Paige Occeñola

Paige joined Rappler fresh out of college in 2012. She was previously a social media producer and is currently the Head of Digital Communications where she is involved in strategy for Rappler's distribution platforms, writing about disinformation, and all-around problem solving for the team.

She graduated cum laude with a degree in Clothing Technology at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2012. She is currently taking up her Masters in International Studies in the same university.

When she's not busy with daily operations, crisis management, and sifting through the internet's noise, she's lugging her readings to the nearest coffee shop to get ready for class.

Dec 2018
IN-DEPTH 05:00pm, Dec 15, 2018
'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

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IN-DEPTH 09:52am, Dec 15, 2018
Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

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Aug 2018
TECHNOLOGY 07:42pm, Aug 27, 2018
Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others for fueling ethnic tensions

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook has taken down the account of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar's commander-in-chief of the armed forces, along with several others in the wake of the recent ...

Jul 2018
BLOG 10:30pm, Jul 16, 2018
Manny Pacquiao: boxer, senator, bigot

MANILA, Philippines – I grew up watching Manny Pacquiao fight. This also meant growing up with the myth surrounding the man. For as long as I can remember, when he gets into the ring, the streets ...

Jun 2018
BLOG 11:00am, Jun 30, 2018
[OPINION] Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media

If social media during President Duterte's first year was defined by hateful rhetoric online, the second year will be remembered for its cringe-worthy display of incompetence. Six months ago, we ...

BLOG 09:00pm, Jun 06, 2018
The President is a misogynist. Now what?

Another speech, another egregious display of machismo from the sexist septuagenarian we call our President. In an event overseas where Mr Duterte met with the Filipino community, books were given ...

Apr 2018
TECHNOLOGY 04:54pm, Apr 15, 2018
Duterte supporters threaten to leave Facebook for Russia's VK

MANILA, Philippines – Upset over Facebook's third-party fact-checking partnership with Rappler and Vera Files, leading supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte have urged their followers to abandon ...

Mar 2018
SOCIAL MEDIA 03:47pm, Mar 13, 2018
Pinoy Ako Blog files complaint vs Thinking Pinoy, Sass Sasot

MANILA, Philippines – Blogger Jover Laurio (Pinoy Ako Blog) filed a civil complaint against pro-Duterte bloggers Rey Joseph Nieto (ThinkingPinoy) and Allantroy "Sass" Rogando Sasot, citing violations ...

Feb 2018
IN-DEPTH 04:24pm, Feb 13, 2018
Online influencer culture and politics: What happens when the two meet?

AT A GLANCE: Bloggers and digital influencers are regularly tapped by ad agencies and brands to promote campaigns and products. The same tactics and skills employed by boutique agencies to push ...

SOCIAL MEDIA 11:05pm, Feb 09, 2018
From Korean idol group to Duterte Supporters on Facebook?

AT A GLANCE: A fan group for a South Korean actor was renamed to "President Duterte Supporters" The administrator responsible for the name change appears to be an active member of other ...