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TV5 anchor apologizes to President Duterte over Obama 'bastos' issue

The TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao took his official Facebook account and expressed his apologies to President Rodrigo Duterte over the so-called issue about President Obama "bastos" news.

TV5 anchor apologizes to President Duterte over Obama 'bastos' issue

He reported on-air a breaking news where President Duterte called President Obama "bastos."

But Lingao clarified that the news item was written in error and is not accurate. He said, "The President did not call Obama "bastos;" what he said in his ambush interview in Laos was that it would be "improper and highly bastos" to bring up the issue of EJKs during the bilateral meet. "

"As I understand it, TV5 officials are now looking into how this error was made," he added.

The reporter also wants to clear to everybody that he was asking for apologies not on behalf of TV5 but for himself. Because he is not authorized to issue any statement, or give any apology on behalf of the network where he is an anchor/presenter.

He said, "this is a completely personal post on my part. I try to fight for the things I believe in, but I am also ready to apologize for mistakes which I am a part of."

"As the presenter who read the erroneous breaking story, I apologize to the President, to the public, and to my colleagues for that error. That error is now being looked into. I hope that the error does not distract us from the many other pressing issues that we now face."

Ed Lingao also addressed his apology to all people who have been posting angry messages on his wall.

Lingao said, "I try to understand your anger. But please bear in mind that whatever you feel or think, whether you really believe that we are corrupt "presstitutes," no one has the right to threaten other people."

"So please, do not threaten my colleagues or use this error to justify the murder or harassment of journalists. Salamat po," he added.

Last September 5, I read on-air a breaking news item that President Duterte called President Obama


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