The Story Then And Now
February 11, 1987
Manila Standard is born.
The publishing company Standard Publications, Inc. is established by the conglomerate owned by businessman Manuel Elizalde.
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.
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.