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PNA to enter into 'news exchange' deal with Russia's Sputnik | Evening wRap

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

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PNA to enter into 'news exchange' deal with Russia's Sputnik

Nov 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The agreement includes the republishing of news articles from Sputnik – accused of spreading misinformation as part of Russian propaganda – on the Philippine News Agency website

PH state media urged to exercise editorial independence

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Professor Danilo Arao offers the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a model for the proposed People's Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), saying that private individuals must control content

STUDYING PHILIPPINE STATE MEDIA. Professor Danilo Arao gives a lecture at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines about state media in the Philippines

FAST FACTS: What's in the PCOO budget?

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office

2017: A year's worth of the administration's online faux pas

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:17 PM

This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials

PNA hit by cyber attack on day of viral blunders – Andanar

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PCOO Secretary says an IP address was supposedly trying to access the PNA s old server and dashboard

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar discusses about the country’s chairmanship of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Security during the FOI Roadshow at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo

PCOO on PNA blunders: 'Bear with us'

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assigns an undersecretary to supervise the state news agency on the same day its newly spotted blunders go viral

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a message at the opening of ASEAN-JAPAN Television Festival in Seda Hotel, Quezon City on September 7, 2017. Malacañan Photo

'Lei Miserables': Editor notes mistakenly published in PNA articles

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine News Agency is panned for errors on their website once again

Andanar: PH News Agency 'did not lack' training for editors

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The House appropriations committee approved the PCOO s proposed 2018 budget

COMMS CHIEF. Secretary Martin Andanar says the PNA and other agencies attached to his department are in much better shape now. Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Andanar creates Philippine News Agency editorial board after blunders

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The new editorial board will serve as the last gatekeeper to avoid mistakes says embattled PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Andanar warns erring Philippine News Agency editors: I'll send you to Basilan, Jolo

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he has strived hard to make the state news agency popular and audience friendly

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

'Puro Nalang Aberya': Netizens react to Philippine News Agency's latest blunder

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:24 AM

Dole quickly became one of the trending topics in the Philippines on Friday night

Philippine News Agency's story on labor dep't uses Dole pineapple logo

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED In its latest mistake the beleaguered PNA uses the wrong logo in its story about the Department of Labor and Employment s pay rules for holidays

THE WRONG DOLE. This screenshot, taken at 9:35 pm, shows the logo of the Dole Food Company in a story about the Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment.

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine News Agency

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:57 PM

There are at least 3 known boo boos the PNA has committed in 2017 alone with two of them happening in the month of May

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Andanar asks PH News Agency to explain Xinhua article

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:21 PM

PCOO chief Martin Andanar says the PNA should scrutinize all Xinhua articles before reposting them since they tend to reflect China s position on certain issues

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

PH News Agency posts article calling Hague ruling 'ill-founded award'

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The opinion article sourced from Chinese state media Xinhua is eventually taken down from the Philippine News Agency website

Has change really come? Misleading graphs and how to spot them

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Next time you encounter a graph don’t take it at face value Examine the variables scrutinize the labels check the sources and understand the message – all before you click share

Andanar hides from media after new PCOO blunders

May 30, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Despite telling Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella he would take questions from Palace reporters PCOO chief Andanar chooses to evade the media and stays silent on new gaffes from his office

PNA sorry for wrong photo; Mocha Uson on the defensive

May 30, 2017 - 4:11 PM

While the state news agency says it will review its procedures PCOO official Mocha Uson says those who called her out for using the photo of Honduran police should use their common sense

Senate, Marawi clash, Philippine News Agency | Midday wRap

May 30, 2017 - 11:57 AM

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Philippine News Agency uses Vietnam photo in Marawi siege story

May 29, 2017 - 7:45 PM

This is the second known mistake committed by the state run news agency in May 2017

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

May 20, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Did the state run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?

MINIMUM VIOLATIONS. Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing of the Department of the Interior and Local Government indicates on December 9, 2016, that there is only minimum human rights violation based on their independent investigations. Photo by Khristine Montenegro/Rappler


Official news agency neglected after EDSA 1

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:17 AM

A lot of people who worked under the Marcos regime were unceremoniously branded as undesirable and cast aside by the conquering heroes and heroines

DIVIDED. EDSA I is remembered for uniting the nation, but the aftermath shows divisions borne out of the distrust at the institutions and people from the Marcos regime. Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

Water supply in Tacloban 'back to normal'

Nov 17, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Water supply in Leyte now sufficient NDRRMC says

14 Palawan towns under state of calamity

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Help has been pouring in for the 14 Palawan towns heavily affected by Typhoon Yolanda

CALAMITY. Typhoon Yolanda's wrath in Coron, Palawan. File photo by EPA/Office of the Mayor of Coron

#YolandaPH: At least 3,099 families evacuated in Masbate

Nov 08, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Storm warning signals are lowered to No 2; 1 casualty reported due to electrocution

Explosive device found in village near Underground River

Jul 15, 2013 - 1:39 PM

The police detonated the device near the wharf of Sabang a coastal village where tourists take off on boats to visit Puerto Princesa s Underground River

State of calamity in Carmen after twin quakes

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The municipality of Carmen North Cotabato has been placed under a state of calamity after two magnitude 5 7 earthquakes struck the town

LANDSLIDE. Residents check a landslide in a road in North Cotabato on June 2, 2013, caused by the magnitude 5.7 quake centered in Carmen town, June 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of the North Cotabato provincial government