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APOLOGY TO VICENTE About the front page photos of Demetrio Vicente on Wednesday’s Philipine Daily Inquirer issue, defense lawyer Tranquil Salvador III says apology should be directed to Vicente and not to the defense panel. Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo


MANILA, Philippines – The Inquirer apologizes to its readers who took offense at the newspaper’s use of a series of photographs of a defense witness, Demetrio Vicente, who testified on Tuesday in the Senate impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.

The Inquirer issued a statement acknowledging that Vicente’s photos, which appeared on the front page of the newspaper’s two-star edition and on Page A20 of its one-star edition on Wednesday, had offended some of its readers.

“For this, we sincerely apologize. It is not our intention to disparage Mr. Vicente in any way,” the Inquirer said on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts. (The INQUIRER.net earlier on Wednesday posted a brief statement that was issued initially by the paper.)

In comments posted on the two major social networking sites, a number of readers described as “insensitive,” “tasteless,” “mean” and “cruel” the newspaper’s use of the photographs—as well as the accompanying caption—that tended to highlight the effects of a stroke on the face of the witness.


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Tags: apology , Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , Defense , Demetrio Vicente , Impeachment court , impeachment trial , Inquirer


  • EdgarEdgar

    Why not headline your apology on printed broadsheet tomorrow? Because you lack the moral courage to be sincere.

    • obionekenobi

      Yes A BIG BOLD FRONT PAGE APOLOGY HEADLINE may appease us?

  • KpTUL

    Seriously ? You should have known better ! We know that you guys there are very biased but what you did was just too low even for you guys there ! You know that you have a moral obligation in this country were human rights do not exist. You should have acted as a fiscalizer; This is a country in which the law shifts in favor to the sitting president. All government agencies are ganged to the individuals perceived to be against the state. This happened during the Arroyo regime and is continuing in the Aquino’s administration. The last thing we expect is the media to join the bandwagon as well. You should be aware that subtle manipulation in your part to influence people’s perception is not responsible journalism but plain politicking. Your duty is to bring the news and not to interpret it for us. Abs-cbn is already doing that in broad daylight, if inquirer follows then we better outsource our news from India.

  • Fulpol

    ano ba kasi ang istilo ng yellow supporters??? bastusin ang kalaban!!!
    PDI, di ba yellow media ito??

    hahah
    hahaha
    ahhahaa

    • boypalaban

      MAS GUSTO NYO BA YUNG LIVE NA PAMBABASTOS GAYA NG GINAWA NI BRENDAMAGE?

      • jo

        Dude, 

        Your argument is invalid.

  • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Nareset ba yung mga comments?

    • Gurruod

      Nasabi na nila kasi na bastos ang PDI. Mataas ang level ng GMRC nila. After na nasabi na nila, hindi na nila inuulit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G4DVB6YNWCO2YIMIA5SP4ZAAWQ aidan

    bakit nawala ibang comments?

    • Gurruod

      Siyempre upang maitago ang bulok

      • boypalaban

        NASA UTAK NA NI CORONA, BULOK ANG LAMAN NG UTAK NIYON E

      • jo

        Direct your arguments on the topic posted.

        We are talking about the action done by PDI to Vicente. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    dapat lang talaga mag apologize kau..  hahaha.

  • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

    WALA NA YUNG MGA COMMENTS????

    ok. snapshots. goodthing i always keep lots of windows open. Remembrance

  • Melmina

    Alam mo na ngayon kanino side inq?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    halata bias un inquirer. kaya ndi aq bumibili ng inquirer.  hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    headline apology dapat.. hahaha

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Concededly, yes they made a mistake, albeit an honest mistake. And they apologized.

    The Coronatics however are quick to gloat on this but are unmindful of the fact that their hero, Jose Roy III, has in the past maligned  people the latest of which is the  bogus allegation that 100 million bribe were given to Senators.

