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Balita is a daily Filipino tabloid published by the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Originally owned by Liwayway Publishing Inc., Balita was acquired by Manila Bulletin in 2005, along with other weekly vernacular magazines. 

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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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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: +632-527-7511

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SEC documents are available for Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation but with little information on Balita # Audience share from Nielsen's Consumer and Media View (Jan.-June 2016)


Manila Bulletin 2015 Annual Report

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