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.

Oct 2019
OTHER SPORTS 11:50pm, Oct 13, 2019
Chris Panzer outplays Quatro, Jeff Cobb to win PWR Championship

MANILA, Philippines – Chris Panzer snuck in a victory in an intense 3-way match to win the Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) Championship in "PWR Special: Homecoming" on Saturday, October ...

OTHER SPORTS 07:05pm, Oct 13, 2019
TJP defeats Jake de Leon in 'homecoming' dream match

MANILA, Philippines – There's no place like home, and there's no better place to perform and win than in front of a home crowd. Filipino-American wrestler TJP (full name TJ Perkins) prevailed over ...

OTHER SPORTS 07:22pm, Oct 11, 2019
Jeff Cobb to throw 'biggest suplex party' at PWR Special: Homecoming

MANILA, Philippines – Gear up for an explosive match for the top prize of Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) at its major show "PWR Special: Homecoming" on Saturday, October 12. PWR champion ...

OTHER SPORTS 04:22pm, Oct 10, 2019
Fil-Am wrestler TJP: My best ability is adaptability

MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino-American high-flyer has landed back home. Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler TJP – full name TJ Perkins – will be in action in the Philippines for ...

TECH NEWS 04:00pm, Oct 06, 2019
PhilRice says Facebook page hacked

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said that its Facebook page has been hacked. In a pop-up notice on its website, PhilRice announced that its ...

Aug 2019
PHILIPPINES 05:20pm, Aug 29, 2019
Camarines Norte State College converted into university

MANILA, Philippines – Camarines Norte State College (CNSC) is now a state university. On August 22, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11399 changing CNSC's status, and renaming ...

PHILIPPINES 09:35pm, Aug 28, 2019
Santa Rosa City in Laguna gets own congressional district

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A new congressional district has been created, this time for the city of Santa Rosa in Laguna. Through Republic Act 11395, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on ...

TECH FEATURES 09:35pm, Aug 18, 2019
Makati promises quick service, response via Makatizen app

MANILA, Philippines – Touting the slogan "fast-tracking progress," Makati City has created a mobile app for the use of its residents, entrepreneurs, and visitors. The Makatizen app contains features ...

OTHER SPORTS 05:25pm, Aug 10, 2019
WWE Live Manila 2019: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan face off for WWE title

MANILA, Philippines – Get ready for a major smackdown in the return show of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in Manila after 3 years. A WWE championship match will be the main event in the WWE ...

Jul 2019
OTHER SPORTS 01:00pm, Jul 28, 2019
Ex-WWE wrestler Ho Ho Lun is new MWF champion

MANILA, Philippines – Ex-World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star and Hong Kong wrestler Ho Ho Lun is now on top of the "Manilaverse" or the Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) universe. The Hong Kong ...