Mara Cepeda

mara.cepeda@rappler.com

MARA CEPEDA

Mara considers joining Rappler as her baptism of fire. She is currently covering the Office of the Vice President and writes stories about the education and health sectors.

Previously, she covered the House of Representatives. During the 2016 elections, Mara trailed the presidential bid of former vice president Jejomar Binay.

Mara graduated cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Communication. She was the editor-in-chief of The GUIDON, the university's official student publication.

In her spare time, Mara loves to read books, binge-watch her favorite TV shows, and dance around the room like no one's watching.

Nov 2018
PHILIPPINES 10:26pm, Nov 20, 2018
Fariñas: House’s expulsion of De Vera ’mockery of our republicanism’

MANILA, Philippines – Two House majority leaders faced off at the plenary in the wake of the removal of Eugene de Vera as party-list representative of the Arts, Business, and Science Professionals ...


PHILIPPINES 08:13pm, Nov 20, 2018
House recognizes British School Manila as international education institution

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading the bill that seeks to recognize British School Manila (BSM) as an international education institution. House ...


PHILIPPINES 07:41pm, Nov 20, 2018
House seeks to make 2018 budget available beyond 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is seeking to extend for one year the availability of funds allocated for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) and for capital outlay ...


PHILIPPINES 06:35pm, Nov 20, 2018
House approves tax amnesty bill

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill that would grant a one-time opportunity for Filipinos to settle their tax obligations. On Tuesday, November 20, lawmakers approved ...


PHILIPPINES 04:55pm, Nov 20, 2018
House approves proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading the proposed General Appropriations Act or the P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. Lawmakers approved House Bill ...


PHILIPPINES 04:10pm, Nov 20, 2018
Andaya: De Vera 'abandoned' ABS through Marikina congressional bid

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said expelled Arts, Business, and Science Professionals (ABS) representative Eugene de Vera "distanced" himself from his party when the ...


PHILIPPINES 01:45pm, Nov 20, 2018
Jericho Nograles is House caretaker for Davao City 1st district

MANILA, Philippines – Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Representative Jericho Nograles has been designated as caretaker of the 1st district of Davao City, after the appointment of his brother Karlo ...


PHILIPPINES 08:30pm, Nov 19, 2018
Minority leadership row triggers De Vera's removal from ABS party

MANILA, Philippines – The Arts, Business, and Science Professionals (ABS) party removed lawyer Eugene de Vera as its congressman in the House of Representatives after the latter challenged the ...


PHILIPPINES 06:55pm, Nov 19, 2018
House removes Eugene de Vera as ABS party-list congressman

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House of Representatives kicked out Eugene de Vera as representative of the Arts, Business, and Science Professionals (ABS) party on Monday, November 19. This ...


PHILIPPINES 05:10pm, Nov 19, 2018
Robredo to Asian, European liberals: 'Stand alongside freedom fighters'

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo told members of Asian liberal and democratic parties that it is their duty to support other institutions who engage in efforts to uphold ...