These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Philippines 127/180
Notes: ABS-CBN Corporation is a media and entertainment organization based in the Philippines and founded in 1946. It is the Philippines’ leading information and entertainment multimedia conglomerate. According to their about page the company is primarily involved in television, radio broadcasting and web publishing. Eugenio Lopez III is the chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation.
Reporters without Borders (RSF) has ranked the Philippines among the one of the worst-ranked countries for 2017 at 127th place out of 180 countries and indicates that “Philippines continues to be one of the most dangerous countries for the media. Private militias, often hired by local politicians, silence journalists with complete impunity.”
Regarding the political stance of ABS-CBN, according to a Manila Times article, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to block the ABS-CBN franchise renewal as he claimed the network did not show his political ads during the 2016 campaign, although his campaign team had paid for the air time.
In review, on national news ABS-CBN utilizes neutral or minimally biased language both on headlines and articles, however they tend to use large quotes instead of linking the source. International news coverage is syndicated directly from AFP and Reuters, which we rate as least biased. Overall, we rate ABS-CBN as a source with high factual reporting and least biased. (M. Huitsing 12/18/2017)