Marguerite de Leon

Marguerite is a social media producer for Rappler. She received the Mulry Award for Literary Excellence upon graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007.

She writes fiction, and her short stories have seen print in various national publications.

Apr 2020
PHILIPPINES 09:50am, Apr 27, 2020
Man in private village assaulted, nearly arrested without warrant by Makati police

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A man was physically assaulted and nearly arrested by police in the front yard of his own home in a private Makati subdivision, Sunday, April 26. Around 6 pm, Javier ...

Mar 2020
BLOG 06:00pm, Mar 30, 2020
[OPINION] A letter to the men and women behind paid trolls in the Philippines

Virus-borne tidings to one and all! Just wanted to check in on how you guys are doing, though I have a pretty good idea of what you’re going through. Let me guess... Tired and dejected after ...

BLOG 08:47pm, Mar 14, 2020
[OPINION] Notes from a supermarket on the last day of freedom

I write this just minutes after returning from the supermarket. We had headed there to buy ingredients for dinner – just one dinner, tonight’s dinner, just enough sinigang for two – but knew full ...

Dec 2019
BLOG 09:55pm, Dec 23, 2019
[OPINION] Christmas isn't necessarily merry for people with depression and anxiety

Christmas is about happiness. Our holiday lexicon brims over with positivity: merry and mirth and joy and rejoice and cheer and glee. And while this rings true for many, especially in a culture that ...

Oct 2019
PHILIPPINES 05:47pm, Oct 11, 2019
Netizens dare officials: Dengvaxia shot for Persida, rice planting for Cynthia

MANILA, Philippines – So, who's next? On Friday, October 11, netizens had much to say about Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's morning commute, which he undertook after progressive groups like ...

LIFE AND STYLE 01:25pm, Oct 02, 2019
'It's our happy place': Netizens recall favorite memories of Star City

MANILA, Philippines – A fire of still undetermined origin broke out before dawn Wednesday, October 2, at the Star City complex in Pasay City, gutting both the theme park and the offices of the ...

Sep 2019
BLOG 03:30pm, Sep 30, 2019
[OPINION] Fraternities are insecure men’s clubs

Frat-related violence is in the headlines again, from the alleged leaked conversations of UP Sigma Rho Fraternity members, to Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Darwin Dormitorio’s death by ...

BLOG 10:57am, Sep 14, 2019
Pia Wurtzbach greeted me a happy birthday, and it was scarier than you think

Before I start this short essay, I’d like to cover my bases first: To all Pia Wurtzbach stans out there, I assure you that this piece is not an affront to our Miss Universe 2015. Her grace and calm ...

PHILIPPINES 12:49pm, Sep 04, 2019
Ang huwes ng hugot: Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is Twitter's #LabGuru

MANILA, Philippines – Marvic Leonen is a man of many accomplishments. He is, most notably, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines. Beyond that, he was once the country's ...

Jul 2019
BLOG 04:00pm, Jul 16, 2019
[OPINION] LEAKED: Director's notes for Duterte's 4th SONA

Imagine it with me. The lights dim at the House of Representatives. Darkness coaxes all guests to fall silent. Music starts fading in gently, but it is not Freddie Aguilar’s Para sa Tunay na ...