Rough, raw and competitive – that’s journalism in The Philippines.
TV Patrol, the most popular Programme leads the way with sensational stories and starstruck scandals. Imelda Marcos, overthrown a decade ago, is now a big Filipino personality. She even cracks jokes about her shoes. Chris Aquino, daughter of Cory, is Manila’s answer to Oprah Winfrey. Much to her mother’s disgust, she delights her audience with a kiss and make up session with Marcos’s son, Bong Bong. Father Jim Reuter and journalist Sheila Coronel are among the few dissenting voices who call for a more responsible media. But with its new found freedom, it looks like the media will continue to rebel for some time yet.
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