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.

Jun 2018
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 ...

COLUMNS 04:35pm, Jun 05, 2018
IN PHOTOS, VIDEOS: PWR Wrevolution X 2018

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PHILIPPINES 01:06am, Jun 03, 2018
Duterte to UN special rapporteur Garcia-Sayan: 'Go to hell'

MANILA, Philippines – Another United Nations (UN) special rapporteur drew the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte for supposedly "meddling" with domestic affairs. President Rodrigo Duterte early ...

May 2018
PHILIPPINES 07:30pm, May 29, 2018
Cusi joins Villar in Duterte Cabinet 'billionaires' club' in 2017

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi joined Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar in the "billionaires' club" of the Cabinet, based on their Statements of ...

OTHER SPORTS 11:22am, May 24, 2018
PWR suspends wrestler after dangerous spot at 'Wrevolution X'

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) suspended one of its wrestlers after a dangerous spot gone wrong at its biggest annual event. In a statement on its Facebook page on ...

PHILIPPINES 12:28pm, May 17, 2018
Villar, Pacquiao remain richest senators in 2017

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Cynthia Villar and Manny Pacquiao remain the richest senators in 2017, according to their Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). Based on copies of ...