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.

Oct 2017
PHILIPPINES 10:11am, Oct 20, 2017
Trillanes says he only presented 'facts' in meeting with U.S. senator

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Friday, October 20, that he only presented facts about the situation in the Philippines during his meeting with US Republican ...

PHILIPPINES 05:11pm, Oct 19, 2017
Trillanes files ethics case vs Gordon

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday, October 19, filed an ethics complaint against Senator Richard Gordon for committing "slander" and “unparliamentary ...

PHILIPPINES 03:04pm, Oct 19, 2017
Trillanes meets with US Senator Rubio on Duterte drug war, PH-US ties

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV met with US Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war. Rubio confirmed the ...

PHILIPPINES 02:41pm, Oct 18, 2017
After China, PDP-Laban signs deal with Putin's United Russia party

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) signed an agreement with the United Russia party backed by Russian President ...

PHILIPPINES 01:01pm, Oct 18, 2017
Senate panel cites Aegis Juris leader in contempt, orders detention

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A Senate panel on Wednesday, October 18, cited the leader of the Aegis Juris fraternity in contempt for evading questions during the hearing on the death of law ...

PHILIPPINES 12:38pm, Oct 18, 2017
'Tell me what happened,' Atio Castillo's mother asks frat members

MANILA, Philippines – The parents of 22-year-old Horacio "Atio" Castillo III on Wednesday, October 18, faced 6 Aegis Juris fraternity members present during the morning their son was killed. Horacio ...

PHILIPPINES 12:28pm, Oct 18, 2017
Grace Poe asks Divina to take leave of absence as UST law dean

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe has asked University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina to take a leave from his post, following the fatal hazing of Horacio “Atio” Castillo ...

PHILIPPINES 01:23pm, Oct 17, 2017
Senate panel summons Ralph Trangia, 13 others in Castillo hazing

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs issued a subpoena against 14 people implicated in the fatal hazing of 22-year-old UST law student Horacio “Atio” ...

PHILIPPINES 04:49pm, Oct 16, 2017
P6.4-B shabu’s forwarder claims Gordon making him a scapegoat

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese businessman Richard Tan (Chen Ju Long), the alleged forwarder of the 604 kilos of shabu from China, denounced the draft Senate blue ribbon committee report pinning the ...

PHILIPPINES 02:05pm, Oct 16, 2017
Lawmakers welcome AFP's killing of Hapilon, Omar Maute

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Lawmakers on Monday, October 16, welcomed the deaths of Abu Sayyaf subleader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group leader Omar Maute in clashes in Marawi City. (READ: Top ...