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.

Dec 2019
BLOG 09:55pm, Dec 23, 2019
[OPINION] Christmas isn't necessarily merry for people with depression and anxiety

Christmas is about happiness. Our holiday lexicon brims over with positivity: merry and mirth and joy and rejoice and cheer and glee. And while this rings true for many, especially in a culture that ...

Oct 2019
PHILIPPINES 05:47pm, Oct 11, 2019
Netizens dare officials: Dengvaxia shot for Persida, rice planting for Cynthia

MANILA, Philippines – So, who's next? On Friday, October 11, netizens had much to say about Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's morning commute, which he undertook after progressive groups like ...

LIFE AND STYLE 01:25pm, Oct 02, 2019
'It's our happy place': Netizens recall favorite memories of Star City

MANILA, Philippines – A fire of still undetermined origin broke out before dawn Wednesday, October 2, at the Star City complex in Pasay City, gutting both the theme park and the offices of the ...

Sep 2019
BLOG 03:30pm, Sep 30, 2019
[OPINION] Fraternities are insecure men’s clubs

Frat-related violence is in the headlines again, from the alleged leaked conversations of UP Sigma Rho Fraternity members, to Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Darwin Dormitorio’s death by ...

BLOG 10:57am, Sep 14, 2019
Pia Wurtzbach greeted me a happy birthday, and it was scarier than you think

Before I start this short essay, I’d like to cover my bases first: To all Pia Wurtzbach stans out there, I assure you that this piece is not an affront to our Miss Universe 2015. Her grace and calm ...

PHILIPPINES 12:49pm, Sep 04, 2019
Ang huwes ng hugot: Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is Twitter's #LabGuru

MANILA, Philippines – Marvic Leonen is a man of many accomplishments. He is, most notably, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines. Beyond that, he was once the country's ...

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 ...