The Philippines is host to some of the best hackers world wide. Combined with quite a high number of thefts and stolen laptops and smart phones, information security becomes and important topic. If your gadgets get stolen, at least you can prevent the thief from browsing through your bank data.
Manila is a gadget-hungry Megacity. Megacitizens are always hunting for the latest smartphones and the hottest trends in gadgetry. Unfortunately, it is a myth that premium gadgets are much cheaper in Manila than in the United States or Europe. Truth is: they are slightly cheaper but you won't get the latest models as soon as they are available in the US.
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.
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.
Stay informed... Here you can find regularly updated information through local media providers, such as Inquirer, ABS-CBN, or Manila Standard Today.
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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.