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 2018
RAPPLER IQ 10:02pm, Jul 23, 2018
Gloria Arroyo's firsts as House Speaker

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo became the first female Speaker of the Philippines' House of Representatives, a feat that she earned in a bizarre leadership revamp in ...

PHILIPPINES 10:44am, Jul 21, 2018
SWS says Filipinos 'neutral' on proposed Bangsamoro law

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos remain "neutral" on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday, July 20. The proposed law became ...

RAPPLER IQ 01:55pm, Jul 16, 2018
9 representatives' net worth more than doubled in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The net worth of 9 House representatives more than doubled in 2017 versus 2016, according to their Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). The biggest ...

RAPPLER IQ 02:07pm, Jul 15, 2018
When ex-presidents skip the SONA

Editor's Note: Rappler first published this piece in July 2016. Rappler is republishing it this year in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address. MANILA, Philippines ...

Jun 2018
NEWSBREAK RICH MEDIA 11:00am, Jun 29, 2018
'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

MANILA, Philippines – "Even just a whiff of corruption, and you're out." President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost the jobs of many government officials. Some of them were fired ...

PHILIPPINES 10:00pm, Jun 23, 2018
Who's 'Winston' Gatchalian? PCOO makes another online blunder

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has committed another online blunder – its third mistake in just over a week. This time, it was the name of a senator ...

OTHER SPORTS 12:18am, Jun 21, 2018
Wrestling legend Vader dies at 63

MANILA, Philippines – Wrestling legend and multiple-time world champion Vader died on Monday, June 18. He was 63 years old. One of his children posted on Wednesday, June 20, through Vader's Twitter ...

PHILIPPINES 04:55pm, Jun 19, 2018
Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to resume voter registration for the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. The Comelec scheduled the new round of voter registration from ...

PHILIPPINES 11:19pm, Jun 16, 2018
Duterte: Liguasan Marsh 'belongs to the Moro people'

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said that the Liguasan Marsh in Maguindanao, which reportedly contains oil reserves, belongs to the Moro people. In a speech before Muslim leaders in ...

PHILIPPINES 10:52pm, Jun 16, 2018
Duterte hopes for Nur Misuari's input in BBL

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, June 16, expressed hope that Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari can join discussions on the ...