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.

Jan 2018
EARTH & SPACE 09:50pm, Jan 02, 2018
Total lunar eclipse, 'supermoons,' meteor shower in January 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Skywatchers and stargazers are in for a treat on the first month of 2018, as multiple events in the sky will be visible from the Philippines in January. PAGASA said in a ...

PHILIPPINES 08:12pm, Jan 02, 2018
PH is 3rd happiest country, says 2017 Gallup International poll

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranked as the 3rd happiest country, based on a recent Gallup International survey conducted in late 2017. In its 41st annual Global End of Year Survey spanning ...

Dec 2017
RAPPLER IQ 11:36am, Dec 31, 2017
Rappler's top stories of every week of 2017

MANILA, Philippines – From politics to beauty pageants, from viral videos to online debates, the year 2017 was full of stories that mattered to Rappler readers. This year, President Rodrigo Duterte ...

RAPPLER IQ 10:00am, Dec 29, 2017
Newsmakers who died in 2017

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In 2017, we bid goodbye to many personalities who had made headlines in their respective fields, whether good or bad. A lot of them are icons and stalwarts in ...

PHILIPPINES 06:10pm, Dec 28, 2017
Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) scheduled on Friday, January 5, two separate plebiscites in some barangays in Navotas City and in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro to vote on ...

FAST FACTS 09:15pm, Dec 08, 2017
Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

MANILA, Philippines – Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Flerida Ruth P. Romero – who died on Friday, December 8, at the age of 88 – left a mark in the legal profession, particularly in labor ...

PHILIPPINES 07:53pm, Dec 07, 2017
Ex-Quezon City vice mayor Charito Planas dies

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Former Quezon City Vice Mayor Rosario "Charito" Planas died on Thursday, December 7. She was 87 years old. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista confirmed the news ...

PHILIPPINES 08:30am, Dec 07, 2017
House bill seeking huge discount on campaign ads approved on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – A bill at the House of Representatives seeks to increase the discount on campaign ads placed by political parties and candidates during the campaign period. House Bill 6604 was ...

OTHER SPORTS 07:05pm, Dec 06, 2017
Rappler Talk Sports: Ex-WWE star Ho Ho Lun on wrestling in PH, SE Asia

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) plans to end a fruitful 2017 in Philippine wrestling with a bang. At its pre-Christmas treat MWF Noche Buena on Saturday, December 9, the ...

PHILIPPINES 03:54pm, Dec 04, 2017
Duterte appoints Renato Osmeña Jr as Cebu City councilor

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed an Osmeña scion to fill in a vacancy in the Cebu City council. Duterte appointed Renato "Junjun" Osmeña Jr as the new councilor of Cebu ...