Daily Tribune (Philippines)

The Daily Tribune is an English-language broadsheet publication in the Philippines. Its office is in the 3450 Concept Building, Florida Street, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Daily Tribune
The front page of the Daily Tribune on 30 October 2018
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Concept and Information Group, Inc.
PresidentWillie Fernandez
EditorChito Lozada
Associate editorManny Angeles
John Henry Dodson
Managing editorDinah Ventura
FoundedFebruary 1, 2000; 24 years ago (2000-02-01)
(8,929 issues)
Political alignmentCentre-right
HeadquartersMakati, Philippines

The Daily Tribune, as it was called then, was founded on February 1, 2000, by a group of journalists from the then-defunct The Philippine Post led by then-Editor-in-Chief and Founding Chairman Ninez Cacho-Olivares. On June 1, 2018, Concept and Information Group, publisher of the online Concept News Central, acquired the paper from Cacho-Olivares.[1] With the change of hands, "The" from The Daily Tribune has been dropped.



On February 24, 2006, the Tribune was raided by the Philippine National Police at the height of the State of Emergency imposed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The police presence remained in the paper's office until the State of Emergency was lifted on March 4, 2006. The paper continued to publish normally, making defiant statements throughout. Ninez Cacho-Olivarez, the paper's publisher, claimed that some of her reporters were practising self-censorship, but her own publishing decisions were unaffected. She received substantial publicity and her circulation expanded significantly during the crisis; however, she lost many advertisers who were intimidated by the unstable political situation.[citation needed]

Libel suits


Judge Winlove Dumayas of Regional Trial Court Branch 59, Makati on June 5, 2008, found Cacho-Olivarez, publisher of The Daily Tribune, guilty of libel and sentenced her to a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years imprisonment. She was also ordered to pay 5 million (US$ 113,636) in moral damages and ₱33,732.25 in civil damages, including a libel fine of ₱4,000, for writing a June 23, 2003 column that accused then-Ombudsman Simeón Marcelo of colluding with the supposedly influential law firm, Villaraza, Cruz, Marcelo & Angangco in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 deal.[2] Villaraza, Cruz, Marcelo & Angangco (colloquially known as 'The Firm') stated that it will prosecute 47 more libel suits against the publisher of The Daily Tribune.[3]

On February 24, 2021, Ramon "Tats" Suzara, the president of Philippine National Volleyball Federation, Inc. (PNVFI) and former COO of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc), sued 17 staff of the paper, including its owner Willie Fernandez and managing editor Aldrin Cardona, for cyber libel.[4]

On January 29, 2024, the Philippine Consul-General in Milan, Elmer Cato, sued Willie Fernandez and other employers and reporters of the paper for cyber libel for alleging that he had failed to assist overseas Filipino workers who had been victimized by a fraudulent business scheme.[5]


  1. ^ Dodson, John Henry (June 1, 2018). "Daily Tribune under new management hits newsstands". Concept News Central. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Villaraza Cruz Marcelo & Angangco (CVC Law)
  3. ^ "newsinfo.inquirer.net, Tribune publisher Olivarez guilty of libel". Archived from the original on 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
  4. ^ Cayetano ally sues 17 Daily Tribune staff, officers over SEA Games reporting
  5. ^ "Envoy files raps vs newspaper over reports on Milan recruitment mess". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 29 January 2024.