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 2019
RAPPLER IQ 05:02pm, Jan 12, 2019
Survey says: How 2019 senatorial bets are faring so far

MANILA, Philippines – The campaign period for national candidates for the 2019 midterm elections will begin in February, but many senatorial aspirants have started making the rounds on social media ...

PHILIPPINES 01:09pm, Jan 12, 2019
Ex-DFA contractor 'took off' with passport data, says Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr said that a former contractor for Philippine passports "took off" with personal data after the end of its contract with ...

2019 11:25am, Jan 09, 2019
LIST: 2019 election-related bans

MANILA, Philippines – The election period begins on Sunday, January 13, along with prohibition on various activities. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will enforce these bans during various ...

PHILIPPINES 11:45pm, Jan 05, 2019
House panel to invite Diokno, in-laws to Sorsogon infra projects probe

MANILA, Philippines – A House of Representatives panel is set to invite Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and his in-laws to attend an ongoing probe into allegedly anomalous infrastructure projects ...

PHILIPPINES 10:07pm, Jan 05, 2019
Death toll from Tropical Depression Usman rises to 126

MANILA, Philippines – The number of persons killed due to Tropical Depression Usman rose to 126, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday, January ...

Dec 2018
PHILIPPINES 10:22pm, Dec 31, 2018
Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace

MANILA, Philippines – With everyone about to ring in 2019, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminded Filipinos to live a life of prayer and a life of caring and justice to achieve ...

RAPPLER IQ 03:00pm, Dec 30, 2018
Rappler's top stories of every week of 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Like any other year, 2018 was filled with shocking, groundbreaking, and inspiring stories. With so much news that happened – sometimes with many developments occurring on the ...

PHILIPPINES 07:52pm, Dec 29, 2018
Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q4 2018 – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos' satisfaction with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte increased in the last quarter of 2018, based on a survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on ...

PHILIPPINES 11:49pm, Dec 27, 2018
House panel summons contractor, DPWH officials to Sorsogon infra projects probe

MANILA, Philippines – A House of Representatives panel has summoned several persons, including the owner of a supposedly "favored" contractor, for the probe into alleged anomalies involving ...

PHILIPPINES 04:38pm, Dec 08, 2018
De Lima: Revilla's acquittal 'sends wrong signal'

MANILA, Philippines – Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday, December 8, expressed disbelief over the recent decision of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to acquit former senator ...