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.

May 2018
GLOBAL AFFAIRS 04:50pm, May 20, 2018
Global South coalition tells Facebook: Be fair, accountable

MANILA, Philippines – Following the probe into Facebook's role in the US elections, a coalition demanded scrutiny into the company's alleged involvement in "abetting human rights abuses" and ...

INSIDE TRACK 01:20pm, May 19, 2018
Gordon's about-face on PCGG abolition

There seems to be a contradiction between Senator Richard Gordon’s own words and actions on the controversial move to abolish the agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos plundered during the ...

PHILIPPINES 01:26am, May 18, 2018
Sotto as Senate president? Reorganization looms ahead of Duterte's SONA

MANILA, Philippines – A draft resolution signed by majority of the senators circulated on Thursday, May 17, supporting a reorganization in the chamber that would install Majority Floor Leader ...

PHILIPPINES 07:10pm, May 17, 2018
Robredo slams plan to abolish, transfer PCGG to Calida's office

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and other officials of the Liberal Party (LP) slammed the move to abolish the agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos plundered during the ...

PHILIPPINES 04:00pm, May 17, 2018
14 senators file resolution urging SC to review Sereno ouster

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Fourteen senators filed a resolution calling on the Supreme Court to review its decision granting the quo warranto petition and ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes ...

PHILIPPINES 03:05pm, May 17, 2018
Duterte attends granddaughter Isabelle's San Beda graduation

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, May 17, attended the senior high school graduation of his granddaughter Isabelle at the Philippine International Convention ...

PHILIPPINES 02:25pm, May 17, 2018
De Lima seeks court permission to attend son's law school graduation

MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima asked the court to allow her to attend the graduation rites of her youngest son Vincent Joshua Bohol on June 3. De Lima on Tuesday, May 15, filed ...

BUSINESS 11:32am, May 17, 2018
Senate approves bill granting gov't support for 'innovative' startups

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday, May 17, approved the bill that aims to give entrepreneurs a better chance of succeeding by providing them with subsidies and assistance. Voting 18-0, ...

PHILIPPINES 04:35pm, May 16, 2018
Pimentel OK with PCGG under Calida's office: 'Look at structure, not personality'

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III backed proposals to abolish the agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos plundered during the Marcos dictatorship and transfer its ...

PHILIPPINES 03:33pm, May 16, 2018
Trillanes seeks probe into PCOO's 'anomalous' P647-M ASEAN info caravan

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has sought a Senate investigation into the Presidential Communications Operations Office’s alleged anomalous use of P647.11 million for ...