Glenda Marie Castro


Glenda Marie Castro is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2016.

As a communication researcher engrossed with typical qualitative and quantitative studies, she shifted her focus and took great interest in media research. Pursuing this newfound passion, she became a part of Rappler's digital media, democracy, and disinformation cluster.

She renewed her love for mountain hiking and rediscovered her talent in music as a lyricist and a ukulele enthusiast.

Nov 2019
RAPPLER IQ 05:58pm, Nov 26, 2019
TIMELINE: Philippines as host country in previous SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is hosting the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from November 30 to December 11 – the fourth time for the biennial event to be held in the country since it ...

RAPPLER IQ 10:10am, Nov 01, 2019
FAST FACTS: What herbal medicines are being promoted by DOH?

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that uses halamang-gamot, or medicinal plants, as alternative remedies for common diseases. The government has ...

Oct 2019
RAPPLER IQ 02:55pm, Oct 13, 2019
FAST FACTS: What you should know about Our Lady of La Naval

MANILA, Philippines — For most Catholics, the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is an epitome of expressing their faith. Every second Sunday of October, thousands of devotees join the procession ...

Jun 2019
PHILIPPINES 03:02pm, Jun 20, 2019
7 in 10 Filipinos choose religion over science – global study

MANILA, Philippines – While the Philippines is among the countries that have "high trust" in scientists, 7 in 10 Filipinos would choose religion over science if the latter contradicts their ...

PHILIPPINES 04:11pm, Jun 05, 2019
Prayer of Marawi women: 'Take us back home'

MANILA, Philippines – As Muslims ended their month-long observance of Ramadan this week, their women leaders had a common prayer: for their people to finally return to their homes and communities in ...

May 2019
RAPPLER IQ 07:14pm, May 31, 2019
Almost victory: Doc Willie Ong's OFW votes, social media support

MANILA, Philippines – Doc Willie Ong is the only doctor who ran against 62 other senatorial candidates in the 2019 midterm elections. His hopes were high and so were his dreams of helping Filipinos ...

NEWS 03:02am, May 15, 2019
Bato dela Rosa, Doc Willie Ong lead overseas race

MANILA, Philippines – Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and Doc Willie Ong got the most number of votes from overseas absentee voters (OAV), partial and unofficial results of the senatorial race show. As of ...

Mar 2019
BLOG 07:17pm, Mar 10, 2019
They’re fighting over Lang Leav’s ‘instapoetry,’ and I think that’s good

For a day, I became a student again. University of Santo Tomas assistant professor and Rappler columnist Joselito delos Reyes announced on Facebook that he could accommodate sit-ins for his class ...

Feb 2019
RAPPLER IQ 02:41pm, Feb 08, 2019
Lowering age of criminal liability contradicts laws protecting children

Manila, Philippines – The debate on lowering the age of criminal liability heated up when the House justice committee approved House Bill (HB) 8858 on January 22, 2019. Under the proposed bill, ...