PNA caught using wrong map in story on Ilocos Norte

On August 18, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) has yet committed another mistake when its editors uploaded the map of Ilocos Sur for a story about Ilocos Norte.

The story was titled “TESDA to establish training center in Ilocos Norte.” The image used had a huge name “Ilocos Sur” written on it.
The blunder was caught in the screenshots posted by Fashion Pulis.

According to, the PNA article has been taken down when they checked it on August 20. As of writing, the article is back up but without an accompanying image.

Image: Fashion Pulis

Image: Fashion Pulis

Before this mistake, the PNA used the logo of the pineapple processing company Dole Philippines for a story related to the Department of Labor and Employment. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar Googled the wrong logo.

The state-run news agency also copied a Xinhua news commentary that called Hague ruling “ill-founded award.”

Andanar earlier said that the public notices the PNA’s blunders because it now has more readers, but the netizens disagreed with him.

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