The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is on a disaster administration mode after the Philippine News Agency’s newest gaffe, which concerned editorial notes being included within the headlines.
Communications Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, who’s in charge of managing PNA’s operations, didn’t tackle the error in his assertion Friday (September eight) however acknowledged there are “flaws” that wanted to be addressed inside the company.
“Rest assured that while we expect to experience ‘birth pains’ as we transform from the old to the new, the flaws in the system are effectively being addressed, both in terms of manpower and technology,” he stated.
“Likewise, incidents of negligence, incompetence or even sabotage, if proven, will be dealt with accordingly,” Egco added.
PNA turned a laughing inventory as soon as once more as headlines surfaced bearing editorial notes such as an instruction for a author to search for a contemporary angle, and convert a information report back to a function story.
Egco appealed to the general public to “bear with us” the PCOO works to “bring back that old journalistic fervor that once defined editors and reporters of the news agency in its ‘glory’ days.”
As proof that the company is working laborious to revamp the PNA, he shared that he gathered PNA veterans, leaders of media organizations and a communicatons skilled from the academe to kind an advisory council for the state-run information company.
Those who attended the assembly embrace representatives from the Philippine Press Institute, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, National Press Club, Publishers Association of the Philippines and former PNA chief and editor, respectively, Mr. Severino Samonte and Ben Cal. Also current was University of the Philippines journalism professor Danilo Arao.
“This momentous meeting was the first of many positive engagements in store for all stakeholders to ensure people’s participation in the formulation of a renewed PNA vision and mission amid the challenges being faced by media, in general, and the journalism profession, in particular,” Egco stated.