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.

Sep 2018
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, ...

Aug 2018
MOVEPH 01:43pm, Aug 25, 2018
VIRAL: Heartwarming video of Cebu inmates singing 'Pagsubok' at grad rites

MANILA, Philippines – It's never too late to start again. A heartwarming video went viral this week featuring inmates from Consolacion, Cebu singing Orient Pearl's "Pagsubok" during their ...

MOVEPH 08:27pm, Aug 24, 2018
WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

MANILA, Philippines – For Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum, there's a mismatch in the appreciation of resilience as a trait of the Filipino and what it means in ...

MOVEPH 05:05pm, Aug 17, 2018
Father who walked daughter down the aisle in viral photo, passes away

MANILA, Philippines – A dying father’s last wish became a heartbreaking scene for netizens. All the 65-year-old, cancer-stricken Pedro Villarin wanted was to be able to walk his daughter, Charlotte ...

MOVEPH 07:12pm, Aug 13, 2018
Has resiliency been used as an excuse for government shortcomings?

MANILA, Philippines – No doubt, disaster scenarios bring out Filipinos' resiliency and optimism. Typhoons visit the country like clockwork, such that Filipinos have seemingly learned to cope with ...

MOVEPH 03:32pm, Aug 09, 2018
Why single out singles, netizens ask MMDA

MANILA, Philippines – It's a band-aid solution to traffic, especially when the public transport system remains in a mess. Metro residents chimed in on the latest plan of the Metro Manila Development ...

Jul 2018
MOVEPH 10:00am, Jul 22, 2018
Report card: How did Duterte fare in last 2 years?

MANILA, Philippines – If netizens were asked to rate President Rodrigo Duterte's performance at the end of his second year in office, would he get in the honor roll or end up retaking some ...

MOVEPH 01:31pm, Jul 03, 2018
#SavePLDTContractuals: Ex-PLDT workers share stories of being jobless

MANILA, Philippines – Using #SavePLDTContractuals, former employees of the service contract provider of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Inc. (PLDT), took to twitter to share their ...

Jun 2018
MOVEPH 01:05pm, Jun 17, 2018
When he called her 'Papa,' she promised to be the best father

MANILA, Philippines – "Ma, puwede po bang siya na lang ang maging papa ko?" (Mama, can she just be my father?) It all started with that question. It was one afternoon in 2011 when 3-year-old Lorenz ...

MOVEPH 11:22am, Jun 15, 2018
UST student who endured daily long commutes graduates magna cum laude

MANILA, Philippines – It might be the end of long and tiring bus rides for 21-year-old Mark James Capulong, at least for now. Capulong endured a maximum of 5 hours of daily travel from his hometown ...