Aug 15, 2017 @ 20:52

As the previous adage goes, “Bad publicity is still publicity.”

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is trying on the glass half-full with regard to the blunders involving the Philippine News Agency.

Facing lawmakers Tuesday (August 15) to defend the Presidential Communications Operations Office’s funds for 2018, Andanar mentioned PNA enjoys a wider readership now than earlier than.

“Naglabasan ang kapalpakan at napansin ng madla. Bakit napansin ng madla ang kapalpakan? Sapagkat binabasa na ang PNA ngayon,” he mentioned.

The PNA drew flak final week for posting an opinion piece by the Chinese state-run Xinhua News Agency calling the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea an “ill-founded award.”

On August 11, the web site used a photograph of DOLE Food Company for a narrative on py guidelines issued by the Department of Labor and Employment.

Andanar has created an editorial board headed by him to stop the PNA from committing the identical errors it did.