Michael is a data curator under Rappler’s Tech Team. He is an IT graduate who joined Rappler in 2013 after working for a top IT company. He was part of the Research Team before he took on his current role.
He usually works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Occasionally, Michael unwinds with fellow office punsters to talk about the latest trending topics in the Laffler Talk podcast.
Off work, Michael wrangles some more data for work and for personal projects. He geeks out on trivia, maps, and data visualizations. In his bag, he always has a book that remains unfinished for a long time, hoping its owner would have time to open it again, perhaps after watching late-night talk shows and explainer videos on YouTube.