA, Philippines – The Japanese monarchy was put in the spotlight when news broke on May 16 about Princess Mako's engagement to a commoner. As a result, after her marriage to Kei Komuro, Princess ...

PHILIPPINES 09:18am, May 20, 2017
Comelec eyes early voting in polls

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista said on Friday, May 19, that the poll body is eyeing early voting in future elections. "One of the things that we're ...

PHILIPPINES 07:01pm, May 19, 2017
Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

MANILA, Philippines – A political analyst said that time is a big factor in the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo. Ramon Casiple, ...

PHILIPPINES 08:01pm, May 18, 2017
Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista has the highest net worth in 2016 among the heads of 5 constitutional bodies. Based on his latest Statement of ...

RAPPLER IQ 03:40pm, May 03, 2017
FAST FACTS: Law schools of the 2016 Bar topnotchers

MANILA, Philippines – In the last 7 years, Manila-based universities have dominated the Bar topnotcher lists, with the law schools of Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines, and San Beda ...

Apr 2017
OTHER SPORTS 01:41pm, Apr 26, 2017
PWR: All roads lead to Wrevolution X

MANILA, Philippines – On Sunday, April 30, all roads lead to this year's biggest professional wrestling extravaganza in the country, Wrevolution X. The Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) is set ...

#GOVERNANCE 12:00pm, Apr 22, 2017
What are the Sandiganbayan's oldest pending cases?

MANILA, Philippines – If some of the oldest pending cases at the Sandiganbayan were persons, they would likely be already working or with family by now. Data from the Sandiganbayan show that some ...

PHILIPPINES 12:45pm, Apr 11, 2017
Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Tuesday, April 11, reminded government agencies, businesses, and individuals to protect personal data during Holy Week. In a memorandum ...

PHILIPPINES 07:21pm, Apr 05, 2017
NPC outlines 90-day plan for data protection officers

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) outlined a 90-day plan for data protection officers (DPO) to help their agencies and organizations comply with the Data Privacy ...