Philippine Daily Inquirer

Last updated on November 18th, 2020 at 11:52 am

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LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Philippine Daily Inquirer Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial bias and Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing. 

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Philippines
World Press Freedom Rank: Philippines 136/180

History

Established in 1985, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is a newspaper published in the Philippines. It was founded by Eugenia Apóstol, columnist Max Solivén, together with Betty Go-Belmonte. The Philippine Daily Inquirer focuses on covering national news and current headlines from the Philippines and around the world. They are based in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Read our profile on the Philippines government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

The Philippine Daily Inquirer is owned by the Rufino-Prieto family which was bought by businessman Ramon Ang. Revenue is derived from advertising and subscription fees. 

Analysis / Bias

In review, with opinion pieces, the paper leans towards the left with the choice of words both on headlines and articles such as this “Dolomite populism”. A quote from the article reads “Climate change is real, with the Philippines consistently ranking among the most vulnerable nations on earth. What we desperately need beyond resilience is proactive governance, not performative “dolomite populism.” The article is also critical of right-leaning President Duterte. 

The Philippine Daily Inquirer also publishes articles with emotionally loaded language such as “Duterte threatens to be Robredo’s ‘nightmare‘ if she runs for president” and After Duterte’s address, Robredo tells President: Don’t be onion-skinned.”

World News coverage is syndicated directly from AFP, which we rate as least biased. In general, the news is reported factually and with left-leaning editorial positions.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Philippine Daily Inquirer Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial bias and Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to a lack of hyperlinked sourcing.  (11/25/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 11/18/2020)

Source: https://www.inquirer.net/

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