Bea Cupin


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She mans the Philippine metro for Rappler — covering rallies, local government units, and the occasional errant pork-barrel queen.

She used to man Rappler's social media accounts and produce Rappler's Hangouts.

Bea graduated with a Communications degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011. While there, she was an underling, a section editor, and eventually, the big boss of the official school paper "The GUIDON."

Feb 2018
PHILIPPINES 03:59pm, Feb 17, 2018
Navy chief wants executive session if weapons system discussed in frigates probe

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad will seek an executive session should senators ask about the weapons system in relation to the Navy's frigates deal, the ...

IN-DEPTH 08:42pm, Feb 16, 2018
Gwen Garcia and the Balili property: A tale of two controversies

MANILA, Philippines – In the middle of asking questions during the House hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday, February 12, messages started to ...

PHILIPPINES 07:34pm, Feb 15, 2018
Alvarez wants Bong Go in PDP-Laban Senate slate

MANILA, Philippines – From “national photo bomber” to senator of the Philippines? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Thursday, February 15, he wants Special Assistant to the President Bong Go ...

BUSINESS 03:15pm, Feb 15, 2018
Alvarez threatens to cancel Cebu Pacific franchise

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez renewed his threat to cancel the franchise of local budget carrier Cebu Pacific on Thursday, February 15, citing the airline's supposed faults ...

PHILIPPINES 06:14pm, Feb 14, 2018
Garcia rallies House: Stand together vs 'illegal encroachment' of Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines – Two days after the Ombudsman announced a dismissal order against her, Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia called on her colleagues to “stand together” against an action she has ...

PHILIPPINES 05:31pm, Feb 13, 2018
Lagman: Divorce bill 'easier to enact' than controversial RH law

MANILA, Philippines – Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman expressed confidence on Tuesday, February 13, that a measure that would introduce divorce in the Philippines will reach the ...

PHILIPPINES 10:58pm, Feb 12, 2018
Only Congress can remove its members – Roque

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential spokesman and former representative Harry Roque on Monday, February 12, said the Office of the Ombudsman cannot impose sanctions on members of Congress. He was ...

PHILIPPINES 10:13pm, Feb 12, 2018
Garcia hits Ombudsman: Dismissal 'leverage' for impeachment case

MANILA, Philippines – House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia accused Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales of issuing a dismissal order against her as a way to ensure the dismissal of the latter's ...

PHILIPPINES 06:25pm, Feb 12, 2018
No dismissal of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia – Alvarez

MANILA, Philippines – Saying "there is nothing in the Constitution" that allows it, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Monday, February 12, that he would "definitely not" implement the ...

PHILIPPINES 03:10pm, Feb 12, 2018
SC justices decry 'manipulation, injustice' of Sereno inclusion in JBC list

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court (SC) associate justices once again brought up the alleged anomalies in the inclusion of Maria Lourdes Sereno in the shortlist for Chief Justice in 2012, as the ...