The state-fun Philippine News Agency (PNA) has embarrassed itself once more through the use of the logo of a pineapple firm on an article about the nation’s labour division.
The misplaced logo was used for example a report about guidelines on vacation pay introduced by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
Instead of the governmental logo, the PNA used the distinctive trademark of Dole Food Company.
The post was up for a couple of hours on Friday (August 11) and was extensively mocked earlier than it was corrected.
After changing the logo, the PNA apologised and described the error as a “careless act” by unidentified workers.
“In an effort to ensure that all stories are accompanied by a photo, the staff inadvertently attached the wrong photo rather than the logo of the Department of Labor and Employment,” the PNA editors defined.
“Rest assured that appropriate action is being taken in pursuit of the delivery of accurate information to our readers. Our apologies.”
It was the second time in current days that the PNA has ben left red confronted.
As we reported on Wednesday, the PNA printed an article by China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency which belittled the Philippine claims to the South China Sea.
The article described the UN’s Hague arbitration tribunal ruling as an “ill-founded award.”
In May, the PNA additionally apologised for utilizing of American troopers conducting a house-to-house search in a poor village in Vietnam for a story on the Marawi siege.
In the identical month, the company was slammed for “fake news” suggesting that the Philippines had obtained wide-spread worldwide backing following a UN human rights probe. The PNA claimed that 95 out of 105 nations agreed there have been no extrajudicial killings within the Philippines. It was actually just one nation, China, that took this place.
“While there have been lapses in our judgment, it has never been the policy of PNA to tolerate erroneous reports, and it has certainly never been our intention to sow misinformation, much less share what is termed nowadays as fake news,” the PNA mentioned in an earlier apology.
“We regret that these mistakes have cast doubt on our integrity as a news agency. Rest assured we have dealt with our erring personnel and that we are reviewing our procedures on reportage as we continue to uphold our commitment to deliver accurate and balanced news reports to the Filipino people and the world.”