About Manila Standard

Welcome to the online edition of Manila Standard (MS), a nationally circulated newspaper published daily in the Philippines since February 1987.

Manila Standard website(, launched in August 2002, extends the newspaper’s reach beyond its traditional readers
and makes its brand of Philippine news and opinion available to a much wider and geographically diverse
readership here and overseas.  

In tone and content, the online edition mirrors the editorial thrust of the newspaper. While hewing to the
traditional precepts of fairness and objectivity, MS believes the news of the day need not be staid, overly
long or dry. Stories are succinct, readable and written in a lively style that has become a hallmark of the

Opinion pieces reflect the wide range of viewpoints that contend for attention and acceptance in the place
all Filipinos call home regardless of where they live.  

The Life and Entertainment news may be deemed soft, but they are current and relevant: reflecting the changing trends,
preoccupations, attitudes that inform the culture and life today. 

After 33 years, Manila Standard has held its own in a competitive industry. This online edition, along with its 
contemporary tallboy shows us more than just how much MS has evolved, but how quick it adapts to the 
changing times– the quality that will enable us to survive another 33 years and beyond. 

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