Metro Manila · Information & Latest News
Whether you are needing the latest updates to run your business, are interested in politics or just want to know what is going on in the Megacity, news and information are vital to the life of a Megacitizen. Manila, well-known in Southeast Asia to have a comparatively high degree of free media and investigative journalism (though almost all media outlets are owned by powerful corporations and families), offers a variety of sources to acquire the information you are looking for.
No matter if daily newspaper, radio station or website - you will be able to find the information you are looking for in the medium that you like. Also due to the fragmented structure of the country with its 7107 islands, government agencies relevant for daily life have adapted to the Internet and offer frequent updates online. Therefore, the best way to stay informed about politics, actors and typhoons is to create a Twitter account and follow the relevant news stakeholders. With your Twitter as individualized newspaper, you will hardly miss out on anything.
For more online news sources, read our Cyberspace Manila article.
Stay informed... Here you can find regularly updated information through local media providers, such as Inquirer, ABS-CBN, or Manila Standard Today.
If you are looking for even more up-to-date information unmediated by the media outlets mentioned in the other articles, you can go directly to the websites of the most important government departments and/ or follow their Twitter accounts.
Online news sources, expat forums, entertainment guides, and more - we compiled a link list with the best that the Manila Cyberspace has to offer for Megacitizens like you!
Find out what happened in the last four weeks in Manila and the Philippines and how the international media portrayed it!
- 180 Malaysian delegates attend 4th WACOM Manila
- Manila Five in Court: Two Confessed to Plot, Three Have Not — Should Their Cases Be Merged?
- Sushmita Sen on judges panel for Miss Universe pageant 2017 in Manila on January 30
- Miss Universe beauty pageant kicks off in Manila
- Proteste vor US-Botschaft in Manila gegen Trump (German)
The three largest newspapers are all published in English language with occasional remarks in Filipino (which are translated most of the time). You can buy newspapers from cornershops (Sari-sari stores) and convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and MiniStop, as well as from several chain stores such as Dunkin' Donut.
There are several radio stations and TV shows which feature current news. A large number of them (especially in the radio sector) only air their news in Tagalog or local languages. However, there is a selection of television shows and radio stations that keep a Megacitizen updated in English.