Sunday, September 21, 2008


The rise in popular distrust of traditional media and dissatisfaction with them has resulted in an explosion of alternative media. Blogs, in particular, Double click here for more information . . .

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Inset Picture: (Newstar Philippines' publisher JOHN YNAYAN, who founded the newspaper in January 2002, being circulated in seven (7) States in the U.S. was, in this file photo taken on November 10, 2005 during the Birthday Celebration of Usec. Robert T. Rivera, with the late Ernie Jazul the Publisher of Pilipinas Ngayon Na!)

Newstar Philippines, the only broadsheet in NY-NJ-CT-Pennsylvania areas that carry both mainstream news of general interest to the Filipino-Americans, while incorporating late-breaking news and special features appearing in the nation’s leading newspaper, Philippine Daily Inquirer, shall launch it's new blogsite! To boost its viewsership as the leading Filipino Newspaper in the U.S., Newstar Philippines is now venturing into a non-profit project with Roy R.Luga, the personal photographer of Usec. Robert T. Rivera , as its duly accredited correspondent and photographer for its Philippine Bureau. The combined capabilities of Newstar Philippines, Roy R. Luga's photographs and blogsites ALIMUKON.COM IN QUEST OF ADVOCACIES, among others, and Usec. Robert T. Rivera, the host of PILIPINAS NGAYON NA, (aired in most of the States in U.S.), who engages in missionary works documenting different developmental advocacies through digital technology, will surely boost the delivery of news and information to the Filipino Communities in the U.S., the American public in general and the world.

NEWSTAR PHILIPPINES-NEWYORK's EDITORIAL BOARD consists of veteran businessmen, legal luminary, professionals and media practioners: JOHN YNAYAN, Publisher- He founded NEWSTAR Philippines in January 2002, after 16 years of retail experience in cargo business. He earlier financed another Filipino newspaper to learn the market, until he’s ready to organize a professional team that will voice out the varied interests of the Filipino community while tapping resources from the Philippines’ leading newspaper, Philippine Daily Inquirer; CAROLINA TANJUTCO, Editor-in-Chief- Formerly Manila Bureau Chief of Headline Philippines NY (1993-2001), CPA-Lawyer, member of the New York Press Club and Ateneo Law Journal, was internet legal counselor of Pacific Internet aka Attorney Webby. Her column, Philippine Juris, ran for 8 years and published on-line at As a lawyer, she prosecuted white-collar criminals in the Philippines, served the Court of Appeals for 5 years, was trained by Philippine Judicial Academy and later, appointed by the Supreme Court as Mediator. In U.S., she is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) working in cooperation with federal law enforcers; DON LINO CELLE, C.E.O. of WRMN Radio Pinoy USA, the only 24-hour radio station broadcasting in the tri-state region, since 1989, is best known for his fearless commentaries and interview of past and present Philippine presidents, and of such controversial personalities as Imelda Marcos, Gringo Honasan, MNLF leaders and more. His watchdog column, Matanglawin (eg. Eagle’s Eye), regularly appears on-line through, Headline Philippines (1993-2001), and broadcasted live through RMN Philippines. A member of Class ‘82 at Bloomfield College, Don Lino is no stranger to the local and international affairs of New Jersey and New York, and was cited by NJ Governor, Knights of Columbus and Ateneo’s Aquila Legis for public service; DAVID IGNACIO, JR. ESQ, - Admitted to the State Bar of New York and Philippines, a devoted Mason, he is the past Master and currently, the Chaplain of Jose Rizal Lodge 1172, also a member of Manahatta Lodge, UP College of Law Class ’85 and member of Alpha Phi Beta. He is also the legal counsel of NEWSTAR Philippines, who sees to it that the materials we published are compliant to existing laws, rules and regulations. Columnists include respected authorities in their fields such as Senator Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel, Fr. Joaquin Bernas, Conrad Banal, top immigration lawyers Manny Quintal and Felix Vinluan. In New York, we regularly feature Gov. Eliot Spitzer, NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe.