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.

Jul 2017
PHILIPPINES 01:12pm, Jul 26, 2017
Comelec reviewing 6 tech options for 2019 elections

MANILA, Philippines – With the next elections less than two years away, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started going over options on what technology to use in the 2019 polls. On ...

OTHER SPORTS 11:12pm, Jul 23, 2017
'Beautiful' Billy Suede crowned PWR champion at 'Bakbakan sa Bayanihan'

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) returned to the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City on Sunday, July 23 for PWR Live: Bakbakan sa Bayanihan. New PWR champions were crowned, ...

PHILIPPINES 08:40pm, Jul 08, 2017
Ex-PDEA chief Santiago is new drugs board chair

MANILA, Philippines – Retired general Dionisio Santiago, former head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), has been appointed the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). In a ...

Jun 2017
RAPPLER IQ 07:31pm, Jun 28, 2017
GALLERY: Who are Duterte's San Beda appointees to gov't?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Not only is President Rodrigo Duterte the first Mindanaoan to be elected to the nation's top post, he is also the first graduate from San Beda College to achieve such ...

RAPPLER IQ 08:08pm, Jun 27, 2017
What were Duterte's favorite words in his speeches?

MANILA, Philippines – "I have a prepared speech here, two pages. But this kind of thing would not inspire me tonight if I do not give you my sentimyento ko sa buhay (sentiments in life)." Such goes ...

OTHER SPORTS 10:00am, Jun 18, 2017
WWE superstar Sasha Banks on making history

MANILA, Philippines – How do you make it big in the sports entertainment juggernaut that is the WWE? Just ask The Boss. Sasha Banks has been a part of a lot of firsts in the WWE since her debut with ...

PHILIPPINES 08:01pm, Jun 15, 2017
PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Thursday, June 15, echoed the call for Congress to pass a Freedom of Information (FOI) Law. In a conference on the ...

OTHER SPORTS 04:25pm, Jun 12, 2017
MWF Republika: A solid show with growing pains

MAKATI, Philippines – The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) revved up its engines at MWF Republika, its second-ever show, at the Makati Square Arena on Saturday, June 10. Heading into the event, ...

OTHER SPORTS 02:57pm, Jun 02, 2017
'PWR Live: Resbak' review: Spoilin' for a fight

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) was on fight mode Sunday, May 28, as it returned to Makati City for PWR Live: Resbak. Just weeks after its annual extravaganza, ...

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 ...