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.

Sep 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 07:36pm, Sep 08, 2018
[ANALYSIS] Don't mess with the military

The trigger-happy civilians in the Duterte administration blinked in their standoff with the Philippines’ most media-savvy mutineer. What happened in the last 5 days illustrates their shallow ...

Jul 2018
U.S. & CANADA 10:57am, Jul 29, 2018
3 Pinays rock it at Harvard

MASSACHUSETTS, USA – It's a remarkable feat – being placed in positions where they could help shape, in small and big ways, one of the world's most prestigious universities. But they're chill about ...

BLOG 05:27pm, Jul 17, 2018
[OPINION] Beyond the spin, past the chatter

I lost this year a most valued source – a veteran intelligence officer whom I met a lifetime ago, when I was a young reporter covering Camp Crame. Boogie Mendoza died of a heart attack last March in ...

May 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 03:04pm, May 02, 2018
[OPINION] What does it even mean to be free?

One evening last January brought back old feelings and memories. It was also an awkward moment, when journalists raised their arms, carried placards, chanted slogans, and became the news – beamed ...

Mar 2018
NEWSBREAK 01:37pm, Mar 28, 2018
Boogie Mendoza: The consummate anti-communist spy

Veteran intelligence officer and retired police general Rodolfo “Boogie” Mendoza died on March 28, 2018 of a heart attack. We are republishing his profile, published in Newsbreak magazine 17 years ...

Dec 2017
THOUGHT LEADERS 11:00am, Dec 18, 2017
[OPINION] The party’s over

Who needs to declare martial law nationwide in a country already choking on dead bodies and breathing disinformation? Certainly not President Rodrigo Duterte, who, in the last 18 months, has managed ...

Apr 2017
THOUGHT LEADERS 11:00am, Apr 15, 2017
Where does the military stand with Duterte?

Don’t worry, Mr President, we got your back. This was one of the many online posts shared in the last quarter of 2016 by retired generals who not only support President Rodrigo Duterte but also ...

Nov 2016
THOUGHT LEADERS 01:18pm, Nov 19, 2016
The military that ousted a dictator buried him a hero

I got on the phone with a retired general on Friday, November 18, hours after the hero's burial of the late dictator. He was at the gates of the Libingan ng mga Bayani, wanting to go in to pay his ...

Sep 2016
WORLD 05:38pm, Sep 23, 2016
New normal: Massive info leaks, networked journalism

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Close to 400 journalists from 50 countries on Friday, September 23, began the 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism conference here with 2 key ideas: it’s the age of collaboration – ...

Jun 2016
PHILIPPINES 11:30am, Jun 29, 2016
Aquino: The friends he kept, the crises he (mis)managed

MANILA, Philippines – In Malacañang barely two weeks after the Mamasapano fiasco on January 25, 2015, President Benigno Aquino III talks to select Cabinet members about the hard facts facing him. It ...