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.

Dec 2017
IN-DEPTH 08:05am, Dec 16, 2017
From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family

MANILA, Philippines – Unexpected, unimaginable, extraordinary – that’s how opposition Senator Leila de Lima and her family described the rollercoaster year that saw the once powerful justice ...

PHILIPPINES 06:55pm, Dec 14, 2017
Aquino hits Topacio over plunder claims in Dengvaxia controversy

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III slammed Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) lawyer Ferdinand Topacio for accusing him of plunder over the government's ...

PHILIPPINES 04:14pm, Dec 14, 2017
Aquino confirms Sanofi meetings but denies knowing questionable record

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III confirmed meeting with Sanofi Pasteur officials twice but said he was not informed of the charges against the pharmaceutical company. At the ...

PHILIPPINES 03:20pm, Dec 14, 2017
Noynoy Aquino defends rush in buying dengue vaccine

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Former president Benigno Aquino III defended his administration’s decision to rush the procurement of the P3.5-billion worth of dengue vaccine in 2015. “From our ...

PHILIPPINES 12:42pm, Dec 14, 2017
'Bad science, wrong info' root of Dengvaxia problem – health experts

MANILA, Philippines – Health experts said the root cause of the dengue vaccine problem is “bad science,” saying former president Benigno Aquino III could not be blamed if he was fed the wrong ...

PHILIPPINES 10:35am, Dec 14, 2017
'Confident' Aquino faces Senate probe into dengue vaccine controversy

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III faced the Senate probe into the controversial Dengvaxia dengue vaccine on Thursday, December 14, saying he remained “confident” in the ...

PHILIPPINES 11:15pm, Dec 13, 2017
1st package of tax reform bill now up for Duterte's signature

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 13, ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ...

PHILIPPINES 07:23pm, Dec 13, 2017
Senators slam sudden insertion on coal taxes after bicam deal

MANILA, Philippines – The fate of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill remains in limbo, after it was supposedly discovered that the House inserted a provision retaining the ...

PHILIPPINES 07:08pm, Dec 13, 2017
Aquino, Abad, Ochoa to face Senate probe into dengue vaccine

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III, former executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, and former budget secretary Florencio Abad are set to face the Senate blue ribbon committee ...

PHILIPPINES 12:00pm, Dec 13, 2017
Other presidents did not declare martial law despite rebellion – Pangilinan

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party president and minority Senator Francis Pangilinan questioned the seemingly “arbitrary” declaration and further extension of martial law in Mindanao, saying other ...