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ON July 1, Mindanao Gold Star Daily, a renowned local newspaper, celebrated its 34th anniversary, highlighting its significant role in the development of community journalism in the region.
Since its establishment in 1989, Mindanao Gold Star Daily has been dedicated to the transformation of local journalism, earning the trust of the people of Mindanao as a reliable source of news.
Published by Gold Star Daily News Publishing (formerly known as Mindanao Gold Star Daily Corporation), the newspaper is located in Cor. Baconga St., Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City.
Under the ownership of Catherine Marie Ann C. Pelayo, Mindanao Gold Star Daily consistently delivers high-quality newspapers to its readers.
Leading the editorial team is Leonardo Vicente “Cong” B. Corrales as Editor in Chief, assisted by Ben Balce as Associate Editor and Kristian Dave Achondo as Editorial Assistant.
Ruchelle Bangis expertly handles the administration, and her dedicated team plays an important role in the newspaper’s success and reputation.
From its inception, Mindanao Gold Star Daily is committed to reflecting the interests and concerns of rural areas, leading the development of community journalism.
Ernesto G. Chu, President Emeritus and Founder of The Mindanao Gold Star Daily Corporation, sees the newspaper as a factor in the development of rural Mindanao.
The newspaper aims to dispel misconceptions and attract investors by highlighting the region’s cultural wealth, untapped resources, and peace-loving people.
Mindanao Gold Star Daily’s wide distribution network is one of its main strengths.
As the only daily community newspaper with a wide reach throughout Mindanao, it operates through 80 bureau offices staffed by competent reporters.
Covering 24 provinces and 20 cities, the newspaper’s strategic network ensures comprehensive coverage of news and events throughout the region.
With a pre-pandemic daily circulation production of 60,600 copies, Mindanao Gold Star Daily mainly relies on direct subscriptions to reach its readers.
Corresponding bureaus and agencies strategically located throughout Mindanao ensure the efficient delivery of the newspaper to its dedicated subscribers.
Gold Star also maintains Extension Offices in Manila and Cebu, headed by Adrian Lee, and Davao, headed by Ruben M. Dongzal.
These offices facilitate effective communication and flexibility. The contact information for these extension offices can be found as follows; Manila Office, Located at Unit 1603, 16/F, IPI Buendia Tower, 501 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City with Email: email@example.com.
Office in Cebu: Led by Mr. Adrian Lee, located at Gold Star Cebu Bldg., 626 La Tressas Drive, Third of April, Cebu City. Ruben M. Dongzal atvCorner by Fr. Selga & Malvar, Sicat Building, Davao City, Davao City, Philippines.
This approach differentiates Mindanao Gold Star Daily from newspapers that rely heavily on street sales.
Adapting to the evolving media landscape, Mindanao Gold Star Daily has embraced the digital realm.
Through active engagement with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, the newspaper aims to connect with a wider audience both locally and globally.
By harnessing the power of the internet, Mindanao Gold Star Daily has expanded its reach beyond traditional print media.
Journalism’s commitment to excellence has earned it recognition from various sectors over the years. The Gold Star Daily News has received prestigious awards, including the Hall of Fame Award for Best in Business and Economic Reporting from the Philippine Press Institute-Konrad Adenauer Foundation, consecutively from 1999 to 2002.
In addition, in 2010, the Rotary Club of Manila honored the Mindanao Gold Star Daily with the Regional Newspaper Award for its outstanding contribution.
As Mindanao Gold Star Daily, today Gold Star Daily news celebrates 34 years of providing meaningful news coverage and promoting the development and progress of Mindanao, it reaffirms its dedication to serving the community and enlightening of untapped potential in the region.
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