Bonz Magsambol

Bonz Magsambol is a social media producer for Rappler. As a Development Communication graduate, he believes that social media is a powerful tool that can be used to promote social causes.

Before joining Rappler, Bonz was part of the ABS-CBN News Investigative and Research Group, where he was involved in mining government data and producing election-related datasets for the coverage of the 2016 elections.

Bonz graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Baños with a major in Development Journalism. During his undergraduate years, he served as the editor-in-chief of the community newspaper of Los Baños, Laguna, The Los Baños Times.

Dec 2018
MOVEPH 08:28pm, Dec 29, 2018
These issues made headlines in 2018… and netizens were 'shookt'

MANILA, Philippines – If there was one word to describe Filipinos on social media in 2018, it was "woke." While the spread of disinformation remained the toughest issue netizens had to deal with on ...

MOVEPH 12:29pm, Dec 24, 2018
Giving voice to the voiceless: Stories of courage and resilience in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – In 2018, we saw how disinformation online spread like wildfire. We witnessed how digital platforms are being used to undermine and weaken our democracy. Trolls have dominated ...

MOVEPH 09:34am, Dec 20, 2018
How to help Mang Nanie, the man who made his home a public library

MANILA, Philippines – The story of Hernando Guanlao, the 66-year-old man who turned his home into a public library has inspired many netizens. (READ: Beyond the pages: Man turns home into public ...

MOVEPH 07:14pm, Dec 17, 2018
‘Problematic, romanticized:' Netizens hit Catriona Gray’s winning answer

MANILA, Philippines - While most Filipinos rejoiced as Catriona Gray brought home the 4th Miss Universe crown for the country, some netizens were not pleased on how she answered the final ...

MOVEPH 10:59am, Dec 15, 2018
Beyond the pages: Man turns home into public library

MANILA, Philippines – Wearing a bright peach polo shirt and khaki pants, a smiling 66-year-old Hernando Guanlao welcomes visitors to his home which has become a haven for book lovers in his ...

Oct 2018
2019 04:00pm, Oct 24, 2018
Youth groups slam electioneering of Bong Go, Ejercito at NYC event

MANILA, Philippines – Early campaigning? Political propaganda? Or was there nothing to suspect? Youth groups condemned the appearance of administration bets Bong Go and JV Ejercito at the 12th ...

2019 04:35pm, Oct 20, 2018
COC filing: Comebacks, gimmicks that 'shookt' Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – From political comebacks and controversial personalities to bizarre claims and attention-grabbing gimmicks, it was an interesting week as hopefuls filed their certificates of ...

MOVEPH 07:30pm, Oct 09, 2018
Rep Wes Gatchalian apologizes for car blocking PWD ramp

MANILA, Philippines –“You’re sorry because you were caught?” This was the sentiment of some netizens over the public apology of Valenzuela City 1st District Representative Wes Gatchalian, days after ...

Sep 2018
MOVEPH 06:33pm, Sep 24, 2018
Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

LEYTE, Philippines – The fight against disinformation online has to be a crusade of not just a few individuals or organizations, but a whole community. This was the message of journalists to the ...

MOVEPH 06:01pm, Sep 15, 2018
Raissa Robles, Edwin Lacierda get flak for mocking Duterte's Bisaya accent

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Known vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte caught the ire of netizens after they mocked the President's Bisaya accent in their exchange of tweets on Tuesday, ...