Media

The Philippines has a vocal and vibrant media, with about 20 major national and regional English-language newspapers to go along with scores of regional publications.

  • Newspapers The best of the broadsheets are the Philippine Daily Inquirer (www.inquirer.net), Business World (www.bworldonline.com) and Business Mirror (www.businessmirror.com.ph). Other big national dailies include the Philippine Star (www.philstar.com) and Manila Bulletin (www.mb.com.ph).
  • Online Rappler (www.rappler.com) is an excellent source for breaking news as well as feature stories. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (www.pcij.org) publishes hard-hitting investigative pieces.
  • Radio Manila radio stations worth listening to: Monster Radio RX 93.1 for contemporary popular music and Jam 88.3 for more indie and alternative.
  • TV About seven major channels broadcast from Manila (including ABS-CBN and GMA), sometimes in English, sometimes in Tagalog. Most midrange hotels have cable TV with access to between 20 and 120 channels, including some obscure regional channels, a couple of Filipino and international movie channels, and the big global news and sports channels such as BBC and ESPN.