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.

Nov 2017
RAPPLER IQ 07:38am, Nov 20, 2017
MRT woes: How often do they happen?

MANILA, Philippines – In the last few weeks, there's been an abundance of news about glitches, accidents, and all sorts of problems involving the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, which serves EDSA, ...

PHILIPPINES 01:20am, Nov 19, 2017
Locsin to push for PH abstention from UN Rohingya reso

MANILA, Philippines – After the Philippines voted against a United Nations (UN) draft resolution on the human rights situation concerning the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the Philippine envoy to the ...

PHILIPPINES 12:17am, Nov 19, 2017
Duterte on Mocha Uson as Senate bet: 'Let the people decide'

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte urged everyone to "let the people decide" following the supposed inclusion of Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, as well as Presidential ...

PHILIPPINES 11:58pm, Nov 18, 2017
Duterte eyes proclamation tagging CPP-NPA as 'terrorists'

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Saturday, November 18, that he plans to issue a proclamation tagging communist rebels as "terrorists." He also said he is "not ...

PHILIPPINES 02:35am, Nov 12, 2017
Duterte 'sure' Trump won't raise drug war killings during PH visit

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he was certain that US President Donald Trump will not raise the issue of extrajudicial killings (EJK) in the Philippines when they meet on the ...

PHILIPPINES 08:47am, Nov 11, 2017
Trump praises Philippines for closing gender gap

MANILA, Philippines – US President Donald Trump praised the Philippines for closing the gender gap in a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. "For 11 ...

OTHER SPORTS 12:35pm, Nov 10, 2017
At 'Vendetta', John Sebastian seizes control of PWR

MANILA, Philippines – Mr. Sy just can't catch a break, can he? As General Manager of Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR), he had been in a tough predicament at Wrevolution X 2016 against the ...

BLOG 05:21pm, Nov 04, 2017
All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

With the automation of elections in the Philippines, election coverage was fueled by one important element: data. Lots and lots of data. I have covered two national elections, the first in May 2013 ...

BLOG 04:50pm, Nov 03, 2017
Pushing for transparency, keeping public officials in check

It's a task journalists and researchers have gone through to complete a story: requesting official data from government. From quick statistics to crucial documents, getting official information is a ...

RAPPLER IQ 11:46am, Nov 01, 2017
How other religions in PH observe Undas

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – On the first two days of November, Filipinos in predominantly-Catholic Philippines are remembering their dearly departed by going to cemeteries and offering prayers, ...