EDWARD B. LIBRANDA, Executive Editor and Publisher

For more than 15 years, the Philippine Sentinel has covered most of the important events and issues affecting the everyday life of the Filipinos in the State of Texas. It was launched in 1987 and named the publication  Housman Times, but was later renamed Philippine Sentinel in January 1988 upon suggestion from the community leaders in the Dallas area. It has covered from immigration issues to technical smuggling of Filipino nurses in Texas, the Philippine Sentinel was there to cover it.

          In 2005, after three major operations, Edward decided to close the broadsheet publication, and instead focused himself on helping a friend opened his own news magazine publication.

          January 2016, the Filipino-American community of Texas saw the rebirth of the Philippine Sentinel from print publication to digital medium, and for greater access all over the world via its website, www.philippinesentinel.com       

          He is an active member of the Lions and an endowed Masonic member of Solidarity Lodge 1457. Edward is a graduate of Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the American Inter-Continental University in Huffman Estates, Illinois.


Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Houston Chapter

GINA VILLANUEVA, Editor-in-Chief and News Director

Gina Villanueva was the pioneer editor of the Philippine Sentinel, when Edward Libranda founded it in 1987, in Houston, TX. She moved to Denver, Colorado 10 years ago, for family reasons. She has spanned 25-odd years writing for newspaper, and broadcasting for radio, and television, in Manila, Philippines, and in Houston, Texas with Ed. As FM Radio National Network News Director, she has consistently garnered the "Best Local News Programming," in annual survey ratings. She was Press Secretary to a Philippine Provincial Governor, interfacing with local, national, and international news practitioners during news conferences. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and Broadcasting from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. She joins Philippine Sentinel, yet again, as we launch our digital edition.


Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Houston Chapter

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