Communications Secretary Martin Andanar has determined to grow to be extra concerned within the Philippine News Agency’s operations in gentle of its latest gaffes, which has made it the laughing inventory of netizens.
Andanar on Monday (August 14) stated he has created an editorial board with him as the head for the PNA to keep away from committing related errors sooner or later.
Joining Andanar within the editorial board are Communications Undersecretary Joel Egco, a former editor and chief of reporters of The Manila Times; Assistant Secretary Joseph Lawrence Garcia; advisor Albert Gamboa; PNA chief Virginia Arcilla Agtay and PNA performing Executive Editor Louie Morente.
Andanar had a gathering with the PNA editorial employees after the web site drew flak for posting an opinion piece from the Chinese-run Xinhua News Agency calling the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea an “ill-founded” award.
On August 11, the web site posted an article on pay guidelines for 2018 holidays with the brand of DOLE Food Company, as an alternative of the Labor Department.
During the assembly, Andanar stated he reminded PNA reporters and editors that the general public expects the best requirements of professionalism from them.
He stated they have to all the time train “due diligence and propriety.”
Andanar stated he has directed his authorized officers to find out the culpability of the PNA officers with regard to the company’s newest boo-boos.
“We are all in one team, one family. We will do what is necessary to improve our services. The people expect proficiency, no less,” he stated.