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Glenda Gloria

Manila, Philippines

Glenda Gloria is the managing editor of Newsbreak, the Philippines’s leading news and current affairs online magazine. A journalist for two decades now, she writes about security issues, governance, elections, the media, and Southeast Asia. She began her journalism career as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in January 1986, a month before the edsa people power revolt that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. Three years later, she joined The Manila Times where she was assigned to cover the Philippine military, an institution that she has studied extensively. She left the Manila Times in 1992 to join the Manila bureau of Asahi Shimbun. In 1995, Ms. Gloria wrote about Makati and its mayor in Boss: 5 Cases of Local Politics in the Philippines, published by the PCIJ and the Institute for Popular Democracy. The book won the National Book Award. In 2000, together with Marites Dañguilan Vitug, she authored Under the Crescent Moon: Rebellion in Mindanao, a groundbreaking book on the Muslim rebel movements in Mindanao that won the National Book Award. In 2003, Ms. Gloria published a pamphlet on the phenomenon of appointing military officers to the Philippine bureaucracy (We Were Soldiers). Previously, she co-authored the book, Kudeta: Challenge to Philippine Democracy, published by the PCIJ. Last year, she wrote a book assessing the impact of political advertising on the presidential and senatorial elections that were held in May 2004. ative reporting in 2004. Born on July 23, 1965 in Laoag City, Philippines, Ms. Gloria earned her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila (1985). She holds a masters degree in political sociology, with distinction, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1999). She has a two-year-old daughter. At present, she is also a lecturer on Media and Politics and Investigative Reporting at the KAF Asian Center for Journalism of the Ateneo de Manila University. Close.

Glenda Gloria

Manila, Philippines

Glenda Gloria is the managing editor of Newsbreak, the Philippines’s leading news and current affairs online magazine. A journalist for two decades now, she writes about security issues, governance, elections, the media, and Southeast Asia. more »

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March 15, 2007 10:43 AM

Filipino Military Kills the Left

The Right is ascendant in Southeast Asia, and the Left is being pummeled -- literally, to death -- in the Philippines.

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March 1, 2007 12:27 PM

Traffic and the Pretty Young Things

They're everywhere on Manila's major thoroughfares -- scantily clad girls on giant billboards. They are horrible traffic nuisances, assuming, of course, that you're a serious commuter just aiming for your destination.

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