Pinoy Weekly

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Pinoy Weekly
TypeWeekly newspaper
Format Tabloid, Online Newsmagazine
Owner(s)Pinoy Media Center
EditorKenneth Roland A. Guda
Founded2002 [1]
Political alignmentLeft-wing
Headquarters Manila, Philippines
Website www.pinoyweekly.org

Pinoy Weekly is published by PinoyMedia Center. Inc., a non-government organization devoted to democratizing the practice of journalism in the country, and focuses on investigative stories that concern what it terms as the "underreported" sectors of Philippine society: peasants, workers, overseas Filipinos, youth, indigenous peoples, and women. It is currently a weekly print and online newsmagazine, and previously published special print issues, a Mindanao edition, international editions in Israel, Taiwan, and Japan.

Pinoy Weekly's writers have previously been finalists for the Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism. It has also been cited by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, in the November 2006 issue of the Philippine Journalism Review : "If other tabloids are known for their sensationalized stories on crime and sex or splashy entertainment and sports pages, Pinoy Weekly comes across as a serious paper with analyses on issues affecting citizens, especially the marginalized."

It is currently run by an editorial team including: Kenneth Roland A. Guda (editor in chief), Silay Lumbera, Darius R. Galang, Peter Joseph Dytioco, and Neil Ambion. Former editors and writers include Ilang-Ilang D. Quijano, Soliman A. Santos, and Macky Macaspac. It also features columns from progressive opinion makers like Teo S. Marasigan, Atty. Remigio Saladero Jr., Gert Ranjo-Libang, Vencer Crisostomo, Anton Dulce, Danilo Arana Arao, Danilo Ramos, Boy Villasanta, Mykel Andrada, Steven Abada, Ericson Acosta, Rogelio Ordoñez, poetry group Kilometer 64, and Rolando B. Tolentino. It also has regular contributions from other committed writers, photographers and artists.

Among its previous editorial consultants: multi-awarded visual artist Leonilo Doloricon, University of the Philippines journalism professor, and leading columnist Luis Teodoro, National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, renowned nationalist writer and former editor in chief Rogelio Ordonez, and multi-awarded writer, playwright, director and activist Bonifacio P. Ilagan.

Current PMC board of trustees include Teodoro, Lumbera, and Ilagan, as well as Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino, JL Burgos, and poet-musician Jesus Manuel Santiago.

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References

  1. "Pinoy Weekly: A History". Pinoy Media Center. Retrieved 27 June 2016.