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 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, ...

Aug 2018
MOVEPH 12:40pm, Aug 30, 2018
Donate books, help Lumad students finish college

MANILA, Philippines – You can help Lumad students finish their college degrees by donating books. In its bid to secure a permit to operate a college, the Community Technical College of Southeastern ...

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 ...