Pinoy Weekly

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Pinoy Weekly
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid, Online Newsmagazine
Owner(s) Pinoy Media Center
Editor Kenneth Roland A. Guda
Founded 2002[1]
Political alignment Independent
Headquarters Manila, Philippines

Pinoy Media Center, a newly established non-government organization devoted to democratizing the practice of journalism in the country. It 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. Previously a weekly publication, it now publishes special print issues, a Mindanao edition and a Japan edition. It is also an online newsmagazine.

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 of young journalists, including: Kenneth Roland A. Guda, Ilang-Ilang D. Quijano, Soliman A. Santos, Darius R. Galang, and Macky Macaspac. It also features columns from respected progressive opinionmakers like Teo S. Marasigan, Atty. Remigio Saladero Jr., Gert Ranjo-Libang, Vencer Crisostomo, Anton Dulce, Danilo Arana Arao, Boy Villasanta, Mykel Andrada, Steven Abada, Ericson Acosta, Rogelio Ordoñez, poetry group Kilometer 64, and Rolando B. Tolentino. It also boasts of regular contributions from talented and committed writers, photographers and artists.

Among its 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 Ordoñez and multi-awarded writer, playwright, director and activist Bonifacio P. Ilagan.

Pinoy Weekly is published by Pinoy Media Center, a newly established non-government organization devoluted to democratizing the practice of journalism in the country.


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

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