People in Manila are trying to navigate the challenges of a changing media landscape, while the Philippine government is trying to find a way to stay afloat.
In an attempt to combat this shift, the Philippines government announced last week it would create an Office of the Press Secretary and Office of Media Monitoring.
In doing so, it would hire and train a group of journalists to provide the government with more information about what’s happening in the country and what it can do to improve.
While some media outlets in the Philippines have struggled to find ways to keep up with the pace of news coverage, the news in the nation has never been so compelling.
A few years ago, many Filipinos would have struggled for time to keep abreast of the events unfolding in the streets of Manila.
Today, the country has seen the worst-ever typhoon and a massive landslide in Mindanao.
In a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, a Filipina journalist described how it feels to be a news anchor in a country that is constantly bombarded with information from social media and the news.
“The first time I came to Manila for a job interview, I had no idea what to expect, and the second time, I found myself being interviewed by the president, I felt like a puppet.
I felt betrayed by the Filipino people, and I was feeling like a burden for the people in the job interview,” the journalist, who requested anonymity, told BuzzFeed News.
“We’re constantly asked for our opinions on everything, and it’s always about politics, and nothing else.
The way we’re being interviewed is very, very, unfiltered.”
The Philippines is the only country in Southeast Asia that is not an American colony.
Since its independence in 1946, it has struggled to remain independent from foreign influence.
But this year, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would grant a “patriotic waiver” to Filipinos, who currently have to live in “two camps” — one of which is governed by the United States.
The other camp, the Republic of the Philippines, is governed under the rule of the United Nations.
Duterte has also taken steps to weaken the country’s press and press freedom.
In 2016, Duterte launched a crackdown on journalists and a number of other media outlets, who he claimed were “agents of foreign powers.”
He then signed a law allowing for the arrest of journalists who work for other media.
Last year, Duterte signed another law allowing him to fire journalists who criticize him.
In the meantime, Filipinos have continued to find new ways to report on the country, and as the country continues to experience its worst-known crisis, there is no shortage of information on the Philippines.
But for some Filipinos and journalists, the new office and the new approach to journalism have created some new challenges.
“What we have seen over the last few years is that the press is not as well regulated as it once was,” said Margo Nalbo, a reporter for the Philippine National Newspaper.
“Now, I feel like I’m working in a dictatorship.”
For some, this is not a problem new.
The Philippines has long had a very free press, but now, in the past few years, it is not only journalists who feel pressured to adhere to strict rules and regulations.
“When I started out as a reporter, there were no rules.
You just went about your business,” said Nalbos, adding that this changed with the implementation of the Duterte administration.”
Now, in my job I have to follow the rules.
And that’s what has caused the tension between reporters and the government,” she said.
The Philippines’ new press office has also made it harder for the country to keep track of what’s going on.
“Since the Philippines became independent, there’s been an increase in the number of journalists being assigned to foreign countries, and this means that there is a lot of information being sent in to us from those countries,” said the Philippines’ Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, which is tasked with coordinating the government’s press operations.
“There are reports that some journalists are not being paid in their home countries.”
In an effort to make sure that information that is sent to the government is accurate, the government has created a website called the Philippine News Information Center.
This website provides a centralized location for news organizations to post articles and news content.
The government has also set up a press hotline, which can be used to send information to journalists.
This hotline was opened in October and has been used by thousands of journalists.
The Filipino press has been criticized for not being as vocal about the crisis as it should be, and some of the media outlets have also faced criticism for not keeping up with what is happening in their countries.
For example, the Philippine Broadcasting Corporation was criticized for having an open-ended reporting schedule that left some journalists feeling frustrated and disappointed.
A recent incident in Manila was particularly problematic.
Earlier this month, two