What is Ranao Star
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.
Publisher/General Manager: ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA
Assistant to be Publisher: SITTI ROHANISA O. NOORYAHYA
Administrative Assistant: HJA. SITTI AISHA BALOME OTICAL
Circulation Assistant: ALIHASAN O. BALT, JR.
Editor-In-Chief: MASIDING NOOR YAHYA
Online Assistant Editor: SITTI SHEIBA NOOR YAHYA-CASAN
Editorial Assistant: HANALEE TAN YAHYA
Contributors: ALI G. MACABALANG |ALI-ASGAR M. SOLAIMAN
Legal Adviser: NASSER A. MAROHOMSALIC
Religious Affairs Consultant: ALEEM SAID AHMAD BASHER
Founder: MASIDING NOOR YAHYA