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.

Sep 2018
PHILIPPINES 07:26am, Sep 26, 2018
Trillanes to remain in the Senate after posting bail

MANILA, Philippines – There’s no going home yet for opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after 3 weeks of being holed up in his Senate office. Trillanes said he would continue staying in his ...

PHILIPPINES 07:37pm, Sep 25, 2018
Trillanes taunts Duterte: Watch, you will experience this too

MANILA, Philippines – Even in a tension-filled moment, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV found a way to mock President Rodrigo Duterte. While posting a P200,000 bail at the Makati City ...

PHILIPPINES 06:41pm, Sep 25, 2018
Tito Sotto seeks to lower minimum age of criminal liability to 13

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday, September 24, filed a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal liability from the current 15 to 13 years old. In his explanatory ...

PHILIPPINES 12:06pm, Sep 25, 2018
Majority of Filipinos trust, approve of Senate President Tito Sotto

MANILA, Philippines – Majority of Filipinos trust Senate President Vicente Sotto III and approve of his performance, according to the September 2018 Pulse Asia survey released on Tuesday, September ...

PHILIPPINES 09:37am, Sep 25, 2018
'Rice tara-ffication?' Hontiveros bares Jason Aquino's corruption in NFA

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday, September 24, bared alleged corruption in the National Food Authority (NFA) under former administrator Jason Aquino. In a privilege speech, ...

INSIDE TRACK 06:17pm, Sep 24, 2018
Strength as a candidate? 'Beauty,' jokes Nancy Binay

MANILA, Philippines – It is all about beauty. Reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay said this in jest on Monday, September 24, when asked what she thinks is her advantage as a candidate. “Strength? ...

PHILIPPINES 04:55pm, Sep 24, 2018
Ex-DND panel chair, official tell courts: Trillanes applied for amnesty in 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday, September 24, submitted supporting documents to prove that the amnesty granted to him in 2011 was valid and legal. Trillanes submitted ...

PHILIPPINES 02:30pm, Sep 24, 2018
Nancy Binay debunks Enrile claim: My dad was arrested during Martial Law

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Nancy Binay on Monday, September 24, debunked the claim of former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile that there was no arrest during Martial Law under the late dictator ...

2019 12:41pm, Sep 24, 2018
JV Ejercito on ratings dip: 'Non-use of Estrada name working against me'

MANILA, Philippines – Reelectionist Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said the "Estrada factor" contributed to the decline in his survey ratings, as shown in a September 2018 Pulse Asia survey. The ...

IN-DEPTH 09:00pm, Sep 23, 2018
Why the Senate backed Trillanes but not De Lima vs Duterte

AT A GLANCE Senator Leila de Lima was imprisoned in February 2017. A little over a year after, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces the same threat. But unlike in the case of De Lima, the ...