    What a dirty player this very ugly beast is. If his pictures were posted here, he would have every reason to complain. Taken at any angle, his pictures are all unflattering, worst ugly.

    Pati budhi nito pangit. And I refuse to apologize to him. (In fact I again edited this post to change “ugly” to “very ugly”)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

      marcos is the best president in philippine history..

    • TGM_ERICK

      An honest mistake?  who do you think you’re fooling!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LN5IOJGNBB7XU7J4JQKTSP46AI Bartolome

    Can sincerity be felt in written words?

  • Gurruod

    3 hours ago ang daming nagcomment dito sa news na ito.

    Binura na?

    Alam na!

    • boypalaban

      ANONG ALAM NA?
      CURIOUS AKO.
      SI PIOLO AT KC NA ULIT?

  • shalom shalom

    kakadismaya

  • carlorocci

    Respect naman kasi sa mga tao na kinukunan ng picture….Ito rin yun nirereklamo ni ERAP dati, ng siya ay presidente pa.. Ganoon din si GMA…Kinukunan ng stolen shot na katawa-tawa ang histura tapos front page pa…. INQ, shame on you….

  • Fulpol

    fearless views, balance news…

    pero insensitive sa kapansanan ng isang ordinaryong mamamayan… nahindi naman politiko, hindi suspect sa crime, hindi lawyer, at hindi government official…

    ano bang klaseng journalism yan PDI??? nakakahiya.. kung sa ibang bansa, sinugod na ang opisina ninyo…

    hahah
    hahahah
    hahahahah

    • boypalaban

      SENSITIVE BA YAN, E TATAWA TAWA KA PA?

    • Gurruod

      This forum can be manipulated. Mag like ka, hindi magregister. Alam mo na.

  • Amboypinoy1

    Oks pala ang inquirer. hindi na dapat sila magapologize. natatawa lang ako sa mga mukha ni demetrio vicente parang retarded siya. ha ha ha ha Numero uno hypocrito si atty roy dahil ininsulto niya ang senado at ang binigay lang sa kanya ay reprimand lang.

    • Fulpol

      Amboypinoy1

      bro, ang bastos mo sa taong may physical na kapansanan…

      • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

        to polpol,

        Look at you, you have maligned the President and his relatives before. B0gok. How hipocrite can you get

        The audacity.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

        marcos is the best president in the philippine history..

      • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

        to albert,

        after or before Lam-ang?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

        past and present..  marcos is the best.

      • thadeothadeo

        He maligns PNoy here in this forum, like Corona is being maligned by his critics.  But they are normal and healthy people who occupy high official government positions, not a simple poor stroke victim who was just asked to give testimony about what he knows.

      • Amboypinoy1

        bastos talaga ako pati sayo dahil bagay ka sa mental hospital o kaya sa philippine veterans kasama mo ang mahal mo na si gloria arroyo. puwede mo ang buntisin si glo.

    • rudy9551

      Pu Tang ina mo boypalaban!!baklang ama mo! Ma stroke sana magulang mo

      • boypalaban

        PIKON,,,YEYYEYEYYE… IKAW SANA HALIKAN NG TATAY MO PWET NI CORONA HABANG NAKATINGIN NANAY MO

      • boypalaban

        KUNG PWEDE LANG GUSTO KO IKAW ANG TATAY KO.
        MUKHA KANG SWEET…GAYA NI MIDAS…FAFA, ANDITO NA ANG IYONG ALIBUGHANG ANAK….

      • Gurruod

        Kilala mo kaya ang baklang tunay. Hindi si Midas. Ang playboy kuno yon ang bakla. HMMMMM. Alam na.

      • boypalaban

        DI BA IKAW TATAY KO?

    • sanjuan683

      di bali pagdating ng panahon maiistroke ka rin at tatawanan ka rin. heheheheheheh wha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sanjuan683

      Ok lang kung retarded huag lang na ABNOY tulad ng presidente mo.  hehehehehehe Menber siya sa national mental hosp. heheheheheheheheh wha!!!!!!

