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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."

Sep 2017
PHILIPPINES 11:30pm, Sep 21, 2017
Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Amid the threat of impeachment and a bloody but popular drug war in the country, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno turned to the late statesman Jose "Ka Pepe" Diokno to ...

PHILIPPINES 09:10pm, Sep 21, 2017
'They can do their worst, I'll do my part' – CHR's Gascon

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Chito Gascon on Thursday, September 21, said they would "always stand [their] ground in terms of [their] mandate" as he brushed off ...

PHILIPPINES 06:25pm, Sep 21, 2017
On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III urged supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte and those who criticize the opposition as mere "dilawan," to listen to their message, ...

PHILIPPINES 04:40pm, Sep 21, 2017
Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

MANILA, Philippines – All clad in white shirts, key leaders of the Liberal Party (LP) gathered at the University of the Philippines Diliman, to hear a "Mass for justice" on Thursday, September 21, ...

PHILIPPINES 11:54am, Sep 21, 2017
House to file Bangsamoro commission version of BBL next week

MANILA, Philippines – A revised version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be filed at the House of Representatives by next week, nearly two months after the Bangsamoro Transition ...

PHILIPPINES 10:20pm, Sep 20, 2017
CHR thanks House for 'open minds, hearts' after budget restored

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – He has been the subject of criticism a hundred times over by members of the House of Representatives. Still, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Chito Gascon ...

PHILIPPINES 07:45pm, Sep 20, 2017
House set to restore CHR, ERC, NCIP 2018 budgets

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Following a meeting between key House officials and the heads of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), and National Commission on ...

PHILIPPINES 07:24pm, Sep 20, 2017
CHR cases can be handled by PAO, says Alvarez

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday, September 20, again downplayed outrage over the House of Representatives’ decision to reduce the 2018 budget of Commission on Human ...

PHILIPPINES 05:14pm, Sep 20, 2017
House passes SOGIE equality bill on final reading

MANILA, Philippines – A little over a year after Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman delivered an emotional speech asking fellow lawmakers to support an anti-distrimination bill, the ...

PHILIPPINES 02:45pm, Sep 20, 2017
Patricia Bautista 'disappointed but undeterred' by impeachment dismissal

MANILA, Philippines – "We remain undeterred, this is just the beginning." Patricia Bautista, estranged wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista, admitted feeling ...