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Sunday, January 27, 2013

News Accuracy: As Sure As It Gets

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News reporting in the Philippines has been viciously competitive, especially in the last three decades. What used to be the cutthroat battle between broadcast and print media undeniably gets more aggressive as the world gets smaller with the impact of technology. The competition is now even tighter with the birth of internet and social media. The unparalleled popularity of facebook and twitter in particular has both become a boon and a bane for news reporters as they have become their unwitting competitors in news gathering industry.

There was a time when being right was more important than being first to report a story.
The first person or reporter to break the news gets all the bragging rights. Only a few care about accuracy, especially if the report turns out to be a rumor. But if the story is true, the first to report gets all the credit. But only if the facts are presented accurately.

If things don't change, a visible news personality NP of a major network MN might be in danger of getting axed anytime soon. Reason? A very inaccurate news report on a sensitive news item. NP had presented the news report that allegedly turned out to be a dud. The matter reached the MN higher-ups and a not-so-happy verdict is allegedly in the works.

Of late, MN has been criticized for highly inaccurate and poorly-researched materials that saw airing in their primetime television news programs. Only a few months ago, MN and one of its reporters had  been heavily bashed online for its careless handling of a news report involving the murder of a family member. Televiewers and the netizens were aghast at the mindless and irresponsible reporting that almost led to MN's and the reporter's being sued by the very aggrieved party.

Being first is only part of it. People look for a source they can trust and accuracy has never been more important. The impact of MN's earlier blunders sees it reeling from credibility problems. That is why NP's recent faux pas is the last thing that it needs at this point. In fact, an insider was overheard saying that a major 'shot in the arm' is what MN news department actually and badly needs at this time.

 How will NP solve his big dilemma? If only we're that privy...

"Television makes so much [money] at its worst that it can't afford to do its best."
Fred Friendly, former president of CBS News, 1915–1998

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116 comments:

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    1. Nasa title ang initials ng salarin..tsktsktsk

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    2. eto rin ung napanood ko ung 4 na isda pinaghahanap pa rin... sobrang natawa ako sa report nila hahah!!

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    1. Hindi natutulog ang ebidensya...

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  3. ang paboritong apo ni lolo... wala siya last friday sa morning show nya

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  4. Magandang gabi FP! :D

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  5. PERS! Wala pang Comment! XD

    yung laging padelay bago magtapos yung news program...

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    1. Hahaha anyare sa news department ng station na ito na may 6letter acronym? Nasa row 5 ba lage ang news team??? Sunod-sunod na yan ah!!! Grabei...!!!

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    2. Hindi porke't wala ang comments eh ikaw na ang first. kaloka ka. antayin mo muna kasing i approve.

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    3. Puro kasi sensationalism, omaygerd! In the first place, the viewers want REAL news, NOT noise!!

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    4. Teeeeeveeeeeerr........ Yan ba yung resort location na lang mali pa?

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    5. Tumpak 10:20, among others!! Mukhang nabulok silang lahat after MR left them..hahaha!

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  6. MN ay ang istasyong nagg-gym dahil may pandesal sa pangalan.. Tomoh? Pero yung NP hindi ko kilala

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    1. pan de sal ang tama, not pandesal :) -espaniche101

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    2. Hahaha.. Perfectionist ang lolo mo.. Haha.. Pero tama ka.. Ate Kris Ikaw ba yan? Bianca ako ba ito?

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  7. Nangangamoy ng GAS....

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  8. His big dilemma.. Kapuso or Kafam?

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    1. Kafam siyempre... Tinatanong paba yan?! Kung teleserye baka kapuso pa pero kung current
      affairs na, ibang usapan na yun.

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    2. Yes, no question. Laging unreliable ang news&public affairs nila. Ang kapuso awardees na pina-pirate pa. Pero sabi nga nila... Katotohanan ang pag-asa ng bayan....

