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The Sun.Star website empowers Philippine communities by providing news and information from the provinces to a national and global audience.

It is in the list of top websites in the country based on Effective Measure reports the media organizations industry provider of standard audience measurement. It placed number 68 as of March 2012 ranking.

Sun.Star brand of journalism carried over the Internet makes the website a reliable source of news in the surfeit of information online.

The website was first uploaded as Sun.Star Cebu website at www.sunstar.com.ph in October 1996 making it the first Philippine community newspaper to go online.

On May 10 2000 the website at the same URL was converted into the Sun.Star Network Online Internet home to the only network of community newspapers in the Philippines. It pools news and information from Sun.Star newspapers and networks in 12 major cities around the country.

The website covers Manila Baguio Pampanga and Pangasinan in Luzon Cebu Bacolod Iloilo Dumaguete and Tacloban in the Visayas and Davao Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga in Mindanao.

News and information on the website have interactive links that allow viewers to be part of online communities and to interact with other readers.

Updated 24 hours a day www.sunstar.com.ph also carries breaking news and interactive special sections and blogs that allow readers to share stories photos and videos.

It has links to Bisaya news (news in the Visayan dialect) an archive of past issues and breaking news from the Philippines and around the world.

It also has social media accounts like Facebook Sun.Star -- Philippine news Twitter sunstaronline YouTube (sunnexdesk channel) Google (Sun.Star Philippines) and LinkedIn (Sun.Star Philippines).

The Sun.Star website at www.sunstar.com.ph won as Best Website (newspaper category) in the 4th Digital Filipino Web Awards given in Manila in 2010. It also won as Best Website (corporate category) in the Catholic Mass Media Awards of 2009 given by then Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.

In the Effective Measure report of March 2012 Sun.Star at no. 68 ranked higher than Yugatech.com Friendster.com Philboxing.com Manilastandardtoday.com Abante.com.ph Journal.com.ph Bworldonline. com and Malaya.com.ph. The number 1 website was Facebook.com.

In the portals category for March 2012 Sun.Star came at number 7 after news websites Abs-cbnnews.com (no. 2) Inquirer.net (no. 3) Philstar.com (no. 4) and GMAnetwork.com (no. 5).

The website is managed by the Sun.Star Network Exchange (Sunnex) a department of the Sun.Star Publishing Inc. with headquarters in Cebu City Philippines.

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Editor-in-Chief - Nini B. Cabaero - ninicab (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph (On study leave)
Acting-Editor-in-Chief - Mildred V. Galarpe - mvg (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Content Editor - Laureen R. Mondo edo-Ynot - jrmondonedo (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Assistant Content Editor - Maria Armie Sheila B. Garde - abgarde (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Assistant Content Editor - Daryl D. Anunciado - ddanunciado (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Assistant Content Editor - Buen Josef C. Andrade
Assistant Content Editor - Jay Ann S. Clamohoy
Assistant Content Editor - Jonathan Vincent C. Tan
Assistant Content Editor - Nera Mariz A. Puyo
Manila Editor - Ariel B. Catubig - abcatubig (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Manila Reporter - Kathrina Charmaine R. Alvarez
Manila Reporter - Glaiza D. Jarloc
Manila Reporter - Virgil B. Lopez
Manila Reporter - John Carlo M. Cahinhinan
Manila Reporter - Third Anne P. Peralta
Web Technology Officer - Francis June A. Ygot - webtechofficer (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Web Technology Support - Dave R. Tangarorang - drtangarorang (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Web Technology Support - Jhover T. Yba ez
Web Technology Support - Aireen A. Mi oza
Administrative Assistant (Cebu) - Leah Y. Capuyan - onlineads (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph
Administrative Assistant (Manila) - Anna Lyn C. Talosig - sunnexmanila (at) sunstar (dot) com (dot) ph

I.T. Consultant - Dino Simeon Madarang

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Sunnex Manila

Office Address Unit 701 Tycoon Centre Pearl Drive Ortigas Center Pasig City
Office Telephone Number (02) 470-1378
Office Fax Number (02) 638-7475
Office email address sunnexmanila sunstar.com.ph