LOOK: Grammar fail! Palace reporters cringe at errors in media ID from Andanar
Members of the Malacañang Press Corps could only shake their heads in disbelief after the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) ordered a recall of the media ID issued to them for 2018.
PCOO officials didn’t say why, but Palace reporters suspect it was because of the grammatical errors printed on the ID.
A cursory look at the media ID would make any proofreader— or student— cringe.
The first sentence on the card read: “This card to be worn during presidential coverage, but subject to specific accreditation/security requirements.”
MPC members are required to wear the ID “all times in entering Malacañang and while inside Palace grounds.”
The PCOO warned that the ID card “is non-transferable and void if altered this card remains property of Presidential Communications Office.”
It added: “Upon expiration or when resigns from his or her agency, this card should be returning without delay to the International Press Center, G/F National Press Club, Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila.”
The ID card was signed by Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Given that the MPC’s media card for 2017 didn’t have grammatical errors, it’s a wonder why PCOO made a change— for the worst.