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  9. Napost na to dati d2 sa FP. grabe,anyare sa news organization na ito??? Kung gaano kaganda ang mga entertainment programs nila,kabaliktaran naman ang performance ng news department nla!

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    1. Kaya nga balanse sila sa kabila. Kasi sa kabila, kung anong kinaganda at kinagaling ng news department nila eh kabaliktaran naman nang entertainment programs nila

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    2. Kaya nga malamang tatanggAlin kasi this network doesn't tolerate this kind of reporting or blunder by a news personality, kuha mo Anon12:38?!!!

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    3. you're right. their entertainment programs are better compared to other station's entertainment programs. well, i'd say big thank you to so called "hypes and dramas" w/c the filipinos love. I actually think their promo team is the best, but they can never put dramas and hypes over their news department, no matter how much they try over the past times. let us all admit the masses do not really care about news, only the affluents and educated ones care about societal news. so, losing your credibilty to the "real" public you are selling yourself is a big no-no. as of the moment, their news department still sucks. TOO BIAS. TOO SHALLOW. TOO MANY SENSATIONS.

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    4. magaling lng cla sa entertainment tlga, yun ngang showbiz news reporter nila dapat din nilang tanggalin dahil sa, mga eskandalo at reputasyon ng bubey na yan.. "Famous Whore" ng Pilipinas.

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    5. still living in the past 3:31? dukha man kami at vocational lang tinapos nakikinig kami sa balita, punta ka sa amin sa San Andres maki-upo ka sa tambayan sa tapat ng tindahan at sumali ka sa aming balitaktakan ng mga current affairs, di lang namin naiintindihan sa news eh yang mga stocks na kwentuhan, dyan aminado ako pag technical terms gamit eh kamoy ulo ako; pwede din pagupit ka sa mga barber shop at kukwentuhan ka ng aming barbero sa latest na mga pangyayari sa munisipyo at sa mga kagawad na hindi naibabalita kasi open secret, so we do care about current events kahit di kami "educated" at "affluent", teke san ka ba sa dalawang adjectives na yan?

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    6. 3:31, what's with the "REAL" public? meron bang "FAKE" public? lol!

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    7. @7:54: love it!

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    8. Anon 3:31- Sobra ka naman magsalita. Siguro isa ka sa mga "educated" at "affluent" na hindi marunong magcommute. Try mo minsan sumakay ng jip at taxi maririnig mo ung mga matatandang driver kausap ung mga pasaherong mama na nagkukuwentuhan tungkol sa current affairs.

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    9. i consider myself educated kahit di masyado affluent, and my husband has achieved an even higher education at the most prestigious school in the country, pero we wait for, we listen, and we follow the local news. kahit sa kotse pag naghihintay kami ng uwian ng mga bata while parked, naghahanap kami ng updates ng balita sa radyo. so ANON 3:31 AM, i totally disagree with you that the masses do not really care about the news.

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    10. you can't have it all.

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  10. di nagsisinungaling ang ebidensya - Syokoy!

    - Engr krizzy

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  11. Gosh!!! dekada na si NP sa network na yun at mataas ang rating ng kanyang show...

    Pero di biro ang stress ng irresponsible reporting ng MN.
    Maling mga tao, maling picture! ang anak ginawang batang lover na syang suspect tapos kapangalan lang pala nila ang victim!! Susme!

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    1. And the worst: Ang video ng karagatan na may caption na naghahanap ng nawawalang ISDA!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! What can be DUMBER than that??!! Tell meh!!

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    2. Grabe lang, now I remember that. Gosh I thought I'd die laughing when I saw that! Lakas maka-Mental!!

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  12. very irresponsible researching. i remember when my lolo, an expert in his respective field,was interviewed for his opinion. they showed the wrong picture as well. i was a kid when this happened and we just laughed about it.

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  13. maganda ang night?

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    1. same sa naiisip ko.. or si teddibear. either.

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  14. eh, pano yung writer niya?

