PNA in hot water once more after another error as headlines show editor’s notes: ‘Ano na naman to???’

Netizens are having a field day roasting the Philippine News Agency over the recently discovered use of the wrong headlines showing editor’s notes instead of the news story’s proper headlines. Screenshots were posted to show just how many mistakes there were, prompting netizens to ask, “Ano na naman to?”

On Twitter, screenshots of the PNA articles with the wrong headlines were posted, including the following:

On January 20, 2017, PNA posted this.

On January 30, 2017, PNA used this headline: “for abp to reangle on orbos reax/Traffic Constable Manhandled by Bus, Conductor in Pasay City Over Traffic Violation”

On March 6, 2017, this was PNA’s headline: “Aerol, this is an old angle, pls reangle to awaiting president’s ok on proposal then go on with what the national broadband plan.alert me if u have refiled the story///DICT committed to further improve Internet service in PHL”

On March 20, 2017, PNA posted this headline: “(Out na yesterday) DOH MIMAROPA frst passenger from Coron airlifted via air ambulance”

This was posted on March 21, 2017.

On April 26, 2017 this was posted: “Lei, reangle this. focus on link between skin diseases and toxic waste. for foto get a picture of marcopper mining. DOH-MIMAROPA gathers commitment and unity on resolving environmental and health problems”

These mistakes prompted Twitter user @mosesalbiento to ask, “ANO NA NAMAN TO???”

Here are more of the tweets showing the editor’s notes in the headlines.

Rappler reporter @beacupin learned one thing from these headlines.

“Today I learned instructions from the desk to reporters can apparently be given through the CMS,” she tweeted.

Aquino’s deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte also reacted to the blunder.

“Yung kinopy-paste mo yung instructions sa ‘yo. Sinunod mo naman, di ba?” she said.

“Uh, Lei of PNA? You awake yet? Just in case, the resibo follows in the next tweet,” tweeted @leahnavarro.

“Uh, Lei of PNA, paki gising nga si Aerol. Taos magkape kayo ha?” she added.

The names Lei and Aerol have earned their spotlight in the Twitterverse.

In fact, someone was quick enough to start a Twitter account for “Lei of PNA” with the description, “I should have re-angled that. #PrayForLei.”

A certain Primo also made it to the PNA headlines.

While Communications Secretary Martin Andanar previously said that PNA’s errors now gain more attention because of its increased readership, @mosesalbiento disagrees. His proof? The fact that it took months before anyone noticed the wrong headlines used in the PNA stories.

“Napaghahalataang walang nagbabasa kasi now lang nababasa ‘to! Type this sa google “site:  pls,”” he tweeted.

Some Twitter users brought up the fact that the Presidential Communications Operations Office was even asking for more budget during the 2017 budget hearing when they ended up committing blunders.

While others said that these PNA blunders may likely be distractions to the current issues, one said that they should not be easily dismissed as such because the PCOO is asking for billions in budget.

The web pages bearing the erroneous headlines were taken down.

The PNA website is now “under maintenance.”

The PNA has been slammed for its previous errors, such as publishing a Xinhua opinion article that described the Hague ruling as an “ill-founded award,” using Dole pineapple’s logo for a story related to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), posting fake news about UN members being convinced there are no EJKs in the Philippines, and using the wrong Ilocos map.

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