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.

Jul 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 07:30pm, Jul 02, 2020
'Kill 1,000 and I will protect you'

It would have looked like just another day for the police under this government: their victims lying in cold blood on the street, one of them falling on his stomach with raised hands – as if in ...

Jun 2020
THOUGHT LEADERS 10:30am, Jun 09, 2020
[OPINION] The Philippine military and its hypocrisy

We tend to forget that the communist New People’s Army (NPA) has long been decimated. Even the military is burying this fact, as it has come to embrace its own propaganda that the guerrillas and ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 11:30am, Jun 04, 2020
Where the Philippines goes, America follows

And we all thought the world could not take anything more after the coronavirus. America is in flames – its streets tear-gassed, its stores looted, its dark and turbulent past playing out live on ...

May 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 07:15am, May 01, 2020
Who's afraid of martial law?

Perhaps President Rodrigo Duterte has not noticed it, but his martial law threats have ceased to be blockbusters. They’re no longer the reason we toss in bed or hold animated discussions with our ...

Apr 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:06am, Apr 02, 2020
How is this pandemic changing you?

If you think this newsletter is yet added fat to your online diet, I’d be the last to take offense. Like me, you probably have joined new chat groups shared by your neighbors, co-parents, relatives, ...

Mar 2020
RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 11:45am, Mar 03, 2020
A virus that's reshaping the world: This week's outlook

We’re entering the 3rd month of the coronavirus outbreak, and we don’t see any signs of it slowing down. On Monday, March 2, in South Korea alone, nearly 500 new cases put the nationwide total ...

Feb 2020
IN-DEPTH 11:00am, Feb 29, 2020
War with the NPA, war without end

(Editor’s note: This story was first published in Newsbreak magazine on December 1, 2007, as part of its series on the counterinsurgency campaign of the Arroyo government. The interviews were made ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:35am, Feb 25, 2020
The Duterte-ABS-CBN duel: This week's outlook

The Senate opened a new battlefront on Monday, February 24, in the power play between President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine media giant ABS-CBN. Because the rubber-stamp House of ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 10:30am, Feb 11, 2020
Calida's guns: This week's outlook

In case you missed my newsletter last week, here it is: Will February be calmer? This week's outlook With guns blazing, Solicitor General Jose Calida opened the week on Monday, February 10, with ...

RAPPLER NEWSLETTERS 03:45pm, Feb 04, 2020
Will February be calmer? This week's outlook

We skipped last week’s newsletter because we were at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, for the January 25 premiere of Ramona Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts. Rappler’s co-founders, or ...