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.

Apr 2019
IN-DEPTH 09:03am, Apr 17, 2019
Duterte, PDP-Laban campaign rallies: Showbiz, insults, late night rants

MANILA, Philippines – Eight- to 10-hour gatherings filled with song and dance numbers, insults against critics, and late night rants led by President Rodrigo Duterte define most PDP-Laban campaign ...

PHILIPPINES 03:50pm, Apr 16, 2019
Senators hail Duterte veto of P95.3-B infra funds in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Tuesday, April 16, hailed President Rodrigo Duterte's veto of questionable allotments in the P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019. Duterte on Monday, April ...

PHILIPPINES 07:05pm, Apr 14, 2019
Robredo: Imee Marcos 'insensitive' for saying PH started fight with China

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, April 14, slammed Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, a senatorial candidate, for her "insensitive" comment on the maritime dispute ...

PHILIPPINES 01:34pm, Apr 11, 2019
Sotto, Lacson, Honasan seek Senate rebuke of US lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III and senators Panfilo Lacson and Gregorio Honasan II filed a resolution, seeking the rebuke of United States lawmakers for “interfering” with ...

PHILIPPINES 07:55pm, Apr 07, 2019
Gordon to explain 'doble plaka' law to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Amid calls to suspend Republic Act (RA) No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019, Senator Richard Gordon said he would explain to President Rodrigo Duterte the ...

PHILIPPINES 04:05pm, Apr 07, 2019
Robredo denies she is 'eager' to replace Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, April 7, slammed efforts to paint her as "eager" to replace President Rodrigo Duterte. Robredo said she was only responding to questions ...

PHILIPPINES 07:41am, Apr 05, 2019
Duterte blames Trillanes, 'yellows’ for viral video linking Paolo to illegal drugs

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, April 4, said the “yellows” are behind the viral video linking his son, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte, to illegal ...

PHILIPPINES 01:30pm, Apr 04, 2019
Senate probe sought into Chinese dredging vessel in Batangas

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday, April 4, called for a Senate investigation into the presence of a Chinese dredging vessel in Lobo, Batangas. Hontiveros filed ...

PHILIPPINES 09:08pm, Apr 03, 2019
'It was an open area:' PSG explains bulletproof glass for Duterte in Malabon rally

MANILA, Philippines – The chief of the Presidential Security Group on Wednesday, April 3, explained the need for a bulletproof glass shield for President Rodrigo Duterte during a PDP-Laban rally in ...

PHILIPPINES 05:37pm, Apr 03, 2019
Duterte threatens Malabon mayor Oreta: Solve drug problem in 1 month or face arrest

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, April 2, threatened to have Malabon Mayor Antolin “Len Len” Oreta III "arrested" if his city’s drug problem is not solved in one ...