      • Amboypinoy1

        hindi abnoy si pareng pnoy. paano siya naging abnoy kung ibinoto siya ng mga tao. suwerte lang si pnoy at wala na kayo magagawa. magsama na kayo ni vicente parehong mga mongoloid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TC46S7LGKRYWE3ZQQMRSOR6R5I Mimilk

    bastos 

  • Gurruod

    Binubora nga nila ang anything that will harm them and their boss. Okay lang. We can do it in Twitter and FB naman e.

  • Fulpol

    pag masakit sa mata ng PDI, agad uubra ang..

    sweeper nila…

    ang bilis nawala ang mga comments..

    masakit kasi..

    hahaha
    hahahaha
    hahahahah

    • Gurruod

      Subokan mong is praise si PNoy at ang ginawa nila against Mr. Vicente, hindi nila buburahin.

      • boypalaban

        PAANO KUNG DALAWA ANG PINE-PRAISE?
        PRAISE CORONA!
        PRAISE PNOY!

        BUBURAHIN KAYA ITO?

      • Gurruod

        Burahin pa rin. Kasi gusto nila isa lang ang sikat…ang amo mo.

  • e4e5

    From 43 to 24.  Minus 8 equals 16.   Sa susunod na testigo minus eleven equals 5.

    • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

       2.Nc3

  • Fulpol

    PDI, halatang bias kayo para sa prosecution at against sa defense.

    hindi kayo nag-research muna kung bakit ganun ang behavior ni Vicente..

    gusto ninyo kasing ipalabas na isa siyang sinungaling base sa kanyang mga movements..

    nakakahiya kayo… hindi lang insensitive sa isang ordinaryong tao kundi isang irresponsableng pamamahayag ang ginawa ninyo dahil hindi muna kayo nag-investigate.

    kung credible si Vicente as witness, ang PDI nawalan ng credibility dahil sa pagiging insensitive at halatang pro-prosecution at anti-defense.

    PDI, waaaaaaaaaa !!!!

    hahaha
    ahahah
    hhhh 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XOP6PG5GVYLZ6HTRZ7PJAIMQYE Jane

    This is a government controlled media.  I will no longer go to this website starting now.  They can influence themselves and look utterly like you know what.

    • Gurruod

      There is no controlling of media. PDI is from the start pro Aquinos. This was used by people who wanted Marcos out. Until today, they support the Aquinos and Cojuangcos. Let us check it out why.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/5VMXRVIDTQMZXG6TCLZYJYV2AM Pedro

        parepareho lang din sila ng abiased-cbn…

      • alexfrommactan

        PDIs founders are anti-marcos so they must have viewed Aquinos as the good guys. One of the founders is Feliciano Belmontes wife, and Belmonte is currently the speaker of the lower house who lead Coronas impeachment to please Aquino.

        But still its good for PDI to apologize. Its better than insisting they did nothing wrong.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMYKXVGXH2AEDM5SGCT5IH2YYM CoreD

    *ttp://getrealphilippines.com/blog/2012/03/is-the-philippine-daily-inquirer-making-fun-of-demetrio-vicentes-physical-challenges see this

  • Victor Magallanes

    Isagani Yambot must really turning in his grave now. Not only did they published the pictures but also deleted most of the comments. Oh well.

  • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Ok, guys,

    Pro-Pnoys
    Pro-Coronas
    Pro-Gloria
    Pro-Truth

    Hindi na-erase yung original Article, the proper term was relocated.

    The last entry is still there, my query may have triggered the relocation.
    I apologize to Inquirer too, for asking that stupid question.

    I may have to reset.

