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.

Mar 2017
IN-DEPTH 10:00am, Mar 28, 2017
What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was 6 weeks away from the 2016 national elections. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) had its hands full to ensure an orderly conduct of the third-ever ...

PHILIPPINES 09:48am, Mar 20, 2017
Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The world of diplomacy, she once said in a speech, is "not a woman-friendly" profession. "We had to compete with the men," Leticia Ramos-Shahani recalled, "which I ...

OTHER SPORTS 09:00am, Mar 20, 2017
'PWR Live: Mainit' results, highlights

MANILA, Philippines – The road to Wrevolution X, the biggest annual event of Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR), went through one last pit stop at PWR Live: Mainit. Fresh off a successful Path of ...

RAPPLER IQ 01:10pm, Mar 16, 2017
FAST FACTS: How does impeachment work?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Some top officials, including the President of the Philippines, enjoy "immunity from suit" while in office. But this does not get them completely off the hook. The ...

Feb 2017
PHILIPPINES 04:33pm, Feb 20, 2017
Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) confirmed that a copy of the national voters' list was on a computer that was stolen in January at the poll body's field office in Wao, ...

RAPPLER IQ 03:28pm, Feb 18, 2017
FAST FACTS: What is active non-violence?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In a huge Catholic procession on Saturday, February 18, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle called for "active non-violence" to protest proposed anti-life measures ...

#GOVERNANCE 09:51am, Feb 18, 2017
Plunder cases in the Philippines: Was anyone punished?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – While Congress is mulling the idea of reviving death penalty in the Philippines, the reported removal of plunder among the list of crimes in the proposed measure drew ...

OTHER SPORTS 05:00am, Feb 06, 2017
PWR delivers with WWE officials in attendance

A lot was at stake at Philippine Wrestling Revolution's first show of 2017, PWR Live: Bagong Yugto, on Sunday, January 29, at Venue 142 Events Place in Katipunan, Quezon City. Both the PWR and ...

#GOVERNANCE 08:07pm, Feb 02, 2017
140 local offices get 'excellent' rating in gov't service – CSC

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 140 local government offices received an "excellent" rating from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for its delivery of frontline services. This comprises 12.62% of ...

Jan 2017
OTHER SPORTS 02:16pm, Jan 27, 2017
Wrestling 'reboot' at PWR Live: Bagong Yugto

MANILA, Philippines – Before a Rumble and a coronation, see first a "reboot" of the Revo-nation. Following a rocky last quarter of 2016 for the Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR), the company ...