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    1. kung sinasabi nyong si gosh ito, wala syang writer sa gabi-gabing tevey patrol... sya tlaga ang sumusulat ng news at supposedly naghahanap ng news.. kaso baka hiningi lang nya sa iba ang news hehehe

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  15. clue! row 5 ako! di man lang row 4.

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  16. santisima! hindi na magiging MAGANDA ANG UMAGA niya kapag truelagen itey!

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    1. Plangak!! Malapit na siya. Pogi pa naman..but everyone has to be taught a lesson.

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  17. MN = Kaf NP = kab(?)

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  18. Kapa***** eto for sure. diba?

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  19. C low natsugi na ang beking shun**!!!! Charot. Clues please!!!!

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  20. OMG!! Si S**O ito.. Kawawa naman,, favorite ko pa naman show nya..

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    1. Mukhang hindi siya. Although dapat siya din dahil gamundo ang kapalpakan niya. #MukhangMayKapit

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    2. palpak talaga yung hostage episode nilang special puro mali-mali yung story na lumabas di nagresearch ng ayos tsk tsk

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  21. it was posted in the networks news website their apology to the family. It was mentioned that the reporter was the one with crime investigative show every saturday.. Nakakaawa naman siya, matanda na siya. At siya din ung nanakawan ng mga gamit sa bahay nila diba?..

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  22. Kaf reporter itechiwa.. tsk tsk tsk tsk. TSK.

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  23. to yata yung nagpalabas ng maling picture ng murderer.. sa fb lang daw kasi nakuha... kapangalan lang pala... sa kaf to yung news nila sa primetime..

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  24. Tingin ko taga kaf* to. Hahaha clues pa.

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  25. For sure Kaf ito. Di ko lang alam kung sino kasi di ako nanonood. Hihi.

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  26. mmp can somebody confirm between kab and gosh...

    f-pal

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  27. Never expected much from their news department. Their better ones even came from the other network.

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    1. I know right? even Kar devil-a was from the other side of the fence and i like her. tska si ateng bernadette!

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  28. GOSHHHHHH!! Nasa title na ang clue! Kaf. theletters in his first name are in the title.. pati ung iba sa last name nya.. sabagay, almost the same lang naman kasi. gosh talaga.. gosh i-bell-gosh

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  29. MN- kaf NP- ??? Twice nang nagpost si FP dito ng errors of MN sa news report nila.

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  30. puro kc kacheapan news nila. nkkairita kya ung pati news may plugging ng r*ted k at f ngayon, and worse pati teleserye.pti mga eksena ng teleseryw o pagtrend s twitter kelangan p tlga ibalita?! grrrrr

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    1. At sa kabila hindi ganooon vaxz? Magpa misa nga lang don dahil mataas kuno angrating (DAW!), nasa StoreTalk kaagad! Hindi nga lang mag trend sa twitter kasi gawa gawa lng naman at MA PA ang mga netizens at madlang pipol sa ratings KUNO!

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    2. korek! over sa pagpopromote

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    3. obvious na fantard LOL

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  31. hope they do not fire S**O from Kaf! Hope its not him. Favorite ko ang mala-CSI na show niya. Pang-masa ang boses at delivery ng news. Maraming natutulungan ang show niya saka highest rating ito huh, natanggal na lahat ng mga kasabayan nitong shows pero ang S**O buhay pa din! Sino ba ang writer/researcher niya?! Yun ang dapat tanggalin

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    1. I prefer my news and docu sa Kaheart, pero tama ka Anon 1:32 AM, dapat ang researcher ang tsugiin!

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  32. ay kaya pala wala na yung SHOW nya na SOGO :)


    - mike enrikets

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    1. meron pa teh. napanood mo ba kahapon?

