While Pinoys still cannot purchase songs through iTunes, there is some hope in Fliptunes.
The site features mainly local artists, and it costs P40 to download songs and P80 for videos, which approximates the same cost of iTunes. Currently they don’t have much choices (about 20+ artists), but I hope that its developer gets into more contracts with Filipino artists.
You’ll also need a Payeasy account to pay for your downloads. One gripe is that I couldn’t easily find a link to Payeasy at Fliptunes, so I had to resort to Google. Be warned: entering www.payeasy.com takes you to some Taiwanese pop site which bogged down my Firefox.