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.

Jun 2019
THOUGHT LEADERS 11:10am, Jun 19, 2019
[ANALYSIS] China, the patron, is Duterte's reality check

He had been to practically every dead soldier’s wake, but he chose to snub the homecoming of the men who watch our seas and claim what’s ours by their sheer presence in the middle of nowhere. Worse, ...

BLOG 02:37pm, Jun 07, 2019
[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 2019
BLOG 02:56am, May 13, 2019
[OPINION] What you need to know this election day

This is a #PHVote newsletter sent to subscribers early morning of May 13, 2019. I’m Glenda Gloria, managing editor of Rappler. I usually send you my newsletters, titled “Beyond the Spin,” on ...

PEOPLE AND PROFILES 08:07pm, May 06, 2019
Finding Acierto

MANILA, Philippines – Eduardo “Jojo” Acierto had simple dreams and simple wants. He wanted to go to college without paying for it, wanted to fight drugs, wanted to stay as a cop. Today he’s the most ...

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 ...

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 ...