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Global Media Registry, the Philippines’ 8th most visited site according to, started as an experiment in 1997.

It published the same articles printed on the broadsheet until it entered into a joint venture with broadcasting network GMA 7 from 2001 to 2007. The site, INQ7 interactive, aggregated information from print, TV, radio, and online.

Aside from making printed stories available on the internet, produces its own news and feature stories.

Inquirer Interactive, Incorporated, which runs the website, is 70-percent owned by Inquirer Holdings, Inc. The rest of the shares belong to the broadsheet, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc.

Under Inquirer Holdings are several other publications. Inquirer Publications, Inc. publishes the tabloid Bandera and Cebu Daily News. The holding company eventually belongs to the Rufino-Prieto family, who also has interests in real estate.

Key facts

Audience Share

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Geographic Coverage


Content Type

free content

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

3 ♥

Media Companies / Groups

Inquirer Holdings Corporation


Ownership Structure

The ownership of both Inquirer Holdings and Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc. can be traced back to the Prieto family.

Group / Individual Owner

Group / Individual Owner

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc.

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc. publishes broadsheet Inquirer.

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year



Paolo Rufino Prieto

Affiliated Interests Founder

Paolo Rufino Prieto was then Inquirer president when, or Dotnet, started.


Paolo Rufino Prieto

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Paolo is son of Marixi Prieto and brother of Ma. Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez, chairperson and president of the Inquirer Group, respectively.


John Nery

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

John Nery is also the associate editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati CityTelephone Number:

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

2.097 Mil $ / 98.25 Mil P

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.50 Mil $ / 23.65 Mil P

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Conversion rate on Dec. 31, 2015: P 46.85
Data based on Audience share from Effective Measurement (2016).


General Information Sheet of Inquirer Interactive, Inc. (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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