Pilipino Star Ngayon

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Pilipino Star NGAYON
Pilipino Star Ngayon.jpg
Front page from December 23, 2004 featuring the funeral procession in Manila for actor and politician Fernando Poe Jr.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Pilipino Star NGAYON, Inc.
Founder(s) Betty Go-Belmonte
President Miguel G. Belmonte
Editor-in-chief Al G. Pedroche
Founded March 17, 1986
Political alignment Independent
Language Filipino
Headquarters 202 Roberto S. Oca St. cor Railroad St., Port Area, Manila, Philippines
Circulation nationwide
Sister newspapers The Philippine STAR
The Freeman
Website philstar.com/ngayon
Country Philippines
City Manila

Pilipino Star NGAYON (first known as Ang Pilipino Ngayon) is the leading tabloid newspaper of daily nationwide circulation in the Philippines.12 It is written and published in Filipino, the national language of the Philippines.


Pilipino Star NGAYON, just like its sister publication, The Philippine STAR, was established by veteran journalist Betty Go-Belmonte on 17 March 1986, a few months after the EDSA Revolution that toppled strongman Ferdinand Marcos and propelled Corazon Aquino to the Philippine presidency. It caters primarily to lower income or masa readers in the country, providing them intelligent news and opinion with decent presentation, hence its motto, "Diyaryong Disente ng Masang Intelihente".3

While Pilipino Star NGAYON is related to the Star Group of Publications, it is a separate corporation in itself as Pilipino Star Ngayon, Inc., under the sole proprietorship of the Belmonte family, unlike its sister newspaper, The Philippine Star, which has several stockholders.


Pilipino Star NGAYON led the innovation in the tabloid newspaper industry in the Philippines. It is the first tabloid in the country to be published in full color and the first tabloid in the Philippines to establish a presence on the Internet.4


In 2013 and 2014, Pilipino Star NGAYON was awarded "Newspaper of the Year" by Gawad Tanglaw (Gawad Tagapuring mga Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw), an award-giving body in the Philippines composed of critics, scholars, historians, and professors from different colleges and universities.5


  • Al Pedroche
  • Jarius Bondoc
  • Tony Calvento
  • Ben Tulfo
  • Korina Sanchez
  • Atty. Jose C. Sison
  • Dr. Loi Estrada
  • Butch Quejada
  • Dr. Tranquilino Elicaño, Jr.
  • Dr. Willie Ong


  1. ^ "About Us". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Jaucian, Don (28 July 2010). "Little Revolutions: 24 Years of The Philippine STAR". Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tabloid Newspapers in the Philippines". Kabisig: World's Philippine Information Hub. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Basco, Mario D. "Pilipino Star NGAYON, ‘Best Filipino Newspaper’". Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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