Metro Manila · Manila Cyberspace

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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!

Megacitizens in Manila are always connected to the Internet. The reasons for that are plenty: a good communication infrastructure (in terms of access rather than in terms of speed and/or stability of the connection), the need to stay in contact with the family and friends abroad (the overseas workers) as well as the high degree of liberty granted by the government make the cyberspace a viable playground for the MegacitizensFind and join Megacitizens on the Internet!

News Sources


Philippine Inquirer, biggest newspaper

Manila Bulletin, second biggest newspaper.

Philippine Star, third biggest newspaper.

Manila Standard Today, fourth biggest newspaper.

The Manila Times, oldest English language newspaper.

Business World, leading business newspaper.


ABS CBN News, first 24-hour news program.

GMA News, news division of the GMA Network.

Online newsportal of TV5.


Rappler, social news network / citizen journalism.

Philnews, newsblog.

Kicker Daily News, source for trending news.

Ten Minutes, visual news site, buzzfeed clone (Cebu-based).

Click here for more information on news sources in the Manila Cyberspace. For today's news updates look at our main site's news feed on the right.

Expat Forums and Associations

The new forum of! Meet other Megacitizens online to talk about everything under Metro Manila's sun, from "how to survive in the concrete jungle" to insider tips for night outs and weekend trips.

Website of the Alabang Ladies International Group. Good collection of links and information surrounding the women and family expat life in Manila. A must read for families moving to Manila and looking for support groups, making friends and sharing experiences.

Club de Damas Latinas, Expat club of Latin American women.

Dutch Club Philippines.

American Women's Club of the Philippines.

German Club.

American Association.

Manila Elks Lodge 761, American expat club.

Manille Bienvenue, French expat organization.

Australia and New Zealand Association (ANZA) of Manila

Mothers and Darlings (MADS) Manila, association of expat women with children.

Scandinavian Society Philippines (SSP).

British Women's Association (BWA).

Check also our section on Communities & Networks.

Other Well-Frequented Philippine Websites

Sulit is akin to but without the bidding. From clothes to real estate, has it. Most of the people who sell items or advertise services on the website are based in Metro Manila, but there are also an increasing number of sellers from different parts of the country.

Check also our article on Online Shopping in the Philippines

Pinoy Exchange is where Filipinos, especially the internet savvy, share their ideas about certain things. There are pages on the website that review employers and companies as well as postings about which sun block product works better than others. From the socially relevant to the mundane, one can find Filipinos exchanging ideas at Pinoy Exchange.

ClickTheCity offers an entertainment guide for Manila. It is the main source for movie schedules.

Manila Concert Scene is a leading online source for concerts & events news.

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A little consolation for Megacitizens who try to learn Filipino but struggle with the mix of Tagalog, Spanish, and English: even for Google's developers of speech recognition and voice search, the common 'Taglish' is a challenge, as they admit on their research blog.

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Soon you will be able to take a virtual tour through the streets of Metro Manila without leaving your couch. Google Street View cars are driving through the Megacity's roads since end of January, capturing the surroundings with a 360° camera on the roof. Other parts of the Philippines are to follow later on.

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The financial center of the Philippines is a national record holder in many regards: highest concentration of businesses, richest local government unit, and the largest skyscrapers. Now Makati has been announced the global number one in another discipline: taking selfies.