About The SUNDAY PUNCH

The SUNDAY PUNCH was founded in July 5, 1956 in Dagupan City, Philippines by the late Ermin Erfe Garcia as its editor-publisher. Shortly before he was murdered in his editorial office last May 20, 1966 in Dagupan City, THE SUNDAY PUNCH was cited as the Best Edited Provincial Newspaper in the Philippines by the National Press Club and Esso Philippines.

Ermin Jr., the only son of the late editor-publisher assumed management of the paper in 1968 after graduating from college. The newspaper has since been cited by the Philippine Press Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for excellence in journalism, particularly in economic reporting, editorial writing, reporting on environment and photojournalism. It was also cited in a UNESCO report as one of the 10 most successful community newspapers in Asia.

In 1997, The SUNDAY PUNCH, in partnership with BITSTOP, became the first Filipino community newspaper to have its online version. Through the years, the SUNDAY PUNCH has maintained its commitment to serve the information needs of overseas Pangasinenses with the help of overseas Kabaleyans who join the PUNCH KABALEYAN CLUB.

 

SUNDAY PUNCH INC.
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Member:  PHILIPPINE PRESS INSTITUTE
E-mail address: punch.sunday@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
SUNDAY PUNCH
2nd Floor.Duque-Tiongson Bldg.
A. B Fernandez Ave. Dagupan City, Pangasinan
2400

Founder – Ermin E. Garcia Sr.
Publisher-Editor – Ermin F. Garcia Jr.
Managing Editor – Leonardo V. Micua
Correspondents – Jesus A. Garcia, Jr., Johanne R. Macob, Hilda M. Austria,Tita Roces, Phil Celis
Online Administrator – Julie Ann Arrogante
Production Manager – Jocelyn Dela Cruz
Cartoonist/Illustrator – Virgilio Biagtan

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1964 – Best Edited Provincial Newspaper
Presented March 3, 1965
Given by: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES
In Cooperation with ESSO STANDARD EASTERN, INC.

1971 – Provincial Newspaper of the Year
Presented February 28, 1972
Given by: FEDERATION OF PROVINCIAL PRESS CLUB OF THE PHILS. Manila

1997 –Best in Science and Technology Reporting Weekly
Presented April 22, 1998
Given by: KAF-PPI ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRESS AWARDS
Manila

1998 –Best in Environmental Reporting Weekly
Presented April 22, 1999
Given by: KAF-PPI ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRESS AWARDS
Manila

1998 – Best in Business and Economic Reporting Weekly
Presented April 22, 1999
Given by: KAF-PPI ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRESS AWARDS
Manila

2000 – Best in Business and Economic Reporting Weekly
Presented April 26, 2001
Given by: KAF-PPI ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRESS AWARDS
Manila

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