P-Noy slams media for "negativity" in his speech at TV Patrol anniversary party; ABS-CBN reveals P-Noy was actually referring to No

PEP.ph reports that on Friday, July 27, ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol celebrated it’s 25th year by holding the show’s silver anniversary party at the Manila Hotel. President Noynoy Aquino was the guest of honor.

PEP.ph reports that on Friday, July 27, ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol celebrated it’s 25th year by holding the show’s silver anniversary party at the Manila Hotel. President Noynoy Aquino was the guest of honor. As such, he was scheduled to deliver a speech befitting the occasion. Then again, Aquino proceeded to enumerate the instances where he felt "the media" unwittingly injected "negativity" into positive news about the current administration’s efforts. At one point, Aquino quipped, "Nagkasundo-sundo na tayong tugunan ang isang problema, mayroon pang naghahanap ng angal (We agreed to find a solution to one problem, but one person just wants to look for something to whine about)." Aquino, however, did not name the news anchor he was referring to. [Note: To read Aquino’s entire speech, please click this link to the text posted by PEP.ph.]

 

However, an ABS-CBNNews.com report identified former vice president and TV Patrol host Noli de Castro as the news anchor being referred to in Aquino’s speech.

 

Asked for her reaction to the unexpected turn in Aquino’s speech, Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN’s News and Current Affairs Division (NCAD), said: "Criticism is not a monopoly of journalists and media practitioners. The President had as much right to free speech as every citizen." Then she added: "But the focus of Friday’s celebration was TV Patrol’s 25 years-the people behind the stories, the unsung heroes behind the cameras and unforgettable events that shaped history. We did not just remember the disasters, anomalies and political upheavals that TV Patrol covered. We also celebrated stories of remarkable achievers and everyday heroes, whose triumphs over adversity is a testament to the resiliency of the Filipino spirit."

 

For more on this story, log on to PEP.ph and ABS-CBNNews.com.

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