Dante Ang and his vision for The Times


ON August 8, 2001 Dante A. Ang formally sat as publisher and chairman of The Manila Times.

Ang promised to give readers news that is accurate, fair and comprehensive.

He is also proud of The Times’ Opinion Page, which he said is “ruminative and reflective,” delving more deeply into the meaning of the news and into the motive of those who make the news.

In particular, Ang said The Times would publish enterprise-driven investigative stories. It would also honor its rich heritage and snoop into the future.

To achieve this, the newspaper is aided by strong editorial, advertising and production teams that have a high degree of professionalism and experience while honoring the ethics of the trade.

Today, The Times, under Ang, continues to capitalize on its rich and illustrious—if tumultuous—history since 1898. And a new vision of his is to make The Times “handsomely profitable,” as well as one of the top influential dailies in the country.

The Times will also put a premium on enterprise stories, solid political and business reporting, and investigative exposés.

“Watch us as we grow, keep us company as members of the family,” Ang said.

The members of the present The Manila Times family are carrying on the torch.


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