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.

Oct 2019
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 09:00pm, Oct 14, 2019
When to quit

You’ve probably been caught in a similar situation like Oscar Albayalde and wrestled with the question of whether or not to stay in an organization. Quitting, after all, is often seen as being for ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 08:30am, Oct 08, 2019
Bongbong Marcos' protest

Are you dreading (or embracing) the scenario of having a new vice president before Christmas? Not too fast, says Romulo Macalintal, chief counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo. Assuming the Supreme ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 08:00pm, Oct 01, 2019
Hazing? What hazing?

There are news stories that upset newsrooms enough to keep chasing them with the adrenaline of a victim out to seek justice. But there are news stories that do more than that. They wound our hearts ...

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 ...