Netizens spot wrong spelling “Philppines” on ASEAN posters

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The Philippines, as the ASEAN 2017 chairmanship, made a lot of preparations for hosting country leaders and representatives, but it looked like the organizers missed out on at least one thing – the correct spelling of the name of our country.

Some netizens spotted the “Philppines,” without the “i” after “l,” on the posters in EDSA welcoming the ASEAN delegates to the country.

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According to Abante’s report, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has not yet responded to queries about the erroneous posters and whether these will be replaced.

Abante also noted that on November 9, Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan even said that the Philippine government is ready for the ASEAN Summit in Metro Manila and Clarkfield, Pampanga.


“Well, reading-ready na kami ‘no para sa ASEAN which will actually this weekend already in Clark and then moving to Manila by Monday,” Ablan said during his interview on Bagong Pilipinas, a morning show on PTV-4.

“Hindi ko alam kung nagda-drive kayo sa EDSA ‘no. Sa mga commuters natin sa EDSA, sinaksak na namin lahat ng mga poster na puwede malagay sa EDSA para mapansin ninyo na may ASEAN tayo, 31st ASEAN Summit tayo ngayong lingo,” he added.

And the netizens reacted to the mistake, once again recalling President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise that he will only hire the best and the brightest in his Cabinet.

“Good morning, Pilpinas,” said one Twitter user, purposefully writing the wrong spelling of “Pilipinas.”

“We already have one thing on the list of things that can go wrong in the ASEAN Summit,” said another Twitter user on the spelling mistake.

Other netizens have almost the same reaction as they express their embarrassment over the mistake.

One wondered if the government really prepared hard for the event.

Someone also suggested that there should be a person assigned for proofreading.

This spelling mistake was not the first one caught by netizens involving the ASEAN Summit. They also slammed the ASEAN 50 presentation where Burma was shown as Myanmar’s capital.

Sources: ( abante.com.ph , pcoo.gov.ph , philstar.com )

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