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Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin started out as Manila Daily Bulletin, a four-page shipping journal founded on February 2, 1900 with Carson C. Taylor and H. G. Farris as its original staff. Its purpose was to give the public accurate and reliable shipping and commercial information of companies. It was supported principally by shipping interests. Bulletin entered into a contract with El Progreso as its printer, and the newspaper was distributed for free.

In 1957, the ownership of Daily Bulletin was transferred to Swiss-Filipino Brig. Gen. Hans M. Menzi. In 1961, Yap bought shares in the Bulletin Publishing Corporation from Menzi. Yap became the company’s chairman in 1984. Five years later, the company’s name was changed to Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation.

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation maintains several publications: Manila Bulletin, a daily broadsheet; Tempo, an English-language daily tabloid; Philippine Panorama, a Sunday weekly magazine; Style Weekend, a Friday weekly magazine; and several special interest magazines covering topics from travel , agriculture, sports and travel, lifestyle, beauty and fashion, cooking, and animals.

Manila Bulletin’s office is located at Muralla and Recoletos Streets in Intramuros, Manila.

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Media Companies / Groups

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation


Ownership Structure

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation is a subsidiary of U.S. Automotive Company, Incorporated, with 54.19 percent ownership. Its other subsidiaries include Cocusphil Development Corporation, Euro-med Laboratories, Philtrust Realty Corporation, and U.N. Properties Realty Corporation. It also has 15 percent ownership in Centro Escolar University.

Group / Individual Owner

U.S. Automotive Co., Inc.

U.S. Automotive Co., Inc., owned by the Yap family, has Cocusphil Development Corp., Euro-med Laboratories, Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., Philtrust Realty Corp. and U.N. Properties Development Corp. as its subsidiaries, while Centro Escolar University is an affiliate.

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General Information

Founding Year



Carson C. Taylor H.G. Farris


Basilio C. Yap, Chairman

Affiliated Interests Ceo

He is currently the Chairman of the Board and President of U.S. Automotive Co., Inc., USAUTOCO, Inc., Philtrust Realty Corporation, Manila Prince Hotel, Cocusphil Development Corporation, U.N. Properties Development Corporation and Seebreeze Enterprises, Inc. Also, Mr. Yap is concurrently the Chairman of the Board of Centro Escolar University, Vice Chairman of Philtrust Bank, Director of Manila Hotel Corporation and Euro - Med Laboratories Philippines, Inc.


Crispulo J. Icban

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Crispulo J. Icban, Jr. is one of the Directors of Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. He served as Press Secretary of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2010.

Other Important People

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide Jr.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Davide is Vice Chairman and Independent Director of Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. He is also an Independent Director of the Philippine Trust Company (Philtrust Bank), and concurrently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Association of the Philippines and a member of the Council of Elders of the Knights of Rizal.


Telephone Number: +632-527-8121 Fax Number: +632-527-7510

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Audience share from Nielsen's Consumer and Media View (Jan.-June 2016)


Annual Report (2015), Manila Bulletin

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