    God Bless all

    iamivanpavlovGMAIL

  • silvershade

    PDI has laways been bias against Corona. When it was prosecution’s turn to present their witnesses, the frontpage headlines presents damaging effect to Corona, kahit nasabon na ang prosecution.  Now, it’s defense’s turn to present their witnesses, as usual damaging pa rin ang frontpage headlines even though napakabigat ng testimonies ng mga witnesses in favor of Corona.  PDI = Pnoy Die-hard Inc.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

      tama ka

  • Nald_Ap

    PDI definitely showed its bias in favor of the administration. 

  • nanikalluka

    Very disappointing Phil. Daily Inquirer. 

    Editor: Pls. ask yourself if hindi “in bad taste” and “malicious” yang front page ninyo. If para sa ‘yo hindi kaya na publish yan BUT very blatant sa aming mga readers na hindi fair yung photos and write up.. eh ba’t ka pa naging editor wala ka namang utak???

    YOUR PAPER REEK OF BIAS. KAYO ANG NAPAHIYA SA GINAWA NYO. If you want to put somebody in a bad light at least do it with class. Para kayong walang pinag-aralan. SO LOW.

  • Viva_Scola

    This is such a CRASS, TASTELESS, INSENSITIVE LOW BLOW by the Inquirer. Claiming that these were his only available photos is a lame excuse. If you’ve got some actual data/information that discredits this witness, why not just report it and let the facts speak for themselves? VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE INQUIRER!

  • acdc4ever

    what if si Isagani Yambot ang naging ganyan at ipapalabas sa ibang newspaper. No. 1 nga kayo mga bastos naman useless din being No. 1…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWFMXIZJLZ4APWVBELQ3OFP674 Ronilo

    Mahapdi ba? kayo anong tawag niyo sa Pangulo ng pilipinas? Kay Drilon? mahilig kayong bumanat, pero kung mabanatan naman kayo, parang pati si rizal damay niyo na. buti hanggang marcos lang.

    • asking alexandria

      SUBUKAN MONG MAGKASTROKE NG MALAMAN MO ANONG PAGHIHIRAP ANG MARANASAN MO! E SILA DRILON,AQUINO STROKE VICTIM BA?  HINDI KAYA WAG MONG IKUMPARA SI MANG VICENTE SA MGA PANATIKO MO!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      is that it? you think its about politics? mr. vicente is not a public official. he is a witness because of a transaction he entered more than 20 years ago. you don’t think he is owed some measure of respect because he happened to testify in favor of a person against the persons you idolize? truly, venom, hate and partisanship have no boundaries with you people. you cannot even distinguish where to draw the line.

    • http://survey.boxpinoy.com/corona.php Rare Earthling

      It’s normal for public servants to be labled, talked about, questioned, unliked by the citizen, but it’s not proper for a widely circulated broadsheet to print something like that. I will not be surprised if a suit is filed against PDI. You cannot justify that.

  • merciless_dude

    One thing is for certain: Inquirer, a clear part of Yellow Media, stooped down so low that they want to make fool of a pitiful 70 year old stroke victim just because he is a witness of the defense who clearly made part of the prosecution’s evidence useless. Inquirer, we already know you are Aquino’s lapdog, but I didn’t expect you will go down to an abysmal level of insensitivity and unprofessionalism

  • raflaydo

    Moral of the lesson? PDI, enlist Rupert Jacinto among your photographers. Para glamorous shots ng defense witnesses ang mailabas niyo! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VATX47SXTNPKNMPTUHKM7YAN4U Karen

    Very disappointing but I’m not surprised that PDI would come up with this. Obvious to its cling to the Administration, love for the prosecution and inability to be fair. May everybody in PDI experience a stroke, and may someone take a photo of you in your worst condition. I may be Catholic but there’s nothing wrong in believing in KARMA.

    tsk tsk tsk … SHAME!

    • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

      to Karen,
      Concededly, yes they made a mistake, albeit an honest mistake. And they apologized.

      The Coronatics however are quick to gloat on this but are unmindful of the fact that their hero, Jose Roy III, has in the past maligned people the latest of which is the bogus allegation that 100 million bribe were given to Senators.

