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 2018
COLUMNS 04:57pm, Oct 27, 2018
Local Smack: MWF's fab 4 fight for gold

MANILA, Philippines – Before 2018 ends, the Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) looks to write a new chapter in its "aksyonovela" history by crowning the first-ever MWF Champion. A 16-person ...

PHILIPPINES 10:19pm, Oct 22, 2018
Neighboring LGUs of Bangsamoro region may ask to be part of plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – Local government units (LGU) that are neighbors of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR) may ask to be included in the January 2019 plebiscite to be part of the ...

2019 10:00pm, Oct 19, 2018
LIST: Who’s running for mayor, vice mayor in Metro Manila for 2019?

MANILA, Philippines – Local races in Metro Manila for the May 2019 elections have taken shape following the filing of certificates of candidacy at city and municipal Commission on Elections ...

RAPPLER IQ 12:01am, Oct 11, 2018
Guidelines for filing certificates of candidacy

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Starting Thursday, October 11, aspirants for elective positions formalize their intentions to run in the May 2019 general elections. All eyes will be on the offices ...

2019 06:54pm, Oct 10, 2018
2019 midterm elections: Over 18,000 posts up for grabs

MANILA, Philippines – More than 18,000 national and local positions will be up for grabs in the midterm elections on May 13, 2019. Aspirants to these positions are expected to troop to offices of ...

FAST FACTS 05:00pm, Oct 10, 2018
FAST FACTS: Philippine inflation rate over the years

MANILA, Philippines – The country's inflation rate rose from 6.4% in August to 6.7% in September 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). September's inflation rate is the ...

PHILIPPINES 10:13pm, Oct 03, 2018
Salita ng Taon 2018: Narito ang mga pinagpipilian

MANILA, Pilipinas – Labing-isang napapanahong salita ang nominadong maging Salita ng Taon 2018, ayon kay Joey Baquiran, direktor ng Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT). Ang 11 nominadong ...

2019 03:54pm, Oct 03, 2018
Calendar of activities for 2019 national, local elections

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released the official calendar of activities for the May 13, 2019, national and local elections. In Comelec Resolution 10429 ...

COLUMNS 06:46pm, Oct 02, 2018
Local Smack: Back at the 'Homefront'

First off: Apologies for the long break in writing about the Philippine wrestling scene. The last few months have been hectic, to say the least. It still is hectic right now, but I think I owe it to ...

Sep 2018
PHILIPPINES 06:00pm, Sep 29, 2018
Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q3 – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – The satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo Duterte rose in the third quarter of 2018, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Saturday, September 29, ...