Bonz Magsambol

Bonz Magsambol is a multimedia reporter for Rappler, covering health, education, and social welfare. He first joined Rappler as a social media producer in 2016.

Before joining Rappler, Bonz was part of the ABS-CBN News Investigative and Research Group, where he was involved in mining government data and producing election-related datasets for the coverage of the 2016 elections.

Bonz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. During his undergraduate years, he served as the editor-in-chief of the community newspaper of Los Baños, Laguna, The Los Baños Times.

Jul 2020
PHILIPPINES 06:08pm, Jul 13, 2020
St Luke’s, Makati Med declare full capacity of COVID-19 beds

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least 4 Metro Manila hospitals announced on Monday, July 13, that they had reached full capacity of allocated COVID-19 beds, particularly in the intensive care ...

PHILIPPINES 03:05pm, Jul 13, 2020
Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled

MANILA, Philippines – A teachers’ group on Monday, July 13, criticized the Department of Education (DepEd) for failing around 7 million students with regard to enrollment in the coming school ...

PHILIPPINES 01:57am, Jul 13, 2020
DOH misses daily COVID-19 update due to ‘significant volume of data’

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) failed to release the daily COVID-19 case bulletin for the first time on Sunday, July 12, due to “significant volume of data gathered.” "Due to ...

PHILIPPINES 07:16pm, Jul 10, 2020
CHED says schools ready for 'flexible learning' in August

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Prospero de Vera III said Friday, July 10, that universities and colleges are ready to open classes in August even if the country ...

PHILIPPINES 02:44pm, Jul 10, 2020
DOH: COVID-19 labs have backlog of over 12,000 tests as cases rise

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday, July 10, that COVID-19 testing laboratories in the country have a backlog of 12,208 tests. During a virtual press briefing on ...

PHILIPPINES 04:46pm, Jul 09, 2020
6 PH universities offer free ‘flexible learning’ training for faculty members

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced on Thursday, July 9, that 6 universities would offer for faculty members in the country free training on how to ...

NEWSBREAK VIDEOS & PODCASTS 08:41pm, Jul 08, 2020
EXPLAINER: Handa na bang magbukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 ang Pilipinas?

Animation by David Castuciano MANILA, Philippines – Sa kabila ng pandemya – habang mas bumibilis ang pagdami ng taong tinatamaan ng coronavirus diseas, at unti-unti pa lamang nagbubukas ang ...

PHILIPPINES 04:40pm, Jul 08, 2020
Over 200,000 students transfer from private to public schools amid pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Wednesday, July 8, that more than 200,000 students from private schools had transferred to public schools during the coronavirus ...

PHILIPPINES 08:52pm, Jul 07, 2020
CNN Philippines goes off air after utility staff tests positive for COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines – CNN Philippines on Tuesday, July 7, announced it would temporarily go off the air after one of its utility staff tested positive for COVID-19. This is the second time a ...

PHILIPPINES 05:38pm, Jul 07, 2020
St Luke’s Medical Center says its hospitals have not reached full capacity

MANILA, Philippines – St Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) on Monday, July 6, dispelled rumors that its hospitals had already reached full capacity. "We would like to clarify that both SLMC in Global ...