PNA apologizes for wrong DOLE logo

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Instead of the Labor department's official logo, the article "DOLE issues pay rules for 2018 holidays" posted on August 11 was instead accompanied by a photo of Dole Food Company. | Screenshot from PNA

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 11) — The Philippine News Agency (PNA) apologized on Friday after it used the wrong logo for a government agency.

Instead of the Labor department's official logo, the article "DOLE issues pay rules for 2018 holidays" posted on August 11 was instead accompanied by a photo of Dole Food Company.

"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. It was a careless act on the PNA editorial staff," the government-run newswire service said.

It was not the first time the PNA was called out for its mistakes.

Just this Sunday, the PNA reposted an opinion piece that was published on China's state-run Xinhua News Agency. The article said the arbitral ruling, which favored the Philippines in its claims in the South China Sea, was "ill-founded" — thus running contrary to Philippine interests.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar asked the agency on Wednesday why such an article was published by our own government news agency and why the PNA shouldn't be sanctioned for this.