Camille Elemia


Camille covers politics for Rappler, currently focused on the Senate and the Office of the President.

She is not new to political reporting, having been the senior political reporter of Solar News Channel (now CNN Philippines). Her baptism of fire was the coverage of the impeachment trial of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Camille graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Research. She tried to practice her course right after college but felt something was missing. She instantly knew what she wanted – to be a journalist.

A fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, she graduated with a degree in MA Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University in June 2016.

Her other interests include dogs, food, and travel.

Jan 2019
PHILIPPINES 07:40pm, Jan 20, 2019
Robredo, lawmakers to voters: Say 'yes' to Bangsamoro law

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and several senators on Sunday, January 20, urged voters to vote in favor of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the upcoming plebiscite. ...

PHILIPPINES 03:30pm, Jan 20, 2019
Senate to begin hearing bills on lowering age of criminal liability

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate is set to hear bills seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old to 12 years old, higher than the House justice ...

PHILIPPINES 01:27pm, Jan 16, 2019
Duterte 'receptive' to gov’t takeover of Hanjin's Subic shipyard

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is “receptive” to a Philippine government takeover of the Subic shipyard of South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction ...

PHILIPPINES 11:03am, Jan 15, 2019
Not guilty of libel, Trillanes tells Davao City court

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday, January 15, pleaded not guilty to all 4 counts of libel filed against him by President Rodrigo Duterte’s son, Paolo ...

PHILIPPINES 08:18am, Jan 15, 2019
Davao court rejects DOJ request to block Trillanes travels

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – A Davao City court rejected the Department of Justice's request for a hold departure order against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Judge Melinda Alconcel ...

PHILIPPINES 06:54am, Jan 15, 2019
Trillanes sets foot in Davao City to face libel cases

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV set foot in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown for the first time since he was declared persona non grata here nearly a year ...

PHILIPPINES 06:20pm, Jan 14, 2019
Senate seeks to delete P75B in DPWH's 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate is bent on deleting the controversial P75 billion in the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways, upon the proposal of Senator Panfilo ...

PHILIPPINES 02:40pm, Jan 14, 2019
Sotto seeks to mediate between Duterte, Catholic Church

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III seeks to mediate between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Catholic Church amid ongoing animosity between the two. Sotto, a Catholic, said ...

PHILIPPINES 01:55pm, Jan 14, 2019
Senate probe sought into DFA passport data loss

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros wants a Senate investigation into the supposed passport data loss in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Opposition Senator Risa ...

RAPPLER IQ 10:11am, Jan 14, 2019
About to adjourn, Senate yet to probe China deals, other controversial contracts

MANILA, Philippines – With only 35 days left for the 17th Congress, the Senate still has not conducted any investigations into ongoing militarization in the South China Sea and the government’s ...