Much of the media is governed by or influenced by powerful commercial interests.
Free-to-air networks ABS-CBN and GMA rule the vibrant TV scene. A few Manila-based networks offer local language programming. Reach of cable television is broad.
The most popular television programming is comedies, movies, and entertainment.
Numerous radio stations are available. Network leader is Manila Broadcasting Company.
With hundreds of newspaper titles, the private press is active. Filipino-language tabloids are the most widely read and can be sensationalistic.
According to the constitution, press freedom is guaranteed. The Philippines is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to US-based Freedom House, even though government censorship is not a serious issue.
Reporters Without Borders claims that private militias, frequently employed by local politicians, silence journalists with complete impunity.
According to Internetworldstats.com, 101 million people, or 91% of the population, used the internet in July 2022. The most widely used platforms are Twitter and Facebook.
According to Freedom House, there is no systematic censorship of online content.
- Filipino Star, a daily.
- Every day, The Daily Tribune.
- Filipino Daily Inquirer, published daily.
- Every day, Malaya Business Insight.
- Every day Manila Bulletin.
- Each day, the Manila Times.
- Everyday Business World.
- Advertisement for ABS-CBN.
- Commercial for the GMA Network.
- ETC - business.
- Owned by the government is People's Television.
- National stations are run by ABS-CBN.
- National stations are run by GMA Network.
- National stations are run by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC).
- More than 50 stations are run by the Radio Mindanao Network nationwide.
- Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), a government-run organization, runs 31 stations across the country with a focus on news and public affairs.
- Government-run Philippines News Agency.