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.

Jun 2019
PHILIPPINES 05:30pm, Jun 10, 2019
Senator-elect Bong Go to take oath before Duterte on July 1

MANILA, Philippines – Senator-elect Bong Go will be taking his oath before no other than his longtime boss, President Rodrigo Duterte. The former special assistant to the President said the event, ...

PHILIPPINES 09:33pm, Jun 05, 2019
Sotto meets with new, incumbent senators amid Senate leadership issue

MANILA, Philippines – Administration senators of the 18th Congress met on Wednesday, June 5, amid an apparent leadership row between Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Cynthia Villar. At ...

IN-DEPTH 02:19pm, Jun 05, 2019
Bong Go: President Duterte's 'eyes and ears' in the Senate

MANILA, Philippines – Christopher “Bong” Go has come a long way from being President Rodrigo Duterte’s longtime aide to a senator of the republic. But one thing remains: Duterte could rely on Go ...

PHILIPPINES 12:15pm, Jun 05, 2019
Past is past? Nancy Binay offers Trillanes teaching job, free hospitalization in Makati

MANILA, Philippines – As Senator Antonio Trillanes IV prepares to leave the Senate, Senator Nancy Binay – whose family the opposition lawmaker had subjected to exposés several years ago – offered ...

PHILIPPINES 11:38am, Jun 05, 2019
Drilon trumpets minority bloc's achievements in 17th Congress

MANILA, Philippines – As the 17th Congress ended, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon touted the accomplishments of the 6-member opposition bloc from 2016 to 2019. Aside from Drilon, the other ...

PHILIPPINES 10:45pm, Jun 04, 2019
As 17th Congress ends, Sotto hopes next Senate will 'remain independent'

MANILA, Philippines – On the day the 17th Congress ended, Senate President Vicente Sotto III expressed hope that the next Senate would "remain cooperative but independent." Sotto said the chamber ...

PHILIPPINES 09:55pm, Jun 04, 2019
Laughter, jokes fill last Senate session as 6 senators bid goodbye

MANILA, Philippines – A stark contrast from their usual Senate plenary sessions, the final session of the 17th Congress was filled with laughter and jokes, as 6 outgoing senators bade ...

PHILIPPINES 04:05pm, Jun 04, 2019
Amid Senate leadership row, Pimentel tells Villar: Mind your own party

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday, June 4, told Senator Cynthia Villar to mind her own party after she scolded PDP-Laban senators over the Senate leadership ...

PHILIPPINES 09:36pm, Jun 03, 2019
Senate: No time left to pass mandatory ROTC bill despite Malacañang urgency

MANILA, Philippines – Amid Malacañang's last-minute certification of the bill as urgent, the Senate said it has no time left to pass the controversial measure making the Reserve Officers' Training ...

PHILIPPINES 08:55pm, Jun 03, 2019
Senate approves higher taxes on cigarettes, tobacco products

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 20-0, the Senate on Monday, June 3, passed on third and final reading the bill increasing excise taxes on cigarettes, in a bid to reduce smoking and raise funding for ...