The Ranao Star inaugurates Iligan Office


In its desire to serve the good people of Iligan City, The Ranao Star, longest running community weekly in the Ranao (Lanao) region, has inaugurated its new office here on Monday, Dec. 28.

No less than famous international Muslim Filipino journalist Dr. Abdul Hannan Magarang Tago, a veteran Arab News scribe, graced the occasion. In a message, Tago appealed for support to the The Ranao Star and the newly published Philippine Muslim Today in the name of Unity among our people.

Aside from being a director of the Philippine Amanah Bank, a consultant to the President of Mindanao State University and active officer of other organizations, Tago is a regular columnist of the Philippine Muslim Today.

Another personality who graced the occasion is thechairperson of Barangay Villa Verde Luzviminda Delos Santos, represented by one of her Kagawads.

The Ranao Star’s office inauguration was also attended by friends and supporters of The Ranao Star including officials of Barangay Villa Verde where said office is situated, representatives from the Lanao del Norte provincial office of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and from the Lanao del Sur-I division of the Bangsamoro’s Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE).

The Ranao Star was founded in 2003 by Masiding Noor Yahya, a veteran Maranao independent journalist, dubbed as Dean of Mranaw Journalists and patriarch of Muslim Journalism in the Philippines.

Ranao Star first held offices at Banggolo district, the commercial heart of Marawi, the only Islamic City in the Philippines.

After the 2017 Marawi Siege which devastated the heart of the city, it held a satellite office at Purok 4, Kaplag, Ubaldo Laya, this city, in order not to disrupt serving its reading public.

The Ranao Star is published by Ranao Publishing House with Rocaya Sumndad Otical Yahya as its publisher and general manager.

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