Michael Bueza


Michael Bueza left a top IT company in 2013 to become part of Rappler's Research Team, where he gets to process data, create interactive maps and share trivia on a regular basis.

He has immersed himself in news and general information since he picked up his first newspaper at age 8. Back when he was a student, he was almost always at the library after classes or during breaks, reading TIME Magazine and perusing encyclopedias (both hard-bound ones and those installed on computers).

At Rappler, Michael has worked on various data sets: elections, EDSA bus stops, even beauty pageants. And he's excited to wrangle more data to better understand the world.

Among his dream projects: a database of every elected and appointed government official in the Philippines.

At home, Michael has a box full of finished books, another boxload of books in his reading queue, and a list of books he will buy in due time. One cool bookshelf or even his own library? Soon.

Jul 2019
2019 10:37am, Jul 20, 2019
Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The list of contributors to the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections contain their friends and family members, prominent businessmen, ...

OTHER SPORTS 04:31pm, Jul 17, 2019
3 Pinoy wrestlers join WWE tryout in China

MANILA, Philippines – Three homegrown Filipino wrestlers may be a few steps away from becoming the next superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Crystal, Jake de Leon, and Ken Warren of ...

RAPPLER IQ 09:00am, Jul 02, 2019
18th Congress, by the numbers

MANILA, Philippines – The 2019 midterm elections saw the ruling party PDP-Laban and its allies take both the Senate and the House, virtually ensuring a smoother interaction between President Rodrigo ...

Jun 2019
OTHER SPORTS 11:02pm, Jun 30, 2019
Ex-WWE wrestler TJP 'coming home' to Manila in October 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar TJP will be "coming home" to the Philippines in October 2019. Through a video clip in one of ...

PHILIPPINES 12:00am, Jun 22, 2019
New round of voter registration begins August 1

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Friday, June 21, it will hold a new round of voter registration starting August 2019. In a statement, Comelec Spokesperson ...

OTHER SPORTS 01:24pm, Jun 19, 2019
WWE returns to Manila in September 2019

MANILA, Philippines – After 3 years, the men and women of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are returning to Manila in September. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, June 19, live events promoter ...

RAPPLER IQ 10:19am, Jun 19, 2019
International laws spell out duty to rescue persons at sea

MANILA, Philippines – Reports of the June 9 incident where a Chinese fishing vessel rammed a Filipino fishing boat anchored near Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) ...

2019 08:54pm, Jun 14, 2019
How much did Senate bets spend, receive in 2019 election campaign?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A month after the May 2019 elections, all candidates were expected to submit campaign finance documents to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) by Thursday, June ...

PHILIPPINES 04:00pm, Jun 10, 2019
Villar, Cusi still richest Cabinet members in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi remained the only billionaires and the richest members of the Cabinet in 2018, based on their ...

2019 01:30pm, Jun 03, 2019
Fewer polling precincts post 100% turnout in 2019

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In a clustered precinct, every registered voter turning up seemed improbable, but in some areas it somehow happened on Election Day, May 13. Based on the last ...