About Us

Ranao Star Philippines is the longest running community newsweekly published in the Islamic City of Marawi, BARMM, Philippines.

It was founded in 2003 as Ranao Star, then later renamed The New Ranao Star, by Masiding Noor Yahya, a veteran Maranao independent journalist, dubbed as Dean of Mranaw Journalists.

Ranao Star first held offices at Banggolo district, the commercial heart of Marawi, the only Islamic City in the Philippines.

After the 2017 Marawi Siege which devastated the heart of the city, it was reissued as Ranao Star Philippines, and held a satellite office in nearby Iligan City.

Presently, it is published by Ranao Publishing House with Rocaya Sumndad Otical Yahya as its publisher and general manager.


Founder/Editor-In-Chief: MASIDING NOOR YAHYA

Publisher/General Manager: ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA
Assistant to be Publisher: SITTI ROHANISA O. NOORYAHYA

Online Assistant Editor: SITTI SHEIBA NOOR YAHYA-CASAN
Editorial Assistant: HANALEE TAN YAHYA
Administrative Assistant: HJA. SITTI AISHA BALOME OTICAL Circulation Assistant: ABDULWAHID SUMNDAD

Contributors: ALI G. MACABALANG |ALI-ASGAR M. SOLAIMAN

Legal Adviser: NASSER A. MAROHOMSALIC

Consultant on Islamic Moonsighting Calculation: ALEEM SAID AHMAD BASHER