Sources Philippine Headline News
Filipinos are naturally a Philippine headline news hungry people.
Early in the evening, almost all households are tuned in to the prime time news delivered by either of the country's two giant broadcasting stations - ABS-CBN Channel 2 and GMA Channel 7.
These TV channels are the Filipinos' best resources for the most compelling and up-to-date Philippine headline news.
In this country, even families who live on meager wages have to have at least one television set at home.
They're tuned in to the tube nearly the entire day, from the early morning shows to the late-night news telecasts, with countless soap operas and primetime TV series - local and international - in between.
Apart from the TV stations which give at least three telecasts of Philippine headline news daily, locals also support the broadsheets which get delivered to their doorsteps even before the crack of dawn.
Three of the top newspapers in the country are the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Philippine Star. These are generally written in English, and their readership mainly consists of the upper- and middle-class readers.
On the other hand, Tagalog is the language of choice for tabloid newspapers which retail at much lower prices and are very popular with the masses. Many of these bank on "sensational" news coverages and don't provide as much in-depth news as the broadsheets.
Most Philippine headline news revolve around politics, in which Filipinos have considerable interest and involvement.
Many legislative decisions have direct impacts on the lives of the masses, and it is for this reason that even ordinary citizens assign great importance to the news.
Due to the exponential growth of Internet use these days, however, Filipinos have started going online for Philippine headline news.
For those subscribing to broadband or DSL services, reading Philippine headline news has never been easier and more convenient. Add to this the fact that they need not pay for the news anymore; it's all available at the click of a mouse.
The website inq7.com is a partnership between the country's leading broadsheet, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the major TV channel, GMA 7. This site features freshly updated Philippine headline news as a preview to the following day's issue.
Another newspaper, the Philippine Star, makes the headlines and other hot news items available online via philstar.com.
Another popular source of headlines in the Philippines is the Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph).
Apart from the day's current headlines, many of these news sites also include interesting sections such as the Editorials, Lifestyle, Community Events, Weather, Fashion, Food, Entertainment, and many others that are found on the broadsheet version that you can find in all newstands on the malls and convenient stores.
In addition, if you are staying at a province other than Metro Manila, there are also online news sites for specific regions, such as http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio, or http://www.sunstar.com.ph/superbalita/ for Cebu.
The Sunstar newspaper (http://www.sunstar.com.ph) deverves special mention. The Sunstar is the Philippines only network of local papers that have local publications in 12 major cities around the country, namely Bacolod, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Manila, Pampanga, Pangasinan and Zamboanga.
Publishers both online and offline make it a point to also feature Philippine headline news focusing on the lighter side of living in the islands - occasionally, you would come across poignant stories of human drama, inner strength, and courage in the face of adversity.
Indeed, a look into these chronicles are much like taking a peek into the cross-sections of the lives of more than 80 million residents making up today's Philippine society.
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