'Puro Nalang Aberya': Netizens react to Philippine News Agency's latest blunder
MANILA, Philippines – Another government agency gaffe caught the attention of social media users.
On Friday, August 11, The Philippine News Agency used the wrong logo in its story about the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) pay rules for 2018 holidays. (READ: Philippine News Agency's story on labor dep't uses Dole pineapple logo)
Of couse, the netizens were quick to react to the PNA's latest blunder:
Kapag bukas na deadline ng homework mo at last minute ka lang gagawa = PNA— Rebel Heart (@RebelGrandpa89) August 11, 2017
In another cock-up, PNA used the logo of Dole Pineapple for DOLE. Dutertenomics is now Dutertedelmontekitchenomics where everything is piña. pic.twitter.com/KXJq0MPmxW— AltAsecMargauxUson (@AsecMargauxUson) August 11, 2017
Symbolism daw kasi yung photo ng DOLE wag daw itake literally hahahahahahhaha— Dan Pantano (@DanPantano) August 11, 2017
Dole quickly became one of the trending topics in the Philippines on Friday night.
Some netizens made puns out of it. Here's just one of the many "punny" threads from Rappler's comments section:
Others suggested a new meaning for the acronym PNA:
PNA - Puro Nalang Aberya#DOLE— DocAR (@iamdocAR) August 11, 2017
Philippine Ñews Agency (PÑA) https://t.co/1uWDjO2tdF— Jonathan de Santos (@desamting) August 11, 2017
Some also provided alternative visuals for other government agencies:
You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/bi7N9jgkPS— Tess GV (@mgvtrb) August 11, 2017
The PNA's latest mistake was published at 7:56 pm Friday, and was quickly screenshot by netizens. It appeared to have been replaced by the correct logo of the labor department at around 9:45 pm.
Other netizens pointed out that these mistakes made by government agencies "are happening too often" recently.
Those 'mistakes' at PNA are happening too often. Maybe someone's sabotaging it. Someone wants to get rid of the old timers perhaps?— Stella Arnaldo (@Pulitika2010) August 11, 2017
- BIR uses Adobe logo.— pOd0cyte (@t0m_md) August 11, 2017
- PNA publishes DOLE logo for a Dept of Labor write up.
- Dept of Tourism uploads a surfing pic w/o cto.
Stop wasting the taxpayers' money for hiring the wrong people. DOT, BIR and DOLE in just one day. Wew. https://t.co/Z97mOT5bXd— Cheska (@iskapade) August 11, 2017
Here are more tweets:Netizens re: PNA-DOLE - Curated tweets by rapplerdotcom