PNA uses wrong map for article showing Ilocos Sur instead of Ilocos Norte

Photo from, fashion pulis and abs-cbn news

After the last blunder of using the wrong logo for DOLE in one of their articles, Philippine News Agency (PNA) is again faced with another editorial mistake that stirred netizens.

In an article in the official Philippine News Agency website about Ilocos Norte with the headline “TESDA to establish training center in Ilocos Norte”, the attached map shown was clearly that of Ilocos Sur. Fashion Pulis was able to get a screenshot of the controversial article:

Photo by PNA from Fashion Pulis


Last August 11, PNA issued a statement of apology after they mistakenly attached the logo of DOLE Philippines, a company known for its pineapples, instead of the Department of Labor and Employment’s official logo.

As per Inquirer, their official statement says “Rest assured appropriate action is being taken in pursuit of the delivery of accurate information to our readers. Our apologies.”

It has also been heavily criticized for their article about the Chinese state-run Xinhua that criticized the ruling of an international tribunal on the South China sea maritime dispute.

Last August 18,  the official Twitter account of the Presidential Communications Office tweeted the cryptic word “fafda” that baffled the netizens and easily resulted to numerous memes. CNN said that Communications Secretary Martin Andanar explained that it was an accidental mistake and it didn’t mean anything.

Inquirer quoted Communications Secretary Martin Andanar about the blunders committed by his agency: “Naglabasan ang kapalpakan at napansin ng madla. Bakit napansin ng madla ang kapalpakan? Sapagkat binabasa na ang PNA ngayon.”

Translation: The mistakes are now noticed by the people. Why are the people noticing the mistakes? Because they are now reading the PNA.

PNA has yet to release a statement about the issue and the aforementioned article has already been taken down from their site.