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  33. Bakit Hindi ang writer at researcher ang sipain.... Mr.SOCO ay nag iisang Magaling na reporter nila kc karamihan galing na sa kapuso na talaga namang bihasa
    At magagaling na.mawawala pa ang KAISA ISANG host na pinapanood ko sa KAPALmilya.

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    1. Accountable pa din siya kahit writer at researcher ang mali. He/She should be on top of everything. Verify before reporting, that's the way to do it.

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    2. @3:47 Redundancy nmn kung ido-double check p nya lahat ng ibibigay ng writer. Di sana cia n lng ng-research. Writer at researcher ang my kasalanan jan.

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    3. ganun tlaga 8:42pm parang publishing din yan ang news, before i-run yan dapat mabasa muna yan ng top executive kesehodang nabasa na ya ng mga editors or proofreaders.

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  34. kung si ang paboritong apo nga ito ni lolo... ano yung ni-report niyang mali? share please.

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  35. NP - G** A******
    MN - Kaf

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  36. My GOSH, ano bang ginawa niya? Anong tungkol sa report niya? Nanonood naman ako ng news program nila sa gabi. Ang naaalala ko lang ay yung ngang mistaken identity na pinakita pa nila yung photo eh iba pala yun. Yun bang recent news eh yung tungkol sa pagkahuli sa scammer sa Malaysia,tapos, hindi naman pala pinayagan ng Malaysian government na i-extradite?

    HELP! HELP!

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  37. Major blunder talaga yung fb pic na yun but acc to the article this is not ohmygash. Sino kaya????

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  38. Hay sayang tlaga ung news dept. Nila tingin ko mauunahan na sila ng teveefive..... hindi nila matatalo ang newsTV

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  39. From Kafa... to. No credibility in reporting. C Kab ba to or same reporter na naglagay ng wrong picture nung family member na npabalitang pinatay? Everytym I watch tv p,obvious na d nakikinig c Kab,paulit2 ang tanong sa field reporters, ang alam lng gawin e magparinig sa current govt officials. Mxado clang bias.

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  40. for a change lang po for the issue ng ACCURACY...just read online yung interview ni Ricky Lo kay Jackie Chan. ang parting shot ni Jackie ay ganito - Lo: Any parting words to your Filipino fans?
    Chan: “Please see my new movie. It’s a great Chinese New Year present. I believe you will like it, trust me. Salamat po, mga Kapamilya! Mahal ko kayo.”

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    1. at infer pinalabas ito knowing na si ricky lo e kapuso pero kung sa kapams ito at sinabi ni jacky chan na hello kapuso, direcho sa banga na agad at ieedit na! kalurky!

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  41. What a blunder!!!!! Naalala ko iyong mga salitang "MGA NAGBABAGANG BALITA" Wow makuha lang ang attention ng tao, a newscaster will do anything. Naalala ko tuloy iyong mga newscaster like Jay S**sa ba iyon? Very believable tapos puro kapalpakan naman pala.

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  42. si gusting gaas 'to! sa kagustuhang lalong tumaas ang rating ng programa niyang crime stories, nagkukumahog maka-scoop. gusto pang unahan ang mga pulis sa imbestigasyon at hulihin ang salarin!

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  43. Hindi lang naman sa Pinas nangyayri ito. Maging sa US. Pati ang CNN madalas din magkamali. Kasi nga pabilisan maglabas ng storya ang name of the game. Madalas, no more time to verify accuracy.

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    1. at yan ay gawain na mali.. NEWS yan ateng hindi pwede ang pwede na! duh!

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  44. Nalala ko tuloy nung 90's itong kaf na, nag report ng "Exclusive" as in Exclusive na Breaking News tungkol sa dwende. Juzme, un pla hindi totoo at anino lng.. pinayagan nilang umere. katatakot takot na tawanan sa school nmin kinabukasan yung kwento. Until now wla pa rin silang binatbat sa News Dept. ng KAHEART..

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  45. ah, okay. ito ba yung may pinost na photo tapos daugther pala ng biktima! nasa BI yun. teka, hanapin ko nga. FP, don't delete that BI yet!

