3rd bonus media monitor or 2nd regular media monitor here (“such batuhan” – Drilon on tiff of military & police top brass)

“…such batuhan…” — The Aksyon 5 morning news commentators went to town with the  “such batuhan” quote from Senate President Drilon who told the AFP Chief of Staff and the PNP Chief yesterday to shut up, zip it, stop such batuhan (“the tense situation is not helped any by such batuhan, by among such officials,” Drilon said, referring to the hurling of accusations between AFP Chief of Staff Catapang who lamented that PNP-SAf did not coordinate with them, and PNP-SAF Director Napeñas’s retort that in fact he did text the coordinates, etc).

             … it is such kahiya when the military and police top brass engage in such batuhan, such kapal of face should not be exhibited by the higher-ups as it abets the ka-tense naman situation.

             (if you’re hearing some piano keys just now – it’s smooth, but if you must know — I like this better on solo saxophone, just like any jazz standard… but there’s no sax version on soundcloud, help!)…

       (okay, I found it: Chet Baker on trumpet and Gerry Mulligan on sax, My Funny Valentine. will be featuring various versions later.)

        (and… that’s another version. i think i’ll be able to embed a new one everyday… i might even go OPM in the run-up to Valentine’s Day to help the economy… that’s nine cuts…. let’s see)

                      And…the such ganda and such gwapo members of the ethics class may post their such galing bonus media monitor or regular media monitor here either as links or embedded paragraphs, or email them, or submit them manually on bond paper (make sure the department staff stamps the time). The deadline is extended up to 5:00 pm today. Those who accumulate points will generate such dami wisdom and rewards at sem end.

6 Comments

  1. Again, there is still the issue on calling the misencounter a “massacre.” Jiggy Manicad made that mistake again during his report on an interview with relieved SAF director Napenas yesterday. Also, different news agencies have different ways of referring to Napenas in interviews and news both online and in print. Some refer to him as “relieved” but most call him “sacked.” These include Yahoo news, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, and Interaksyon.com. I wonder if this violates the PPI Code of Ethics regarding reports which affect one’s reputation. It may be true, but “sacked” seems like a strong word to me.

               Regarding news on the confirmation that body suspected as Marwan's matched the DNA sample sent by the FBI, Saleema Refran's report on 24 Oras had some major issues. This particular report went on air during the six o'clock news, at a time when most viewers might be eating dinner. It showed a photo of the body suspected as Marwan's, bloody and with a finger missing from his hand. Although the report blurred some parts of the photograph, this, for me, is unethical because ____. The title of the report itself, "Kaliwang hintuturo ng sinasabing bangkay ni Marwan, kitang putol sa larawan," which showed up in a tweet by GMA News Online and on GMA Network's website, sounds gruesome. The same photograph was shown in another report this morning on GMA News to Go.   
    

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/254422/24oras/kaliwang-hintuturo-ng-sinasabing-bangkay-ni-marwan-kitang-putol-sa-larawan

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    Again, there is still the issue on calling the misencounter a “massacre.” Jiggy Manicad made that mistake again during his report on an interview with relieved SAF director Napenas yesterday. Also, different news agencies have different ways of referring to Napenas in interviews and news both online and in print. Some refer to him as “relieved” but most call him “sacked.” These include Yahoo news, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, and Interaksyon.com. I wonder if this violates the PPI Code of Ethics regarding reports which affect one’s reputation. It may be true, but “sacked” seems like a strong word to me.
    Regarding news on the confirmation that body suspected as Marwan’s matched the DNA sample sent by the FBI, Saleema Refran’s report on 24 Oras had some major issues. This particular report went on air during the six o’clock news, at a time when most viewers might be eating dinner. It showed a photo of the body suspected as Marwan’s, bloody and with a finger missing from his hand. Although the report blurred some parts of the photograph, this, for me, is unethical because ____. The title of the report itself, “Kaliwang hintuturo ng sinasabing bangkay ni Marwan, kitang putol sa larawan,” which showed up in a tweet by GMA News Online and on GMA Network’s website, sounds gruesome. The same photograph was shown in another report this morning on GMA News to Go.
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/254422/24oras/kaliwang-hintuturo-ng-sinasabing-bangkay-ni-marwan-kitang-putol-sa-larawan

  3. The recent report of GMA News TV about the finger-pointing between the AFP and the PNP for the cause of the Fallen 44’s deaths has not given an ample amount of depth to the story behind the Mamasapano encounter, showing only that there will be an investigation for the individuals and institutions involved. The Board of Inquiry, which has been repeatedly mentioned throughout the development of the news, is still mysterious, in terms of giving light, at the very least, the possible members of the board. It did try to show what really happened in the encounter, albeit unethically, by virtue of reporter Jiggy Manicad secretly taking a video of the lone survivor of the encounter while supposedly under a debriefing process, which might have put the soldier under duress.

    Out of Jiggy Manicad’s QRT report, however, there was no instance where the sides of both the MILF and the BIFF were represented by their leadership in presenting their side to the public. The MILF and BIFF have not been separate identities for no reason, and if we can remember, there has also been miscommunication between their ranks that eventually resulted in the bloody Mamasapano encounter, which was never fully explained in detail, that is a major reason for the deaths of the Fallen 44.

    This media monitor is guided by the principles of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics 2014 which can be accessed at: http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

    Videos of the news reports may be accessed at:

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