      What a dirty player this very ugly beast is. If his pictures were posted here, he would have every reason to complain. Taken at any angle, his pictures are all unflattering, worst ugly.

      Pati budhi nito pangit. And I refuse to apologize to him. (In fact I again edited this post to change “ugly” to “very ugly”)

      • obionekenobi

        your all alone here

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QIGQUHYNJSVZ7N6WMPTX4HPC5A Desert Fox

        Wow, taking a swipe at his integrity is below the belt. Just shows you have no class. Just like what I mentioned in my previous post that this witness is credible and is not lying as Sen. Osmeña himself believed this witness to be very credible as he had run a background check on him and was proven for a fact that he really lived there. So stop the hatred against the old man already. It is not his fault if he is just telling the truth w/c disproves the little evidence the prosecution have against Corona. Grow up already.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LMNFXJGA5FWWHJMLGIG4UMS5EQ Cheche

    oh kita nyu na tangalin nyu pa?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerrylb Gerry Los Banos

    PDI, do you think Gani Yambot would have approved of what you did? I think not, he had class.  Whoever decided to highlight that photo has none whatsoever.  It was insensitive and irresponsible, and this half-baked “apology” does not make things any better.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LMNFXJGA5FWWHJMLGIG4UMS5EQ Cheche

    yes yambot will sure approved it,,,,,,d kind of journalism is wht d  PDI is …..

  • WendellGlennDrWendsCagape

    this is apparently an editorial lapse on the part of PDI and apologies were issued as a result. However, true, the illustrious and grand Gani Yambot would never have approved such low class act. I am rather disappointed at how lowly can PDI go to get the message across considering it to be one of the premier daily in this Republic. 

  • KenKhoy

    what happened to ”balanced news , fearless views

    ///quote///
    Integrity
    we abide by the principles of honesty, Fairnes, and incorruptability in our journalistic business and interpersonal conduct. though these ,we establish our credibility and become worthy of the trust of our stakeholders”

    //////////unquote///////////////////

  • akosingoyngoy

    This will be my last time visiting this site.  I had enough of your biased b*llshits Inqiurer.  Yes, this is a boycott.  Goddbye!

    • boypalaban

      BOY COTT O BUY CAT.MAGKANO NA ANG PUSA NGAYON?
      PWEDE BANG SIOPAO YAN?

      • asking alexandria

        boy wag kang mag-asal tanga.

      • boypalaban

        SIMPLENG MAMAMAYAN LANG PO AKO.
        SANA UNAWAIN NINYO ANG AKING SIMPLENG MGA PANANAW

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWFMXIZJLZ4APWVBELQ3OFP674 Ronilo

    rapplerdotcom/newsbreak/2429-corona-lied-about-academic-honors

    • http://survey.boxpinoy.com/corona.php Rare Earthling

      Thanks for the link. Pro Arroyos will hate you for this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYSEPM7BIAEMCNNASWOWQ5RTKY Ang Kampanero

    ang babastos pala ninyo, mga walang modo

  • http://www.facebook.com/vqcaguimbal Victor Quina Caguimbal

    Kilala ang family nila sa Marikina na si Demetrio Vicente ang nag mamay-ari di ba kayo nag research at di na kayo naawa na stroke victim yung tao.

    • fairtruth

      tumpak…ito ba ang uri ng newspaper nyo na kahit kapansanan ng isang tao ay pagtatawanan..ano ba naman….Is that the proper way how to discredit a witness?

  • Nic Legaspi

    The Inquirer has long published unflattering photos of GMA in the past, and we’ve never complained. But for a 70-year old stroke victim… very inappropriate! Sanctions should be levied on this paper.

    • jo

      The Chief Editor and its Staff have forgotten to value people with “RESPECT”. They have been used to “making fun” of Former Pres. GMA in previous years, they thought they can do the same to other people. 

