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.

Sep 2017
PHILIPPINES 01:45pm, Sep 23, 2017
Malacañang defends Cabinet 'right to privacy' in SALN

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday, September 23, defended the "right to privacy" of public servants, including Cabinet officials, over certain items in their statements of assets, ...

PHILIPPINES 07:43pm, Sep 22, 2017
Redactions in Duterte Cabinet's latest SALNs 'deal-breaker' for FOI – PCIJ

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration trumpets freedom of information (FOI) in the executive branch, but the latest statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of Cabinet ...

RAPPLER IQ 08:23am, Sep 21, 2017
LIST: Marcos and the number 7

MANILA, Philippines – The declaration of Martial Law in September 1972 by President Ferdinand Marcos led to one of the darkest moments in Philippine history. (LIST: Martial Law 45th anniversary ...

PHILIPPINES 05:10pm, Sep 19, 2017
Comelec reschedules activities for 2017 barangay, SK elections

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) rescheduled some activities related to the October 23 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. This is to give the public "more ...

PHILIPPINES 06:40pm, Sep 14, 2017
Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that a gun ban will take effect starting September 23, ahead of the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on ...

OTHER SPORTS 03:17pm, Sep 10, 2017
'PWR Live: Sugod!' review: Team up, step up

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Fresh from its 3-day fanfest at the Asia Pop Comic Convention in late August, the Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) stormed the Power Mac Center Spotlight in ...

Aug 2017
PHILIPPINES 08:00am, Aug 31, 2017
Most Filipinos value rights to their personal data – survey

MANILA, Philippines – As the world becomes increasingly information-driven, most Filipinos recognize the value and importance of data privacy and the rights over their personal information, ...

PHILIPPINES 07:53am, Aug 30, 2017
Federalism gets strong support in Mindanao, survey shows

MANILA, Philippines – The proposal to change the Philippines' form of government to federalism appears to get strong support in Mindanao, according to a newly launched survey by political management ...

PHILIPPINES 07:30pm, Aug 29, 2017
NPC reminds media: Balance freedom of press, right to privacy

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) reminded the media on Tuesday, August 29, to strike a balance between the freedom of the press and the right to privacy of individuals. At ...

PHILIPPINES 03:08pm, Aug 28, 2017
Duterte most decisive among top national officials – survey

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte is the most decisive among the top 5 officials of government, based on a survey by political management and lobbying firm Publicus Asia. The ...