About Marguerite de Leon

Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon heads Rappler’s Opinion section, and is (happily) wrangled into voice over and hosting work. She has been with Rappler since 2013, and also served as its social media producer for 6 years. 

She is also a fictionist, and came out with her first collection of short stories, People in Panic, in 2015. Her fiction has also seen print in various national publications and anthologies. 

She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007, receiving the Joseph Mulry Award for Literary Excellence and the Loyola Schools Award for the Arts the same year. She was dubbed “The Next Writer” by The Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2008, and will be haunted relentlessly by this concept for the rest of her life.