Do you dream of publishing a Philippine newspaper abroad? Are you hindered by lack of expertise and high overhead cost? Live your dream! We can help you produce a quality publication at an affordable cost! You can own a piece of the action by being a publisher of Planet Philippines in your adopted city or country abroad.
Planet Philippines is a newsmagazine for overseas Filipinos published and circulated in various parts of the world. Launched in November 2002, Planet Philippines was immediately embraced by Filipino entrepreneurs and aspiring publishers across the world.
Our editorial line up is the result of in-depth study and planning. Written by experienced writers, our articles cover a wide and diverse range of topics — interesting profiles and scoops on celebrities, newsmakers and outstanding Filipinos; travelogues; features on lifestyle, sports, culture, current issues, politics and business. They are enhanced by attractive photos that bring to life the faces, places and goings-on at home. A superior editorial content and a cutting edge design put Planet Philippines a cut above the rest.
Using modern technology, we developed an innovative production scheme to enable us to share our vision with our overseas compatriots. The paper is prepared and produced in Manila and the finished issue – all done and ready to go to press – is sent electronically to our publishing partners abroad.
The task of our overseas publishers is limited to soliciting advertisements, printing and distributing the paper in their area. Overseas publishers may opt to add local community news from their areas. For every issue we charge an editorial fee of only US$500 — the lowest in the business. The local publisher keeps all the advertising revenue. We do not charge any licensing fee.
We are the first Philippine publication to offer this new business model. Our unique concept frees the overseas publishers from the tedious task of hiring and supervising an editorial staff, producing the stories and designing the paper. This way, they can concentrate on the business aspect, particularly soliciting advertisements. Thus, a potential publisher does not need to have any publishing or journalistic experience to run the paper. Our set-up simplifies the publishing operation and brings down the overhead cost substantially, resulting in higher income for the overseas publishers.
The result of this novel arrangement is a quality paper at a much lower cost. This becomes possible because the high cost of producing the paper (which includes maintaining a full complement of editors, writers, photographers and artists) is shared by all our publishing partners. Instead of doing it alone and assuming all the editorial cost, the overseas publishers are better off financially (and emotionally) in our unique set-up.
Others have imitated our business model but the copycats could not quite measure up to our high standards of product and service. Our mission is twofold: to produce a superior product at an affordable cost and to showcase on the global stage a Filipino publication that we can all be proud of.
Interested parties may send inquiries via the Contact page.