About Manila Standard

Welcome to the online edition of Manila Standard (MS), a nationally circulated newspaper published daily in the Philippines since February 1987.

The MS’s website, launched in August 2002, extends the newspaper’s reach beyond its traditional readers
and makes its brand of Philippine news and opinion available to a much wider and geographically diverse
overseas readership.  

In tone and content, the online edition mirrors the editorial thrust of the newspaper. While hewing to the
traditional precepts of fairness and objectivity, MS believes the news of the day need not be staid, overly
long or dry. Stories are succinct, readable and written in a lively style that has become a hallmark of the

Opinion pieces reflect the wide range of viewpoints that contend for attention and acceptance in the place
of all Filipinos regardless of where they live call home.  

Twenty-nine years saw the track record of MS as the newspaper tallboy that arrived, survived and thrived in
a highly competitive industry.  

With journalistic ideals still intact, the MS remains steadfast in delivering brief but concise news and
information that matters.  

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Philip G. Romualdez

Former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno
Board Member & Chief Legal Adviser

Anita F. Grefal
Treasury Manager

Baldwin R. Felipe
OIC-Ad Solutions

Edgar M. Valmorida
Circulation Manager


Rolando G. Estabillo

Ramonchito L. Tomeldan
Managing Editor

Chin Wong / Ray S. Eñano
Associate Editors

Francis Lagniton
News Editor

Joyce Pangco Pañares
City Editor

Adelle Chua
Opinion Editor

Honor B. Cabie
Night Editor

Romel J. Mendez
Art Director

Roberto Cabrera
Chief Photographer


Emil P. Jurado
Chairman Emeritus, Editorial Board


Arlene Lim
Online Editor