Parang baliktad: Duterte asks media to ‘never lie,’ tells PCOO to uphold truth at all times
President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested the media to chorus from mendacity as a result of the federal government–supposedly– doesn’t.
In a speech at the relaunch of the refurbished press briefing room at the New Executive Building (NEB) in Malacañang grounds on Thursday (October 12), Duterte mentioned the media ought to by no means confuse its seek for solutions and wish for public engagement with “sensationalized news and over publicized political propaganda.”
“I call on our friends from the media to also remain committed to the truth at all times. Never, never lie because we are not up to it anyway,” he mentioned.
Duterte likewise known as officers of the Presidential Communications Operations Office to uphold the truth “at all times.”
“Never exaggerate, never misinterpret [and] never agitate as you communicate our platform of governance. In other words, do not be arrogant,” he mentioned.
Duterte has repeatedly accused some media outfits of being biased in opposition to him.
The PCOO, nevertheless, has drawn flak over its gaffes, similar to faux information and plagiarized pictures discovered within the Philippine News Agency’s web site.