Pilipino Star NGAYON (first known as Ang Pilipino Ngayon) is the leading tabloidnewspaper of daily nationwide circulation in the Philippines.[2][3] It is written and published in Filipino, the national language of the Philippines. The tabloid newspaper is owned and operated by PhilStar Daily, Inc., under its subsidiary, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Inc.

History

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" (Decent Newspaper of Intelligent Masses).[4]

Innovation

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.[5]

Awards

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.[6]

Columnists

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