Miriam Grace A. Go



Miss Go wanted “to be a full-time mom and a part-time journalist” when she traded managing grant projects at Newsbreak for freelance work. Until the next elections came.

She helped direct #PHvote, Rappler’s coverage of the 2013 polls, as consultant, before she came on board as news editor.

Miss Go is co-author of the books Ambition, Destiny, Victory: Stories From A Presidential Election (with Chay Hofileña), How to Win An Election: Lessons From the Experts (with Booma Cruz), and Investigating Local Governments (with several); and is anthologized in Unholy Nation: Stories From A Gambling Republic.

She covered the US presidential election in 2008 as a Jefferson Fellow of the East-West Center in Hawaii, learned of local government innovations in Canada as a Marshall McLuhan Fellow, and observed Thailand's election system as a Southeast Asian Press Alliance Fellow.

In 2008, the UP College of Mass Communication recognized her as an outstanding alumna for her contributions in the field of investigative journalism.

Most of the awards she has received are for reports on local governance, political parties, and campaigns and elections. She dreams, though, of hitting the road like Charles Kuralt, or "[writing] about things from my heart" like Rick Bragg, or taking up again her college job of writing greeting cards.

Meanwhile, she brushes up on her poetry in Filipino, tries to cook Japanese and Italian, and learns rock music with her sons. It turns out, she can have a newsroom and still be a full-time mom.

Sep 2017
LIFE AND STYLE 07:05pm, Sep 10, 2017
In Kyoto, 'Sampaguita' is for fashionistas

KYOTO, Japan – In this city of everything tasteful and pretty, tourists would notice the boutique among the little quaint shops for the stylish bags and hats it displays. If you were from the ...

May 2017
PHILIPPINES 05:06pm, May 09, 2017
Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – We're familiar with the expression: "Isang taon pa lang?" (It's only been a year?) We – the nation, not just the media – have been on a daily roller-coaster ride since the mayor ...

Apr 2017
BLOG 11:30am, Apr 09, 2017
Job hunting this summer? Local, national gov't offices have openings

It’s summer, and a lot of young people are expectedly rewarding themselves with going on vacation, taking hobby classes, or killing time. My summers in high school and college were not like that. ...

Mar 2017
PHILIPPINES 07:10pm, Mar 24, 2017
DILG mobilizes 42,000 barangays for federalism campaign

MANILA, Philippines – On Saturday, March 25, when 42,000-plus villages conduct the mandatory barangay assemblies, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) wants local officials to ...

Dec 2016
INSIDE TRACK 10:30am, Dec 18, 2016
Duterte says he 'maybe' killed a man at 17

(UPDATED) Human rights advocates, as well as local and international media, are aghast to hear President Rodrigo Duterte casually admit recently to having killed criminals himself when he was mayor ...

Nov 2016
PHILIPPINES 06:56am, Nov 11, 2016
Duterte on Espinosa slay: I believe the police’s story

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday, November 11, that he believed in the account of Eastern Visayas policemen that Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr of Albuera, Leyte, ...

PHILIPPINES 08:40pm, Nov 07, 2016
Marcos Jr: Watch out, I'll be back!

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Monday, November 7, he had been going around the country despite his defeat in the vice presidential election, vowing to make a ...

Jun 2016
ARTS & CULTURE 12:51pm, Jun 28, 2016
Why Cavite officials swear before this cross

CAVITE, Philippines – It stood at the middle altar of the Holy Cross Parish Church cathedral in Tanza: about 3 feet tall, its wood blackened by time, set on a sheet of silver depicting the sun and ...

May 2016
2016 08:30am, May 12, 2016
Unopposed bets for governor: Not 100% voted for them

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The 14 gubernatorial candidates who were unopposed still did not get the approval of all those who cast their ballots in their provinces. As of late Wednesday ...

2016 11:35pm, May 11, 2016
Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the huge margin of presumptive winner Rodrigo Duterte in the presidential race, he only got solid regional votes in 3 out of the 18 regions nationwide. The regions ...