Philippines Daily Express

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Philippines Daily Express
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The September 24, 1972 front page depicting Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law the previous day
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Roberto Benedicto
FoundedMay 9, 1972;48 years ago (1972-05-09) [1]
Ceased publicationMarch 13, 1987;33 years ago (1987-03-13)
Headquarters Metro Manila, Philippines
City Manila
Country Philippines

The Philippines Daily Express, commonly known as Daily Express, was a daily newspaper in the Philippines. [2] It was better known for circulating news articles related to then-President Ferdinand Marcos during the time of his regime. Its Sunday edition was known as Philippines Sunday Express.


It was founded on May 9, 1972, [3] [1] by businessman Roberto Benedicto. [4] The newspaper was re-opened a few days after Marcos declared martial law, wherein most media and newspaper outlets who were critical against the latter were closed and taken over by the military. [5] Benedicto assigned Enrique Romualdez, a relative of first lady Imelda Marcos, as chief editor of the paper to ensure that it held the views of the regime.[ citation needed ]

After the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986, which signaled the end of Marcos regime, most of the assets owned by Marcos's cronies were sequestered by the government under Aquino administration, including Daily Express.[ citation needed ] The newspaper ceased its publication in 1987. [1]

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