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About Us

OneNews.PH is the online presence of OneNews, the all-news channel of Cignal TV and the synergy of the journalistic strengths of The Philippine STAR, philstar.com, TV5 Network Inc. and BusinessWorld under Mediaquest Holdings Inc.

OneNews.PH is powered by The Philippine STAR, an English language newspaper in the Philippines first published on July 28, 1986 following the EDSA people power revolution. It is the flagship brand of the PhilStar Media Group.

The online platform, which started operations on July 8, 2019, seeks to present all sides, context and background of current issues and complement The Philippine STAR newspaper through daily multimedia reportage, and at the same time provide updates from OneNews, philstar.com, TV5 and BusinessWorld.

It also features analyses, blogs and other pieces from select contributors.

Team

Ana Marie Pamintuan

Ms. Pamintuan is the editor-in-chief of The Philippine STAR. She is one of the original members of The STAR, rising through the ranks from reporter to news editor, managing editor and executive editor before assuming her current post in January 2012. She writes a column in The STAR’s opinion section three times a week.

In 2018, Ms. Pamintuan began co-hosting the daily news and current affairs talk show “The Chiefs” on Cignal TV’s One News channel.

Ms. Pamintuan was a Jefferson fellow and Senior Journalist fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She apprenticed with St. Petersburg Times in Florida under the aegis of the International Center for Journalists and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She has received various journalism awards, including one as Outstanding Alumna for Journalism from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) College of Mass Communication where she obtained her journalism degree with honors.

Aurea Calica

Ms. Calica is The Philippine STAR’s multimedia editor tasked to manage One News PH. Before she became part of the desk in July 2016, Ms. Calica covered the six-year-term of former president Benigno Aquino III starting from 2010 as Malacanang Palace reporter.

Entering The STAR as a fresh Journalism graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Ms. Calica was first assigned in police beats as well as local courts and local governments. She then rose from the ranks to become reporter for foreign affairs, judiciary, politics, among others.

In the course of her career, Ms. Calica has joined a fellowship in Japan as well as special media coverages, seminars and trainings both in the Philippines and overseas. She currently serves as one of the coordinators for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in the Philippines.

Janvic Mateo

Mr. Mateo is senior writer and assistant editor-at-large for One News PH. He covers human rights, education, climate change and information technology as senior reporter of The Philippine STAR. He also writes about politics, foreign affairs, justice and science and technology.

He leads The STAR’s participation in Impact Journalism Movement, which brings together news organizations around the world to simultaneously publish stories that promote concrete solutions to development problems.

Mr. Mateo also teaches news writing at the University of the Philippines, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Speech Communication in 2011. He is also a graduate student of development communication from the same university.

He was a fellow of the Reham Al Farra Journalism Memorial Fellowship of the United Nations in New York in 2019, and was a participant in the Study of the United States Institutes on New Media Journalism program held at Southern Illinois University in 2010.

Epi Fabonan III

Mr. Fabonan is senior writer and assistant editor for One News PH. Prior to this, he was assistant editor for The Philippine STAR's Features section from 2018 to 2019 and was a senior features writer since 2014.

He has worked on numerous special features for the newspaper's clients and developed stories for some of The STAR's award-winning communication campaigns such as #28StoriesofGiving and #JourneyTo30.

Currently, he is also the lead writer, curator and researcher for The STAR's daily history website Everyday History.

Prior to working for The STAR, Mr. Fabonan was a high school history and economics teacher for seven years.