Manila Bulletin still among Filipinos' most trusted media outlets — survey

Published December 13, 2021, 2:43 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


The Manila Bulletin remains one of the most trusted news outlets of Filipinos, based on PUBLiCUS Asia Inc.’s independent and non-commissioned survey released on Monday, Dec. 13.

In PUBLiCUS Asia’s Pahayag Quarter 4 survey, which ran from Dec. 6 to 10 with 1,500 respondents, Manila Bulletin placed 4th with a total high trust rating of 38.26 percent.

CNN Philippines secured the top spot in terms of the total high trust (48.8 percent).

GMA-7 came in second with 47.33 percent high trust, and Philippine Daily Inquirer at third place with 40.86 percent high trust.

“It is of note, however, that most media outfits registered decreases in their total high trust ratings and/or increases in their total low trust ratings,” PUBLiCUS Asia said.

In PUBLiCUS Asia’s survey on July 13-19, 2021, Manila Bulletin also placed 4th with a high trust rating of 45.40 percent.

Meanwhile, Rappler and ABS-CBN online garnered the “highest” total low trust ratings with 42.40 percent and 38.20 percent, respectively.

During the same survey period, PUBLiCUS Asia found social media as by far the most popular platform for news for respondents with a high usage rate–at least four times a week–of 72 percent.

“Television news is a distant second at (around) ~55 percent. Radio and print news are far behind with high usage rates hovering around 29 percent,” it said.