The truth is the only way

Panay News - - OPINION -

THE (We yield this space to the state­ment of the Na­tional Union of Jour­nal­ists of the Philip­pines’ Na­tional Direc­torate due to its time­li­ness. – Ed.) NA­TIONAL Union of Jour­nal­ists of the Philip­pines is con­cerned about neg­a­tive. Other news out­lets in the city were also vis­ited. Col­leagues in Cebu a di­rec­tive to po­lice units na­tion­wide to im­ple­ment a com­mu­ni­ca­tions City also con­firmed sim­i­lar vis­its to the main of­fice of the news­pa­per chain pro­gram that has seen law en­forcers vis­it­ing me­dia out­fits to seek and at least one ra­dio sta­tion. “part­ner­ships” to “show­case the PNP’s good deeds.” More wor­ri­some is that the vis­it­ing law­men ac­tu­ally took pho­tos of the

We have ob­tained a copy of a di­rec­tive is­sued to the Cebu City po­lice dated staff at the Ba­colod news­pa­per’s of­fice with­out ask­ing per­mis­sion first and, Oct. 2 that “per­tains to the op­ti­mal use of var­i­ous me­dia plat­forms to en­hance re­port­edly, also at the Cebu ra­dio sta­tion. the PNP’s op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity” and is based on the “ver­bal in­struc­tion of NUJP mem­bers in Batan­gas also re­ported that the PNP in the prov­ince CPNP,” mean­ing PNP Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Os­car Al­bay­alde. now re­fuses them ac­cess to spot re­ports, cit­ing a so-called di­rec­tive from the

While it does not ex­plain how the po­lice should use me­dia to en­hance their na­tional head­quar­ters. They are only be­ing given press re­leases that only cite ca­pa­bil­ity, the di­rec­tive or­ders them to “co­or­di­nate their “ac­com­plish­ments” in a clear ef­fort to dic­tate with lo­cal me­dia out­lets within your AOR and em­bark how the lo­cal me­dia re­port on po­lice ac­tiv­i­ties. on part­ner­ship pro­grams/ac­tiv­i­ties to show­case the To be fair, there is noth­ing wrong about want­ing PNP’s good deeds” and is “for strict com­pli­ance.” good press.

The memo to the Cebu PNP also re­minds po­lice How­ever, it is one thing to cover the PNP’s per­son­nel to “al­ways stay com­posed and stead­fast ac­com­plish­ments, and the me­dia have never been in the per­for­mance of their sworn duty to serve and re­miss about giv­ing credit where it is due. It is a pro­tect” and “to al­ways ob­serve proper deco­rum at all times and re­frain from to­tally dif­fer­ent mat­ter, though, to seek to re­cruit the me­dia in a cam­paign be­ing swayed by emo­tions in spite of the count­less pres­sures and stresses meant to spruce up the service’s im­age. that they may en­counter in the per­for­mance of their duty as po­lice of­fi­cers.” The truth is, the best way – the only way, in fact – for the PNP to im­prove

Ap­par­ently as a re­sult of Al­bay­alde’s or­der, our Ba­colod City chap­ter has its stand­ing and earn the pub­lic’s trust is sim­ply to ful­fill its sworn duty con­firmed that po­lice­men vis­ited the lo­cal of­fice of a daily ask­ing for pos­i­tive to serve and pro­tect the cit­i­zenry. It fails to do so and no amount of im­age YOU cov­er­age be­cause most of the news about the PNP lately has sup­pos­edly been build­ing can hope to suc­ceed.

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