It was first published in 1948 in Cebu and became known as the Pioneer Press. The paper, including its printing facilities, had to relocate to Cagayan de Oro City when it had a conflict stemming from some political issues. It stopped publication when its publisher died in 1995 since no one in the family was interested in continuing the newspaper.
- "Cagayan de Oro Media History." AIJC. http://www.aijc.com.ph/pccf/mediamuseum/timeline/timeline-cagayan-de-oro.htm (accessed on September 20, 2007).
- Soriano, D.H. et al. The Roces Family: Publishers, with a History of the Philippine Press. Manila: Isla Filipinas Pub.,1987.