I vividly remember having a daily delivery of The Philippine Star brought to my desk every morning as part of our high school class’ morning ritual back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It was actually good training for us kids back then.
I actually love reading the newspaper. I grew up flipping through the pages of my father’s daily broadsheet delivery. Early on, I’ve been taught to be constantly aware of our current events and happenings.
Today, though the medium of learning about the news has significantly changed, my desire to be constantly “in the know” hasn’t. This is actually a very good thing. And just as this habit has been ingrained in me by my parents, so should we do the same to the kids of today.
In fact, because of the internet and the power of social media, this generation now has more ways of gathering news and learning about them much faster.
But where to look for accurate and credible reports is the tricky part. Anyone with a smartphone and a Twitter or Facebook account can immediately become sources of different kinds of news. But how verifiable? That is the question.
Good thing I discovered that one of the biggest broadsheets in the country, The Philippine Star, has come up with an app that provides the same high standard of news reporting but at the same time, catering to the reading habits of this newer generation.
It is called, “The Philippine Star” Pagesuite app. You download it on the AppStore just like any other normal app. The only difference is that, this app installs into your iPhone’s built-in “Newsstand” app instead of the usual standalone type.