Maharlika TV axes editor over item tagged by PCOO as fake news

Maharlika TV axes editor over item tagged by PCOO as fake news

As if to confirm that President Duterte is healthy as a bull contrary to what was reported he suffered a mild heart attack, Maharlika TV was provided an exclusive photo showing the Chief Executive munching on something and Senator Bong Go scanning documents for him on the night (Wednesday) the “Breaking News” came out here on Maharlika TV News.

By Junex Doronio

MANILA — In line with its advocacy for a truthful and responsible journalism, the management of Maharlika TV on Thursday, April 8, relieved the editor who posted the speculative news regarding the health of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte which was immediately tagged as “fake news” by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

Newly-hired Associate Editor Trixie Pamisa posted the item without consulting and clearing it first with the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

“She should have double-checked the veracity of the story or at least get the side of Secretary Martin Andanar,” top management stated.

The Maharlika TV management vowed that such an unfortunate incident which is but “one of the hazards of the trade” will not happen again. (IA/MTVN)

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