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It was not the first time the PNA committed blunders.
This week, the PNA also earned criticism after it uploaded on August 6 an article from China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, that ribbed the ruling of Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands on the South China Sea disputes.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar had already sought the PNA’s explanation as to why it allowed the posting of the Xinhua’s story, which described the arbitral court’s decision in favor of the Philippine government as an “ill-founded award.”
In May, the PNA was also accused of spreading “fake news” for writing a story about how United Nations member-states supposedly commended the Philippines’ human rights situation.
A day later, the PNA was called out for using a photo taken during the Vietnam war to accompany a story about the armed conflict in Marawi City.