is a weekly Cebuano
magazine now published by the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
. It has the record of being the oldest magazine in Cebuano which is still published now, and "the most successful periodical in Cebuano" (CCP, p. 542).
was established by Ramon Roces
upon the request of Cebuano poet Vicente Padriga
, who became its first editor. Its first issue appeared on August 15
, as part of the magazines published by Liwayway Publishing, Inc.
During the Second World War, Bisaya stopped publication; it was revived on August 14, 1946. It had an initial circulation of 5,000, which rose to around 60,000 in the 1960s.
In June, 1948, Bisaya started a monthly sister publication, Saloma, a literary pamphlet which carried a complete novel in every issue. Saloma lasted until the late 1950s, with a circulation ranging from 8,000 to 22,000.
List of editors