Pilipino Star Ngayon
Front page from December 23, 2004 featuring the funeral procession in Manila for actor and politician Fernando Poe Jr.
|Owner(s)||Pilipino Star NGAYON, Inc.|
|President||Miguel G. Belmonte|
|Editor-in-chief||Al G. Pedroche|
|Founded||March 17, 1986|
|Headquarters||202 Roberto S. Oca St. cor Railroad St., Port Area, Manila, Philippines|
|Sister newspapers||The Philippine STAR
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
- "About Us". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- "Company Profile". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- Jaucian, Don (28 July 2010). "Little Revolutions: 24 Years of The Philippine STAR". Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- "Tabloid Newspapers in the Philippines". Kabisig: World's Philippine Information Hub. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- Basco, Mario D. "Pilipino Star NGAYON, ‘Best Filipino Newspaper’". Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
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