Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo is getting flak after admitting his copy of the oust-Duterte matrix came from an unknown sender, not President Duterte as he earlier claimed.
Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Chel Diokno has reminded Panelo to verify information before releasing it to the public, saying hearsay and gossip should not be peddled by the Palace.
“Whether the matrix came from the President or an unknown number, Mr. Panelo owes it it to the Filipino people to verify information before he broadcasts it to the public. Hearsay and gossip have no place in Malacañang. Public officials must have a high standard for truth,” he tweeted.