Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone is urging Communications Secretary Martin Andanar to axe editos accountable for the blunders at state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA).
In a press release, Evardone mentioned the PNA incompetents confirmed they have been unfit for the job of disseminating dependable information to the general public.
“Communications Secretary Martin Andanar should fire the editors responsible for the erroneous news posted by the PNA if only to serve notice that this pattern of embarrassment is not tolerated,” mentioned Evardone.
Last August 11, PNA issued an erratum for utilizing the emblem of meals firm Dole Philippines, as a substitute of that of the Department of Labor and Employment, for its story “DOLE issues pay rules for 2018 holidays” that was posted on the identical day.
The PNA administration apologized for what it known as “a careless act of the PNA editorial staff” with an assurance that steps have been taken to guard towards related errors.
PNA additionally drew fireplace for posting China’s Xinhua News Agency’s opinion piece towards the arbitration ruling on the West Philippine Sea, and a narrative titled “95 nations in 3rd UPR convinced no EJKs in PHL” in addition to for utilizing a Vietnam War photograph along with a narrative on the armed battle in Marawi City.
“Bear in mind that PNA, being the government’s news website, should provide accurate information to the public. Whatever it posts reflects on the government,” Evardone mentioned.