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 (, Business World ( and Business Mirror ( Other big national dailies include the Philippine Star ( and Manila Bulletin (
  • Online Rappler ( is an excellent source for breaking news as well as feature stories. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism ( 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.