Philippine Daily Inquirer apologizes for publishing unflattering photos of Corona impeachment trial witness Demetrio Vicente

InterAskyon.com reports that the Philippine Daily Inquirer apologized for publishing an unflattering montage of photos of defense witness Demetrio Vicente on the front page of its Wednesday, March 14, issue.

Some netizens called the newspaper "mean-spirited" for posting unflattering photos of Corona impeachment trial defense witness Demetrio Vicente, who is a stroke survivor.

 

InterAskyon.com reports that the Philippine Daily Inquirer apologized for publishing an unflattering montage of photos of Demetrio Vicente, a defense witness in the imopeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, on the front page of its Wednesday, March 14, issue.

 

The newspaper posted this statement on their Facebook page on the same day that the issue came out: "It has come to our attention that our photo of witness Demetrio Vicente on our front page today has offended some of our readers. For this we sincerely apologize. It was not our intention to disparage Mr. Vicente in any way."

 

InterAksyon.com pointed out: "The Inquirer photos bannered on the paper’s front page showed Vicente in four poses with the caption: "Character witness: The many faces of Demetrio Vicente on the witness stand. He’s no ordinary witness after all. He’s the cousin of the Chief Justice whose wife sold him seven parcels of land in 1990, where he now grows bonsai."

 

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