Philstar.com is an online portal for philippines best daily newspapers covering news headlines, business, lifestyle, advertisement, sports and entertainment distributed and circulated nationwide.
Philstar.com was launched in March 1997 as internet portal for The Philippine Star newspaper, philippines leading English broadsheet. The website was re-launched in 2000 and 2005 to provide new look and better access for filipinos.
The Philippine Star is a newspaper tested by time and unexpected events through three government administration changes, two uprisings and several national elections.
Philstar.com is a congregation of philippine newspapers and local tabloids such as Philippine Star, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Freeman, Banat and People Asia.
Users could search through philstar.com's content using Yahoo!-powered search engine.
The portal provides various features like Philippine's current date and time, Foreign Exchange or Peso-Dollar Rate and news alerts through mobile phones.
Philstar.com provides Local and Worldwide news gathered across news sources including newspapers and tabloids separated in categories like Headlines, Opinion, Business, Entertainment, Sports, National, Metro, Modern Living and Telecoms.
Philstar offers information such as foreign exchange, stock prices, electronic yellow pages (eYellowPages), Classifinder, Auction and Jobs.
Philstar Starcade and Star IM are services that offers users games to play and send free messages to mobile users across the globe.
Philstar users could read information in sections such as Daily Bread, Weather, Horoscope, Comics and Lotto Results Section.
Licensure Examinees can find examination test results or join the Operation Damayan.
Other features of Philstar.com includes inbox world, reader's corner and letter to the editor.
Philstar.com's goal is to provide a Filipino Global Community that offers news and entertainment to filipinos around the world.
Philstar Philippines News content and articles are accessible through Yahoo! Philippines News section.
In January 2009, The Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Co. was rumored on buying a stake in the local Philippine Star newspaper group, a member of the Belmonte family.
Philstar Daily, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Miguel Belmonte.