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.

Nov 2018
PHILIPPINES 08:28pm, Nov 19, 2018
Congress passes bill creating 3 new Palawan provinces

MANILA, Philippines – Palawan, the island closest to the disputed West Philippine Sea, would soon be divided into 3 provinces, after the House and the Senate approved the proposal. Voting 14-1, the ...

PHILIPPINES 07:10pm, Nov 19, 2018
Senate approves tax amnesty bill on final reading

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, November 19, approved Senate Bill No. 2059, which seeks to allow a one-time opportunity to settle tax obligations. Senate ways and means committee ...

PHILIPPINES 03:53pm, Nov 19, 2018
2 senators ask Duterte to release details of draft deals with China

MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit, two opposition senators filed a resolution calling for President Rodrigo Duterte to release the “definitive draft” of the ...

2019 11:02am, Nov 16, 2018
PDP-Laban's Senate slate to rely on Duterte popularity, party machinery

MANILA, Philippines – The 5-member senatorial slate of ruling party PDP-Laban is relying on the popularity of party chairman President Rodrigo Duterte, as well as the party machinery, to win in the ...

2019 12:56pm, Nov 15, 2018
Duterte has 'minimal involvement' in PDP-Laban affairs

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has minimal involvement in the affairs of ruling party PDP-Laban. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, said this on Wednesday, November ...

2019 09:30am, Nov 15, 2018
Koko Pimentel says 'no need to worry' over China Telecom's entry to PH

MANILA, Philippines – Administration Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Wednesday, November 14, downplayed concerns over state-owned China Telecom’s impending entry into the Philippines. Mislatel ...

2019 11:36pm, Nov 14, 2018
Koko Pimentel open to sharing same slate with Imee Marcos

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, whose father and namesake fought the Marcos dictatorship decades ago, is open to running on the same senatorial slate with Ilocos Norte Governor ...

PHILIPPINES 10:30pm, Nov 14, 2018
Senate approves bill lifting rice import limits

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 14-0, the Senate approved on Wednesday, November 14, the bill seeking to lift restrictions on rice importation to help address the country's soaring inflation. Senate ...

PHILIPPINES 08:00pm, Nov 14, 2018
Koko Pimentel: Imelda Marcos can't use old age to escape criminal liability

MANILA, Philippines – Former first lady and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos’ old age is not an excuse to escape criminal liability. Administration Senator Aquilino Pimentel ...

INSIDE TRACK 03:52pm, Nov 13, 2018
Did Grace Poe tap Marcos 'social media strategist' Franco Mabanta as consultant?

Did Grace Poe tap Franco Mabanta, a pro-Duterte and Marcos social media personality accused of spreading propaganda, as her social media consultant and strategist? Photos posted by Mabanta on his ...