The Story Then And Now

posted February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am
by The Standard

February 11, 1987

Manila Standard is born.

The publishing company Standard Publications, Inc. is established by the conglomerate owned by businessman Manuel Elizalde.


February 23, 2015
The New Standard, using the tallboy
format is officially launched, replacing
Manila Standard Today.


The group of companies owned by businessman Andres Soriano III buys out the Elizalde group and renames the company Kagitingan Publications,

The paper keeps the name Manila Standard.


June 1991

The group headed by businessman Alfonso Yuchengco buys into the company and spins off the publishing arm into Kamahalan Publishing Corporation. Kagitingan Publications is renamed Kagitingan Printing Press, Inc.



Businessman Enrique K. Razon Jr. of the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. becomes the sole owner of both Kamahalan Publishing Corporation and Kagitingan Printing Press, Inc.



Manila Standard is merged with the newspaper Today and is renamed Manila Standard Today.



The Razon group sells the publishing company to the Romualdez group.



The New Standard is launched, introducing both the tallboy format and its newest asset, The Social Standard.

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