Today, Aug. 26, is the 139th birth anniversary of the Father of Philippine Journalism, Alejandro Roces Sr. Born in Manila in 1875, Roces was the first Filipino publisher to regard newspaper publishing as a serious business. He proved he was ahead of his time when in 1917, he gave international news agencies access to his newspapers. Under his management, the Taliba, La Vanguardia and Tribune because the biggest newspapers in the whole archipelago. Roces died in 1943.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Nathaniel R. Melican
For the fourth time in a row, the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has named the Philippine Daily Inquirer as its “Outstanding Newspaper of the Year.”
The Philippine Daily Inquirer is No. 1 among ABC1 readers in major urban areas in the country, according to the 2013 fourth quarter consumer and media view survey by The Nielsen Co.
By TJ Burgonio
The lawyers of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile have demanded that the Philippine Daily Inquirer apologize and retract its “malicious’’ story tagging him as the mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
By Marlon Ramos
“Rock stars” of a running story that is “better than a telenovela.” This was how some participants of the Million People March at Luneta Park described the Inquirer and its reporters for a series of articles on bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs) that allegedly cornered P10 billion in pork barrel funds.