Marguerite de Leon

Marguerite is a social media producer for Rappler. She received the Mulry Award for Literary Excellence upon graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007.

She writes fiction, and her short stories have seen print in various national publications.

Jul 2019
BLOG 04:00pm, Jul 16, 2019
[OPINION] LEAKED: Director's notes for Duterte's 4th SONA

Imagine it with me. The lights dim at the House of Representatives. Darkness coaxes all guests to fall silent. Music starts fading in gently, but it is not Freddie Aguilar’s Para sa Tunay na ...

Jun 2019
BLOG 08:30am, Jun 30, 2019
'Hindi kami intern': Why social media managers should get way, way more respect

I've been part of the team behind Rappler's social media accounts for nearly 6 years now, and before that, I took care of social media for a few big brands in a digital ad agency. Like any job, ...

Apr 2019
BLOG 05:57pm, Apr 09, 2019
I didn’t vote the last elections, and boy do I regret it

You could say I was a different person 3 years ago. I’d been working in a newsroom for years by then, and despite (or maybe because of?) this, I was a classic cynic, the ideals of our democratic ...

Mar 2019
MOVEPH 06:13pm, Mar 01, 2019
‘Don't be a headline reader’: Cagayano journalists speak up against disinformation

CAGAYAN, Philippines – The problem of disinformation isn’t just concentrated in Metro Manila. Up north in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, on Tuesday, February 26, students listened to homegrown ...

Dec 2018
BLOG 05:12pm, Dec 21, 2018
A Christmas wish list for the naughty boys and girls of Woke Twitter

‘Tis the season to be merry, but Woke Twitter – or the growing mass of Twitter users that always has something to say about current events and social justice – remains as furious and indignant as ...

SPORTS 07:54pm, Dec 05, 2018
'Fighting till the end': Netizens laud UP Maroons despite Game 2 loss

MANILA, Philippines – The historic UAAP Season 81 men's basketball Finals between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons has come to an end, with the ...

Oct 2018
PHILIPPINES 05:00pm, Oct 28, 2018
Netizens do a spit take over Duterte's 'laway mo, kunin ko' statement

MANILA, Philippines – Did President Rodrigo Duterte bring his slimy rhetoric to a whole other level? While the President is notorious for making sexist remarks towards women, and even caused a stir ...

2019 02:55pm, Oct 16, 2018
Twitter war erupts over Angkas drivers supporting Bong Go

MANILA, Philippines – Should a group of Angkas motorcycle drivers show their support for a politician while in uniform? Netizens expressed outrage when Twitter user @heycaloy shared photos on ...

Aug 2018
SOCIAL MEDIA 05:52pm, Aug 15, 2018
VIRAL: Woman refuses to surrender license to MMDA, gets cyberbullied

MANILA, Philippines – In the chaos of Metro Manila, arguments between citizen drivers and officials from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are a dime a dozen. When caught on camera and ...

Jul 2018
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 07:26pm, Jul 27, 2018
'Luke Cage' in Manila: Black talent, black music, universal appeal

MANILA, Philippines – From the very beginning, Marvel’s Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker knew that his series about a black, bulletproof superhero from Harlem, New York was going to be ...