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PhilStar BUSTED for using fake photo in Typhoon Tisoy news article

A certain John Leo Manulat is claiming on Facebook that Philippine Star-one of the most prominent newspapers in the Philippines- has used a photo that is not in anyway related to Typhoon Tisoy (International name Kammuri) that recently devastated the northern and central parts of the Philippines.
Manulat, who hails from Cebu, claimed that not only PhilStar used a fake photo but they also used it without permission.

LOOK: BUSTED! PhilStar used a fake photo in Typhoon Tisoy news article

According to Manulat, the photo cannot be from the recent Typhoon that hit the Visayas and parts of Luzon, because that photo was taken in Maslog, Danao City, Cebu in April 2017- that was two years ago.

He himself took the photo using his gopro when the area was hit by a heavy flash flood.
Furthermore, he said it was his father that uploaded the photo on Facebook.

He also showed screenshots of the original post from his father’s Facebook photo album and the one from PhilStar’s article.
It seems like the two photos are indeed identical.

The only difference? The one that PhilStar used was enhanced and more vibrant; obviously redone and was made more sharp and crisp.

In a succeeding post, Manulat revealed that he already sent PhilStar a message and was just told that they are “working on it.”


Wow. Just wow. We are lost for words.

These topics are now being heavily discussed in the Philippines.

Filipino netizens are lambasting the mainstream media for not being objective in their reports. They always like imposing certain ethical rules on bloggers and ordinary citizens. They are quick to tag people who commit mistakes as "Fake News Peddlers" but when they commit the same mistakes, they refuse to apply the same standards onto themselves.

PhilStar BUSTED for using fake photo in Typhoon Tisoy news article PhilStar BUSTED for using fake photo in Typhoon Tisoy news article Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 2:47:00 AM Rating: 5

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