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).

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.

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 ...

PHILIPPINES 12:00pm, Jun 12, 2016
The Aquino promise

Things will change, he promised. That he turns over his administration to another president who vowed the same is not lost on Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. He can look at this as a harsh ...

May 2016
2016 03:14pm, May 02, 2016
#PHVote: Banking on Duterte’s bank accounts

MANILA, Philippines – He survived the rape joke crisis and, in its aftermath, continued to maintain a comfortable lead over his rivals in the presidential race. His supporters say he will survive ...

Apr 2016
2016 01:18pm, Apr 25, 2016
#PHVote: ‘Philippines, we have your data’

MANILA, Philippines – The final debate is done. Local alliances continue to break apart. And our voter data has been compromised. As the nation entered the last two weeks of the campaign period for ...

THOUGHT LEADERS 01:00pm, Apr 23, 2016
The promise of busting crime, and why it’s old news

Retire, the President told 239 police generals as he convened a national crime summit. At least 150 people had been kidnapped in Manila alone, and 31 banks had been robbed nationwide. Rape cases rose ...

2016 12:49pm, Apr 18, 2016
#PHVote: Will Teflon Duterte survive rape crisis?

MANILA, Philippines – It could not have come at a worse time. Yet, it was a nightmare waiting to happen. The crass and tough Rodrigo Duterte triggered a weekend rage after a video of his joke on ...