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.

Jun 2019
MOVEPH 08:25pm, Jun 19, 2019
U.P. transwoman professor talks about workplace discrimination

MANILA, Philippines – At the age of 5, Hermie Monterde already knew she was a girl even if her assigned sex at birth was male. She was fascinated with dresses and high heels. She would wear them in ...

MOVEPH 06:28pm, Jun 18, 2019
Has the sinking incident in the West PH Sea polarized Filipinos?

MANILA, Philippines – On the evening of June 9, a Chinese vessel rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea, sinking the boat and leaving 22 fishermen adrift. A Vietnamese vessel ...

MOVEPH 02:15pm, Jun 11, 2019
'Tolerated, but not accepted': Filipino LGBTQ+ speak up vs discrimination

MANILA, Philippines – The Filpino LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community's struggle for acceptance is far from over. (READ: The long road to an LGBT anti-discrimination ...

2019 08:02pm, Jun 04, 2019
‘Where’s the credibility, Comelec?’

MANILA, Philippines – “We have a hopeless system.” Netizens on Tuesday, June 4, raged over the Commission on Elections' decision approving the last-minute bid of former National Youth Commission ...

May 2019
BLOG 07:45am, May 21, 2019
[OPINION] To 'woke' people on Twitter: Turn online noise into action

Gone are the days when we only see food videos, cute animal clips, and encouraging posts on social media. Those have been replaced by self-serving posts and toxic conversations. Days after the 2019 ...

MOVEPH 03:46pm, May 18, 2019
As #LoveWins in Taiwan, Filipinos weigh in on same-sex marriage in PH

MANILA, Philippines – In a historic first for Asia, Taiwan's parliament legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, May 17. Should predominantly Catholic Philippines follow suit? Maybe, but that's ...

2019 03:37pm, May 14, 2019
'Disappointed but not surprised': Filipinos react to initial election results

MANILA, Philippines – How are Filipinos online taking the midterm election results so far? Netizens on Tuesday, May 14, took to social media to share their thoughts on the winning senators as ...

MOVEPH 08:46pm, May 10, 2019
Netizens ask Malacañang: What's the obsession with matrices?

MANILA, Philippines – Step aside, Neo. Someone else is in charge of The Matrix now. On Wednesday, May 8, netizens poked fun at the new "matrix" released by Malacañang, tagging critics said to have ...

Mar 2019
MOVEPH 01:10pm, Mar 26, 2019
UPLB community slams ‘repressive’ ban on unenrolled students in classes

LAGUNA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) community raged online on Sunday, March 24, over a memorandum that banned students who are not enrolled from attending ...

MOVEPH 05:50pm, Mar 17, 2019
Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

CAVITE, Philippines – At a time when disinformation online spreads like wildfire and affects public discourse, journalists urged students to be more discerning of their news sources. "There are ...