Glenda M. Gloria


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Glenda took up journalism during the Marcos years. Revolutions and transitions have shaped her career and temperament as a journalist. She has worked for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and for international news agencies. In the dying days of the Estrada administration, she co-founded Newsbreak, which started as a newsweekly.

From 2008 to January 2011, she managed ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, as its chief operating officer. Glenda now manages the insanity of the Rappler newsroom while attempting to maintain her own sanity by reading, daydreaming, and traveling with her family.

She earned her journalism degree in 1985 at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. A British Chevening scholar, she holds a master’s degree in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1999).

In May 2018, Glenda finished her Nieman journalism fellowship at Harvard University.

The books that she has authored include "Under the Crescent Moon: Rebellion in Mindanao," with Marites Dañguilan-Vitug, a groundbreaking book on the conflict in Mindanao that won the National Book Award. In 2011, she wrote "The Enemy Within: An Inside Story on Military Corruption," with Aries Rufo and Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza.

May 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 07:15am, May 01, 2020
Who's afraid of martial law?

Perhaps President Rodrigo Duterte has not noticed it, but his martial law threats have ceased to be blockbusters. They’re no longer the reason we toss in bed or hold animated discussions with our ...

Apr 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:06am, Apr 02, 2020
How is this pandemic changing you?

If you think this newsletter is yet added fat to your online diet, I’d be the last to take offense. Like me, you probably have joined new chat groups shared by your neighbors, co-parents, relatives, ...

Mar 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 11:45am, Mar 03, 2020
A virus that's reshaping the world: This week's outlook

We’re entering the 3rd month of the coronavirus outbreak, and we don’t see any signs of it slowing down. On Monday, March 2, in South Korea alone, nearly 500 new cases put the nationwide total ...

Feb 2020
IN-DEPTH 11:00am, Feb 29, 2020
War with the NPA, war without end

(Editor’s note: This story was first published in Newsbreak magazine on December 1, 2007, as part of its series on the counterinsurgency campaign of the Arroyo government. The interviews were made ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:35am, Feb 25, 2020
The Duterte-ABS-CBN duel: This week's outlook

The Senate opened a new battlefront on Monday, February 24, in the power play between President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine media giant ABS-CBN. Because the rubber-stamp House of ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:30am, Feb 11, 2020
Calida's guns: This week's outlook

In case you missed my newsletter last week, here it is: Will February be calmer? This week's outlook With guns blazing, Solicitor General Jose Calida opened the week on Monday, February 10, with ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 03:45pm, Feb 04, 2020
Will February be calmer? This week's outlook

We skipped last week’s newsletter because we were at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, for the January 25 premiere of Ramona Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts. Rappler’s co-founders, or ...

Jan 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 01:08pm, Jan 21, 2020
Golpe de gulat: This week's outlook

In case you missed my newsletter last week, here it is: Oh, Taal: This week’s outlook Not too long ago, President Rodrigo Duterte’s alter egos would dismiss his rants against groups and institutions ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 11:07am, Jan 14, 2020
Oh, Taal: This week's outlook

In case you missed my newsletter last week, here it is: 2020 with a big bang: This week’s outlook (oops, no, I was not thinking of Taal.) Taal Volcano has probably always been like your first love ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:00am, Jan 07, 2020
2020 with a big bang: This week's outlook

In case you missed my newsletter last week, check it here: Goodbye, 2019: 5 reasons this year stands outBarely had we said adieu to 2019 when American forces fired missiles on January 3 at the ...