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.

Oct 2019
PHILIPPINES 12:11pm, Oct 11, 2019
Panelo didn't experience real commuter struggle, netizens say

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – “It’s nothing but a stunt.” This is how Filipinos online described Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s commute to his home in Marikina City to Malacañang on ...

PHILIPPINES 02:37pm, Oct 10, 2019
Do it every day! Netizens react to Panelo’s planned commute

MANILA, Philippines – This is not new at all. President Rodrigo Duterte’s former spokesman Harry Roque did it. And, now, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo is taking on the challenge of ...

Sep 2019
PHILIPPINES 03:55pm, Sep 30, 2019
‘This gov’t is good at recycling garbage’: Netizens slam Mocha Uson's OWWA appointment

MANILA, Philippines – Controversial pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson is back in a government post. Her return, however, is being criticized widely by netizens, with one common sentiment being, “This ...

MOVEPH 11:10pm, Sep 25, 2019
Dela Rosa slammed for vaccine remark: ‘Hindi comedy bar ang Senado!’

MANILA, Philippines – It was Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa’s first and only time to speak at the Senate hearing on immunization on Tuesday, September 24. Netizens, however, said his remark was not ...

PHILIPPINES 02:08pm, Sep 22, 2019
Activist Samira Gutoc's Twitter account hacked

MANILA, Philippines — The Twitter account of activist and former senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc was not spared from hackers. On Sunday, September 22, Gutoc posted on Facebook that her Twitter ...

PHILIPPINES 11:32pm, Sep 17, 2019
'People fall in love, people fall out of love:' Netizens debate divorce

MANILA, Philippines – Is predominantly Catholic Philippines ready for divorce? As the Senate continued to hear 3 divorce bills on Tuesday, September 17, Filipinos online weighed in on legalizing ...

PHILIPPINES 02:33pm, Sep 03, 2019
‘How about according to zodiac sign?’: Netizens mock ‘brand coding’ traffic scheme

MANILA, Philippines – "How about banning cars according to the driver's zodiac sign?" or "How about according to haircut?" Netizens on Monday, September 2, poked fun at the traffic scheme proposed ...

Aug 2019
PHILIPPINES 06:40pm, Aug 27, 2019
‘This is not about your father:’ Netizens slam Imee Marcos for Heroes’ Day message

MANILA, Philippines – “Just because your father does not qualify as one does not mean we cannot regard others as heroes.” Filipinos online hit Senator Imee Marcos over her National Heroes’ Day ...

PHILIPPINES 10:00pm, Aug 22, 2019
Mandatory ROTC? Fix K to 12 program first, netizens say

MANILA, Philippines – Despite claiming in public speeches that he tried to skip ROTC as a student, President Rodrigo Duterte himself wants the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to become mandatory ...

PHILIPPINES 06:13pm, Aug 21, 2019
Is the Filipino worth dying for? Netizens weigh in on Ninoy's famous quote

MANILA, Philippines – Is the Filipino still worth dying for? Many Filipinos online answered a resounding "yes," even if many seemed disappointed and skeptical of the composition of the government ...