The Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio-Television Malacanang on Friday apologized for livestreaming a film on the Facebook page of the Presidential Communications Group.
In a statement, RTVM said the film was “accidentally aired live.”
“The film was erroneously played for a few seconds by our technician that was doing a test on the equipment set-up. We regret that this slip-up happened while we continue to work on our daily broadcast documentation and coverage of presidential engagements,” the statement read.
RTVM also said it remains committed to serve the Filipino people through news dissemination with the widest communication reach.
On Friday morning, Presidential Communications aired the film “Logan” starring Australian actor Hugh Jackman live. RTVM is in charge to livestream presidential events.
While this was RTVM’s first misstep under the Duterte administration, this was the fifth issue that Presidential Communications Operations Office had to face in a week.
The Philippine News Agency on Tuesday expressed regret over publishing incorrect information in two articles on its website, including one about the Marawi clash that used a photo from a scene during the Vietnam War.
At the same time, PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson also received backlash for posting about Filipino soldiers amid the Marawi crisis, but accompanied her post with a photo of the Honduras police.
PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday abolished the Strategic Communications Office and later issued a statement that he didn’t fire anyone in dissolving the unit.
On Thursday, the same Facebook page posted a video about martial law that received backlash online. Andanar did not issue a statement on the matter but presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella distanced himself from the error and referred reporters to the PCOO secretary for comment. — Anna Felicia Bajo/MDM, GMA News