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.

Jul 2018
INSIDE TRACK 02:38pm, Jul 21, 2018
Why Noynoy Aquino always skips Duterte's SONAs

After two years and a string of complaints against him, former president Benigno Aquino III decided to again skip the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of his successor, President Rodrigo ...

PHILIPPINES 01:02pm, Jul 21, 2018
Federalism to worsen political violence in regions – PCIJ

MANILA, Philippines – Political dynasties will still flourish under federalism, which may even escalate tensions and violence among clans in the regions, according to a recent Philippine Center for ...

PHILIPPINES 05:52pm, Jul 19, 2018
Coco levy fund: Duterte's failed promise

MANILA, Philippines – Two years into his presidency, President Rodrigo Duterte has failed to keep his campaign promise of returning the P76-billion coconut levy fund to farmers. (READ: Coco levy ...

PHILIPPINES 04:20pm, Jul 18, 2018
Senators hit Alvarez over 'self-serving' push for People's Initiative

MANILA, Philippines – Senators strongly oppose House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to start a People's Initiative to cancel the 2019 midterm elections and speed up the shift to ...

PHILIPPINES 08:08pm, Jul 17, 2018
Plebiscite, preamble, PH laws among last issues at Bangsamoro bicam

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Three issues consumed the bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on its targeted last day of deliberations Tuesday, July 17. Senate ...

PHILIPPINES 10:00am, Jul 17, 2018
How Duterte's drug war targets the youth

MANILA, Philippines – In his two years in office, President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration waged war on illegal drugs, targeting Filipino youth in the process, either through killings or ...

PHILIPPINES 10:26pm, Jul 16, 2018
Noynoy Aquino 'perplexed' by NBI Dengvaxia findings vs him

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III hit the National Bureau of Investigation’s recommendation of a technical malversation charge against him over the P3.5-billion procurement ...

PHILIPPINES 08:55pm, Jul 13, 2018
Trillanes says PNP removed his security escorts

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said the Philippine National Police (PNP) has removed his security detail. An opposition supporter first posted the ...

PHILIPPINES 06:40pm, Jul 13, 2018
Professors, scholars launch signature campaign vs constituent assembly

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Professors and scholars from different academic institutions in the Philippines have started a signature campaign against plans to hold a Constituent Assembly ...

PHILIPPINES 05:15pm, Jul 11, 2018
PNP denies Sotto request to allow De Lima hearings in jail

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) rejected the request of Senate President Vicente Sotto III to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to hold hearings in jail. PNP ...