“Cebu’s Only Independent Newspaper”
Inquirer Publications Inc.'s vision: “Journalism that builds communities.”
Cebu Daily News rolled out its first issue on Feb. 8, 1998. It is one of two publications of Inquirer Publications Inc. (IPI), which also publishes the national tabloid, Bandera. IPI is part of the Inquirer Group of Companies.
The latest AC Nielsen survey (last quarter 2008) validates CDN's position as the most preferred regional paper of the A, B, and upper C market.
Results of the Synovate survey (August 2008) showed that CDN is one of two regional papers that is most read in the Visayas.
Today, the multi-awarded English language daily continues to pursue its vision of being the most respected, most influential community newspaper in the region committed to the upliftment of the people of Cebu.
As “Cebu's only independent paper”, CDN has no politician owners or alliances.
It adheres to journalistic integrity and ethical standards of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, CDN’s parent company and the nation’s largest broadsheet.
In just 11 years, CDN has bagged more than a dozen local, national and international awards.
Best Edited Paper (Daily) , Philippine Press Institute (PPI) Annual Community Press Awards
Best Economic and Business Reporting, Philippine Press Institute (PPI)
Best Edited Paper, Philippine Press Institute (PPI)
Best in Photojournalism, Philippine Press Institute (PPI)
Best Editorial, Philippine Press Institute (PPI)
Best Business and Economic Reporting, Philippine Press Institute (PPI)
Regional Newspaper of the Year, awarded by the Rotary Club of Manila
CDN and PDI columnist Juan Mercado won Opinion Writer of the Year, awarded by Rotary Club of Manila
CDN Photo Editor Honorable Mention in the United Nations Environment Program International Photojournalism Contest. It was the only Philippine entry recognized in the UN’s list of winners. The judges reviewed over 32,000 photographs from nearly 170 countries
Garbo sa Sugbo” (Pride of Cebu), one of 12 achievers honored by the Provincial Government of Cebu during its 436th Foundation Anniversary.
Best Edited Paper (Daily), Philippine Press Institute
Best in Photojournalism, Philippine Press Institute
Best Feature Writing, Cebu Archdiocese Mass Media Awards (CAMMA)
Best Editorial Writing, CAMMA
Best Column Writing, CAMMA
Publisher Eileen G. Mangubat receives the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Fellowship Award for Professional Development (Public Service) from the United States Embassy(Manila), the first community journalist outside of Manila to be recognized
- Best Edited Paper (Daily), Philippine Press Institute (PPI) Annual Community Press Awards
- Best in Editorial Writing, Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA)
- Best Editorial Cartoon, Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA)
1. Integrity. The greatest asset of a newspaper. It places emphasis on honesty and straight talk in dealing with others. It is reflected in the ethical conduct of our journalists, officials and employees.
2. Editorial independence. The freedom to seek and print the truth, and to take a position guided by what is in the public interest without fear or interference from internal and external forces.
3. Excellence. We uphold the highest standards of journalism and business practices. In all aspects of work, we strive to outperform the rest and seek satisfaction of ending the day with a job well done.
4. Teamwork. We believe that our goals can be achieved only if all members of the organization pull together, recognizing the worth of each individual.
5. Mutual respect. A respect for the dignity of each person leads to a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others.
6. Innovativeness. We look ahead and anticipate developments, explore new ways of doing things and dare to try different approaches, when the need arises. We are dynamic and approach our work with a high level of energy and creativity.
7. Humor. Knowing when and how to laugh helps us keep a perspective on what is important. We balance work with fun, service with joy.