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There are 24 morning dailies in Metro Manila, most of which are published in English. Some of the leading papers are Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Chronicle, The Daily Globe and The Manila Times. These are sold at newsstands, sidewalks, or at traffic light intersections by newsboys. Foreign magazines, mostly American, are available at bookstores, hotels, supermarkets and some newsstands. International dailies available in Manila are the International Herald Tribune, U.S.A. Today and Asian Wall Street Journal, all sold in the late afternoon of the day of publication at major hotels and bookstores. Publications catering to resident foreigners and visitors include Expat, What's On in Manila, Stars and Stripes, among others.

Five television stations, Channels 2, 4, 7, 9 and 13, broadcast canned U.S. shows, local variety shows, talk shows, newscasts and live coverages of special events. Channel 17 or Far Eastern Network (FEN) is a US military network telecast from Clark Air Base in Pampanga province: Reception is possible in Metro Manila and Central Luzon by means of a special antenna. These stations are available in Manila's hotels. Some hotels have CNN, NEC, NHK, ABC and CBS via satellite.

Radio stations in Metro Manila and the rest of the Philippines are operated by commercial, political and civic organizations. AM stations broadcast mainly in Filipino; FM stations are usually in English. News updates are broadcasted every hour.

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