Palace to columnists: Research first

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 19 2011 04:12 PM | Updated as of May 20 2011 01:23 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Palace appealed to columnists to “research first” before stating their opinions.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda took issue over a columnist who wrote that flights were delayed by one hour every time the President goes on a trip. Lacierda said this is not true.

“Maling mali talaga ang info,” he said.

He urged columnists to “verify first” because people might take it as gospel truth. “We respect your opinion but criticize us fairly naman,” he said.

The Palace communications group is hoping to meet with columnists for a dialogue.