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.

Apr 2018
RAPPLER IQ 09:30am, Apr 22, 2018
Rules on campaign ads, materials for barangay, SK elections 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Posters, jingles, slogans, motorcades, and more. Voters will see and hear these again, as candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections 2018 gear up for ...

PHILIPPINES 07:46pm, Apr 20, 2018
Filing of COCs for 2018 barangay, SK polls extended to April 21

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) extended for one more day the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) ...

OTHER SPORTS 11:24pm, Apr 18, 2018
Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino died on Wednesday, April 18. He was 82. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced the news on its website. Born in Italy, ...

PHILIPPINES 08:10pm, Apr 18, 2018
105 bets perpetually banned from public office for not filing SOCEs

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released a list of candidates who are banned from holding public office for not filing their election contributions and expenses after ...

PHILIPPINES 03:08pm, Apr 17, 2018
Barangay, SK elections 2018: Calendar of activities, list of bans

MANILA, Philippines – It's all systems go for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Monday, May 14. This is the first village and youth council polls in 5 years, after two ...

PHILIPPINES 05:18pm, Apr 14, 2018
Filing of candidacies, gun ban as barangay, SK election period kicks off

MANILA, Philippines – Election season has begun once again, this time for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls. The election period kicked off on Saturday, April 14. Filipinos ...

OTHER SPORTS 01:13pm, Apr 09, 2018
WWE: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain world titles at WrestleMania 34

MANILA, Philippines – The wrestling frenzy went all night long in New Orleans on Sunday, April 8 (Monday, April 9 in the Philippines) as a loaded parade of historic and controversial moments at WWE ...

OTHER SPORTS 11:03am, Apr 09, 2018
Daniel Bryan makes emotional in-ring comeback at WrestleMania 34

MANILA, Philippines – The "Yes! Movement" was in full force on Sunday, April 8 (Monday, April 9 in the Philippines) when Daniel Bryan overcame medical obstacles to win at WrestleMania 34 in his ...

OTHER SPORTS 09:53am, Apr 09, 2018
Undertaker returns to WrestleMania, defeats John Cena

MANILA, Philippines – John Cena got his wish: The Deadman is back. The Undertaker, who appeared to have retired from in-ring competition at last year's WrestleMania, made his return at WWE's annual ...

OTHER SPORTS 01:46pm, Apr 07, 2018
Goldberg leads WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees

MANILA, Philippines – Who's next? They are. The newest batch of professional wrestling icons were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday, April 6 (Saturday, April 7 in the ...