RANAO STAR: An adventure of struggles
It was in the old Marawi, the Philippine’s Islamic city in the country south, that we first established Ranao Star in May, 2003. Years later when Typhoon Sendong destroyed its office, it was renamed The New Ranao Star. And it was during the 2017 Marawi Siege which totally destroyed everything it had made and physically owned that we renamed it ‘Ranao Star Philippines’ (RSP).
Ranao Star Philippines is a news media organization aimed to promote Islam, human rights and sustainable peace and development by bringing to the world what we perceive is true news in this part of the world.
We support peace and unity despite diversity and by its name we dedicate this work to the Maranaos, the people of the Lake (Ranao), and to all peace loving citizens of the world. So help us God.” (RSP)
Our message on COVID-19
Since its foundation almost two decades ago, Ranao Star has not meet this kind of uncertainty that a disease such as this pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) can bring havoc to humanity.
But let us not fear and worry of what could be its destruction. Our governments are doing their best to contain this pandemic and let us do our imperative part with our utmost cooperation. Let us instead look at its brighter side, what it can give us for our future.
As it is said, “The COVID-19 pandemic makes clear our global human interconnectedness and the responsibilities we have to one another,” let us strengthen our unity and work side by side together what is best for mankind and the entire creation of God.
Meanwhile, though undermanned, we will keep working on bringing you reliable information.
Masiding Noor Yahya
Founder, Ranao Star Philippines