PNP Chief Bato asks media to be fair and balanced
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa urged the Philippine media to be fair and balanced in reporting the drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte so that it will not reap a bad image of the Philippines.
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“Ang appeal lang namin is just to be fair. Huwag lang nilang i-bloat masyado ‘yung data. Huwag lang nila masyado i-paint na talagang masama war on drugs natin,” Dela Rosa said at Camp Crame on March 23, 2017 (Thursday).
This was after Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo asked the media to “tone down” its coverage of the deaths linked to the drug war which makes the country difficult to sell to tourists and investors.
Teo even said that Vice President Leni Robredo’s video message to the United Nations (UN) puts the Philippines in a bad light especially after highlighting that more than 7,000 has died because of the drug wars, a number that has constantly been corrected by the PNP.
PNP data shows that only 2,500 deaths out of the 7,000 are linked to the drug war while the other deaths are categorized as deaths under investigation which comprises other crimes.
In publicizing these data, dela Rosa asked the media to put a balance between good and bad news.
“Kung mag-report sila ng masama, mayroon din i-report na maganda para ma-balance. Balanse lang na pagtingin sa sitwasyon ,” dela Rosa said.
PNP Chief Bato asks media to be fair and balanced Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on March 23, 2017 Rating: