Published by the Visayan Daily Star
Editor-in-Chief & President
Bureau Chief, Dumaguete
MAJA P. DELY
|CARLOS ANTONIO L. LEONARDIA
When the intrepid founders of the Visayan DAILY STAR set out to start a “newspaperman’s newspaper” 36 years ago, there was no way for them to imagine how long their project would last and what kind of impact their newspaper would make on their beloved island.
Today, as the Visayan DAILY STAR celebrates its 36 th birthday, the longest running daily newspaper in the island has not only proven naysayers and doubters wrong many times over, it has also firmly established its position as one of the most trusted sources for news and opinions in the land.
The Visayan DAILY STAR faced many serious challenges as it grew older and earned the trust of the Negrense community. We somehow managed to surpass those difficulties with the help of its generous investors and benefactors, the dedication of its editorial, business and production staff, and the continued support of its readers and advertisers who have come to appreciate the value a newspaper of integrity brought to our community.
Today’s changing times and technologies present a different set of challenges for any newspaper. As we mark this milestone and contemplate on the future of this little star that continues to twinkle stubbornly despite everything we have been through, the people behind the Visayan DAILY STAR remember to draw their strength from everyone who brought us to where we are now.
We thank the men and women who toil daily, with unmatched integrity and a never-say-die spirit to bring the news to the people of Negros Island. We thank our readers and advertisers who have stuck with us through thick and thin. We thank our readers abroad who have surprised us with their constancy and feedback on how we keep them in touch with home. We thank the people who end up in our pages for trusting that we will always be fair. We thank the people of Negros for giving us a chance to make a difference in their lives these past 36 years and we hope that we can continue to be a part of the Negrense lifestyle in the years to come.*