Pauline Macaraeg


Follow her on Twitter via @paulinemacaraeg

Pauline joined Rappler in May 2019. Working with the research team, she fact checks suspicious claims, tries to make sense of data, and writes stories related to economy, environment, politics, and media democracy.

Pauline is a BA Journalism graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She has been working in the field and has had experience both in print and online media since 2016.

Prior to joining Rappler, she worked as a data journalist for magazines Forbes Philippines and Entrepreneur Philippines. In October 2018, she received the 8th Statistical Media Award for Online from the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Pauline spends most of her time in the office, but when she’s not writing or thinking of the next story to probe, you can find her binge-watching TV shows and looking for the next local destination to explore.

Jul 2020
RAPPLER IQ 04:27pm, Jul 13, 2020
Things to know: Malaysiakini and what its case means for press freedom

MANILA, Philippines – The Malaysian Federal Court concluded the hearing on the contempt of court case against online news portal Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief Steven Gan on Monday, July ...

PHILIPPINES 05:33pm, Jul 11, 2020
1 new confirmed coronavirus case among Filipinos abroad; total at 8,804

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported one new confirmed case of coronavirus among Filipinos overseas on Saturday, July 11, bringing the total to 8,804. One more ...

PHILIPPINES 03:37pm, Jul 11, 2020
38 Filipino students stranded in China send SOS to be repatriated

MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-eight Filipino students are stranded in different cities in China after their study programs ended amid the coronavirus pandemic. The students were no longer receiving ...

IN-DEPTH 09:23pm, Jul 06, 2020
With 2 years left in Duterte's term, where are we on Build, Build, Build?

AT A GLANCE Only 56% of the flagship infrastructure projects in the government's revised list are expected to be completed by 2022, President Rodrigo Duterte's last year in office. The government ...

PHILIPPINES 10:02pm, Jul 04, 2020
Only 1 in 5 Filipinos would miss local newspapers ‘a lot’ if these go bust

MANILA, Philippines – Local or community newspapers in the Philippines are taking a hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the latest Digital News Report showed that only one in 5 Filipinos would ...

Jun 2020
BUSINESS 02:30pm, Jun 29, 2020
Coronavirus crash: Pandemic pushes stock market down in Duterte's 4th year

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), the benchmark that measures the performance of the local stock market, fared well at the start of the Duterte administration. In his ...

SOCIAL MEDIA 03:01pm, Jun 23, 2020
Over 6,000 false claims about COVID-19 debunked by global fact-checking alliance

MANILA, Philippines – When the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) launched the collaborative project to fight misinformation and disinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus in January, ...

BUSINESS 10:30am, Jun 17, 2020
In limbo: Regular BPO employees on 'floating status' left with no pay

MANILA, Philippines – After risking exposure to COVID-19 for months while majority of other industries shut down, several regular employees of business process outsourcing (BPO) companies now report ...

PHILIPPINES 07:55pm, Jun 13, 2020
Kaka Bag-ao: Careers in fighting COVID-19 not limited to health workers

MANILA, Philippines – “Whatever your discipline is, you will always have a position to fill,” said Arlene "Kaka" J. Bag-ao, governor of the province of Dinagat Islands, as she talked about career ...

FACT CHECK 03:29pm, Jun 12, 2020
3 things to remember in fact checking historical claims

MANILA, Philippines – In the digital age, where countless information is accessible with just a few clicks, it's harder for a casual reader to distinguish which is true and false. Historical ...