Malaya (newspaper)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) People's Independent Media Inc.
Founder(s) Jose Burgos, Jr
Publisher Amado P. Macasaet
Editor Enrique P. Romualdez (executive)
Editor-in-chief Unknown
(previous editor-in-chief who died: Joy de los Reyes[1])
Associate editor Irma Isip
Managing editors Ma. Teresa A. Molina
Founded 1981
Political alignment Independent
Headquarters Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

The Malaya (also known as Malaya Business Insight) is a broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines, headquartered at Intramuros, Manila and owned by People's Independent Media Inc. The newspaper is known for being one of the publications that fought against the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos.


The newspaper's name was derived from the Filipino word that means "freedom". In 1981, Malaya was founded by Jose Burgos, Jr.[2] as a daily written in Tagalog language. It eventually published its content into English in 1983 when President Ferdinand Marcos closed down "We Forum", a sister publication of Malaya. It continued to fight the administration of Marcos during its last years in power. During the events that lead to Marcos' ouster, Malaya published one million copies daily, a feat never been done before in the history of newspaper publishing in the Philippines.[3] After the EDSA Revolution, Amado P. Macasaet, veteran journalist and then Business Editor of Malaya, became the new owner of Malaya.


  1. ^ "Joy de los Reyes, Editor in Chief of Malaya Business Insight; 59". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Teddy Montelibano (24 February 2011). "Heroes of EDSA People Power 1". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Ariel Sebellino (24 February 2011). "EDSA 1 as seen by two journalists with alternative press". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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