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.

Mar 2018
PHILIPPINES 07:38pm, Mar 19, 2018
Landmark coco levy trust fund bill hurdles Congress

MANILA, Philippines – After more than 4 decades, the coconut levy trust fund bill finally hurdled Congress, but farmers are still worried about the kind of law that would be passed. (READ: The ...

PHILIPPINES 05:40pm, Mar 19, 2018
Filipinos to have national IDs soon after Senate, House pass bill

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos will soon have a single and unified proof of identity to facilitate their public and private transactions, after the Senate and the House passed the bill creating the ...

PHILIPPINES 03:25pm, Mar 15, 2018
Cayetano voted in favor of Int'l Criminal Court membership in 2011

MANILA, Philippines – He may now be in favor of the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court but in 2011, then senator and now Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano voted for ...

PHILIPPINES 01:48pm, Mar 15, 2018
Poe, Roque clash on bill prohibiting officials from spreading fake news

MANILA, Philippines – Should government officials be penalized for spreading fake news or misinformation? Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Grace Poe clashed on the issue on ...

PHILIPPINES 07:01pm, Mar 14, 2018
Can Senate stop PH's withdrawal from ICC? Pacquiao blocked the resolution

MANILA, Philippines – A year ago – in February 2017 – more than half of senators had wanted the Senate to have a united stand that Malacañang must seek the chamber's concurrence on all treaty ...

PHILIPPINES 04:43pm, Mar 14, 2018
CA defers DAR chief's confirmation over lack of track record

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) has deferred the confirmation of Agrarian Reform chief John Castriciones over questions on his qualifications. Castriciones was grilled on ...

PHILIPPINES 02:20pm, Mar 14, 2018
It's final: PH Navy chief says Korean system to be installed in warships

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Navy decided to use a Korean combat management system (CMS), and not a more tested Dutch system, for warships which are expected to be delivered by 2020. During ...

PHILIPPINES 11:30am, Mar 14, 2018
De Lima medical test shows 'benign' liver mass

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila de Lima welcomed the results of her medical test, showing that the mass earlier detected in her liver is not cancerous. "I have received the results of my CT scan ...

PHILIPPINES 05:55pm, Mar 13, 2018
Nene Pimentel, IBP, Namfrel reject no-election scenario in May 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate president Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr and 9 other Senate resource persons oppose a no-election scenario in May 2019, amid the bid to change the 1987 ...

INSIDE TRACK 05:36pm, Mar 13, 2018
Drilon praises Bong Go's basketball skills: 'Magaling talaga'

They may be from the opposite ends of politics but there’s nothing that a good game can't solve. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon was all praises for Special Assistant to the President Bong Go ...