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  46. In fairness ok naman news department nila nung hindi pa nila inaalis si M**** R**** who heads Rap**** now.

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  47. Sino ba kasi ang pasimuno na si Oh My GOSH ito? Eh rarely lang naman siya nag-i-scoop sa news dept nila dahil ang kanyang crime show ang pinagkakaabalahan niya.

    So, yung nagpasimulang si GOSH ito, magtago ka na! LOL

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  48. buti na lang at hindi to si papa Atom ko!

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  49. Oh my Gosh! Wala talagang credibility itong MN..., pano kasi puro sensationalism ang alam. Ang bias pa ng news reports nila! Kaya kami ka-heart ang pinapanood when it comes to news and documentaries.

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  50. Kaf ito. Hindi nila forte ang news reporting. Di hamak na mas credible ang Kaheart pagdating sa news and public affairs. Kaya pag teleserye Kaf ako, pag news Kaheart. :D At dahil hindi ako nanonood ng news ng Kaf hindi wala akong idea kung sino si NP. :)

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  51. tanggalin na kasi yang FIRST FIRST EKSLUSIBO na yan! Pati news nila ginagawa nilang showbiz style, magaling kasi pr department nila pero unfortunately di naman nagwowork when it comes to news.
    teeebeeefatrowl lol

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  52. Anung maganda sa news ng Kapuso? Wala namang kagandahan sa delivery ng news nila. Ang sagwa pa pakinggan ng mga reporters nila.

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    1. haha. sobrang tutuo yan,di pang TV mga reporters nila!

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    2. di hamak na mas may credibility naman ang mga reporters nila versus sa kabila...

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    3. Ano ba ang hinahanap mo sa balita? ang pagkadeliver ba nito o yung accuracy?

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    4. parang sinabi mo na rin na di PANG-TV si KARA DAVID, RHEA SANTOS, PIA ARCANGEL, CONNIE SISON at MEL TIANGCO?,, :p

      IVAN MAYRINA (CRUSH KO) MARK SALAZAR, DOC RECCIO(CRUSH KO DIN)


      - Charring Tatum

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    5. @5:06 - fantard alert

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    6. okay lang hindi kagandahan ang reporters basta totoo ang binabalita at hindi kwentong barbero harharhar!

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    7. ako mas gusto ko ang news ng kapuso kasi puro paganda lang sa kafam. ang ganda kaya ng mga dokyu nila. sa kafam naman appreciate ko teleserye nila.

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    8. anon 5:06, hello reporters sila hindi sila artista, ang importante tama ang balita hindi kung telegenic sila. kung gusto mo ng sensationalism magbasa ka ng tabloid o manood ka nga sa channel 2 news. nasobrahan ka sa kapapanood ng teleserye sa kabila nakalimutan mo na ang katotohanan walang kinikilingan.

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  53. Hello are you serious? alam mo ba kung kaninong news department ang humahakot ng international awards? Bitterness ateng ang ampalaya masarap iulam pero hindi magandang igugali

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  54. is this kababayan bread? meron kasi akong inaabang na segment nya sa tapos parang serye yun..pero Wednesday pa lang eh wala na sya eh hindi pa nmn tapos yung serye na yun... hmmm??? idol ko pa nmn sya....

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  55. wala naman talagang wenta ang news and current affairs ng channel na ito, pulos kasi teleserye ang pinaglaanan ng budget nila. pulos sensationalism lang, walang sensitivity. nakakaawa yung mga taong nasasagasaan ng maling balita.

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  56. Si Alexander the Great pala ito. He's applying daw sa GMA.

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  57. KAF = ENTERNTAINEMNT SHOWS KAGALING PAG DATING SA NEWS WALEY
    KAH = NEWS VERY ACCURATE PERO PAG SA ENTERTAINMENT WALEY SA ACTING

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