Feature: Printed edition of Samarnews.com is born
By Ninfa B Quirante
Catbalogan City (March 4) -- The Samarnews.com printed edition will soon be out in circulation.
In its launch yesterday, attended by government officials, NGOs and fellow media personalities at the Cocina de Cabral in Catbalogan City, Samarnews.com the printed edition took center stage along with 'publisher parents' Engr Ray Gaspay and local media personality Imelda Bonifacio.
In her speech, Bonifacio vowed to perpetuate the paper as most community papers have not sustained the test of time.
Samarnews.com is an on-line publication maintained by Engr Ray Gaspay.
"The hard copy of Samarnews.com is an offering to barangay folks who do not have access to the internet," added Bonifacio in her speech.
The maiden printed issue is an 8-page tabloid size with a red background color in its front page.
The newcomer community newspaper has also some Waray news intended for the masses, the publisher said.
This newspaper will now join the ranks of weekly community papers circulating in Samar province like Samar Weekly Express, The Samar Monitor and the Samar Sunday Star.
Like all other press entities, Samarnews.com vows to furnish Samarnons with the truth! (PIA-Samar) [top]