The Media Museum features the history and evolution of communication in the Philippines. It also includes luminaries in communication and mass media, media trends, and electronic photo display of communication artifacts and landmarks.

Edsa Period 1986



  • The assassination of opposition leader Ninoy Aquino, Jr. in August 1983 proved to be a turning point in media. There emerged what was then known as alternative media - radio and newspapers which defied government instructions on how to handle news stories.
  • Alternative media enjoyed greater credilbility than pro- Marcos "establishment media."
  • People opted for xerox journalism. These were news clippings mostly from foreign newspaper and magazines and smuggled into the country by friends and relatives.
  • So-called alternative media nurtured the democratic and freedom-loving spirit of the silent majority and prepared them for the EDSA Revolution.
  • Church-owned Radio Veritas mobilized people power to support the rebel soldiers against Marcos military power.
  • Millions of Filipinos followed the historic event from the clandestine Radyo Bandido anchored by broadcaster June Keithley.