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About Us

Philstar.com is a Philippine news, sports, lifestyle and entertainment portal for the Filipino global community. It is the digital arm of the STAR Group of Publications, a leading publisher of newspapers and magazines in the Philippines.

While offering its own multimedia journalism, Philstar.com also houses content from The Philippine STAR, one of the leading English broadsheets in the country; Pilipino STAR Ngayon, a tabloid-style newspaper published in Filipino; Freeman, Cebu oldest English-language newspaper; Banat, a tabloid published in Cebuano; and People Asia magazine, which profiles personalities in the Philippines and the region.

From its modest beginnings in August 2000 as the online edition of the Philippine STAR, Philstar.com has grown into one of the country's biggest digital news organizations.


  • Kevin Belmonte
    President and CEO
  • Rose Anne Belmonte
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Beth Buiser
    Administration Officer
  • Jules Salonga
    VP Operations
  • ADVERTISING
  • Miguel Berbano
    Charmaine Jessica Catli
    Charmaine De Lazo
    Pernita Edar Marquez
    Pia Panganiban
    Eia Santos
    Norman Tan
  • EDITORIAL
  • Camille Diola
    Head of Online Editors
  • Rosette Adel
    Arnel Joseph Bolando
    Kristine Daguno-Bersamina
    Denison Dalupang
    Jonathan de Santos
    Joyce Guevarra
    Dino Maragay
    Mikas Matsuzawa
    Patricia Lourdes Viray
  • ONLINE SOLUTIONS
  • Jonathan Asuncion
    Razyl Auxtero
    Mark Dimarucot
    Arvy Maldecir
    Richard Marquez
    Jhon Richard Miguel
    Rafael Philip Ocampo
    Elyas Salanga
    Efigenio Christopher Toledo IV
    Ricky Ulnagan
    John Nicole Villamayor
    Emjae Villarey