PHILIPPINE MEDIA INTERNET – The Philippines is facing a crisis in confidence and a shortage of talent, with the country’s public broadcaster struggling to produce enough news to cover the current election, a government official said Thursday.
The Public Information Agency of the Philippines (PAAP) said the news department of its flagship public broadcaster is facing shortfalls of news that have prompted the public to call in their concerns about the upcoming election, according to a report by the newspaper Rappler.
The PAAP said the lack of information about the current political situation in the country and the need to prepare for a new president could be hindering the PAAP’s ability to produce news in the next few weeks.
The public broadcaster said in a statement that the news staffs staffs were working hard to get enough news from sources such as the media, television, radio and online, but that this was “not enough.”
“As the PAAD’s news division is working to fill the gap in its news output, PAAP staffs are struggling to get news from various sources, including news media, to fill that gap,” PAAP Director General Ramon Pajero said.PAAP said that the PAATP (Public Information Association of the Republic of the Philippine Islands) has been preparing for the election since last month and that the public broadcaster was “preparing for its election on Nov. 30.”PAAP also said the PAACP (Philippine Association of Journalists) has already submitted an application for a license to publish news from the PA AP and PAAPS websites.
In addition to PAAP, PAAC is an independent media company that is not a part of the PAAS.”PAAP’s news departments and news portals are in the midst of preparing for a presidential election, as the public and government media are unable to keep up with the flow of news,” Pajerro said.
“The PAACs staff is working hard, but there is a serious shortage of news content and resources.”
According to Pajeros statement, the PAAPS news department has been working on the issue for the past two weeks, and has already filed an application with the Philippine Board of Radio and Television Licenses (PBRL).”PAAPS news portal and news section have already submitted a formal request to the PBRL to obtain a license,” Pangilinan said.
“This is the first time that we have seen this in our history.
We are in a state of shock.
We do not have enough news content for this new election.”
The Philippine Election Commission has not yet released official figures, but it said last month that the Philippine Public Interest Research Group had recorded more than 7.4 million citizen complaints.
The PAAPS has denied having any involvement in the complaints, saying it had only received requests from the PBARG and that it did not receive any official complaints from PAAP.
The PAP said in its statement that it has received complaints from citizens and civil society, but has not received any official complaint from PAAPS about the complaints.
The election will be the countrys first under the Philippines Constitution, but the government is set to nominate a new presidential candidate to replace the late Senator Grace Poe.
The country has seen two previous presidential elections since the country adopted a Constitution in 1987.
The country has one of the worlds most powerful political parties, but its politicians are often seen as beholden to the military-run government.