      Is responsible journalism has long been gone?

      Too bad our country is overly politicized. 

      I feel sorry for Vicente. He is a stroke survivor twice.

  • asking alexandria

    DI NA ULIT AKO BIBILI NG NEWSPAPER NYO. DI NAMAN TAMA NA GAWING KALOKOHAN ANG KALAGAYAN NI MR. VICENTE. HINDI PO JOWK ANG PAGKAKAROON NG STROKE. 2 TIMES NYANG NILABANAN ANG STROKE. AT ANG GINAWA NYO SA KALAGAYAN NYA E KALOKOHAN. UNETHICAL! BILANGIN NYO NA AKO SA ISA NA DI NA ULIT BIBILI NG PAHAYAGAN NYO!

  • alexrmadriaga

    Even me the publication of these photos is distasteful, disgusting but it’s good the Publisher accepted their serious mistake, and ask sorry and apology even the effects, the blots are already there, so hard to erase already. While there are some out there who obviously corrupted, robbed us - Filipinos, and yet they are very persistent that they have done anything wrong. They are even using God to cover their evil ways.

  • Armel Madsen

    You should publish an apology in your front page tomorrow, not on Facebook.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XOWEHIPSEAPJ2NP3UFZJUOVTI Art

    The damage has been done. That exposes your intent to make fun and discredit Mr. Vicente as witness! So unprofessional.

    Pati ba naman Inquirer bahagi na rin ng Yellow Propaganda? Bahala na ABiaSed-CBN at si Raissa sa role na iyan. Given na yan. Pero pati ba naman kayo?

    • Gurruod

      Sinabi mo pa. Since it was born sometime 1983 or 1984.

    • fairtruth

      The damage has been done!   Its a reflection of your partiality.  Hope starting today,  you will show respect to individuals specially the aged and sickly ones no matter what your political inclination is…..

  • boboinquirer

    AYAW MAG POST UNG COMMENT KO….CENSORSHIP SA INQUIRER…WHATS NEW, IF INQUIRER CAN GO LOWER THAN TABLOID, NO SENSE OF DECENCY, SIGURO CENSORHIP IS OK TO INQUIRER….HAY SANA WALA NG MAG BASA SA WALANG KWENTANG DYARYO NYO…CHE!!!!!

  • jo

    Making fun of a stroke victim is very rude and unprofessional. 

    Where is your ethics guys?

    You are still proud to be called “Journalist?” **eye-roll**

  • Kurosaki Ichigo

    To sum it all, it can be concluded that what we have right now are irresponsible journalism, day in day out. Journalist who claim to be professionals yet void of ethical standards. Its unfortunate to have this kind of writers and publishers that would fly this low to sell papers. If not for other worthwhile articles, one might easily mistaken this paper, at first glance, as tabloid quality.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

    yong mga galit sa inquirer–eh di pagalitan nyo rin yong mga pinagtatawanan si vicente nung hearing mismo kung totoo nga ang sinasabi nyong nilait nga ng inquirer si vicente. kasi sa hearing pa lang, lait na lait na si vicente dun. pinigilan ba ni enrile ang pagtatawanan at hagikhikan? hindi! banat kayo ng banat against inquirer, pero kung makapagmura naman kayo at maka-name calling sa mga tao sa mga comments nyo ganun-ganun na lang.

    • boypalaban

      IBA ANG ALAM NILA NA TAMA.MAY SARILI SILANG BERSYON NG TAMA.
      GAYA NI CORONA, MAY SARILING KATOTOHANAN.KAYA SINUNGALING ANG MADRE.SIYA LANG ANG TAMA,TOTOO,KATOTOHANAN,TRUTH,…

    • Gurruod

      Hindi sa kanyang anyo sila tumawa. Tumawa kamin sa kanyang istilong sumagot. I was there iside the Senate. Huwag na kayong palusot. Kung sa Bisaya, sakspan na kamo!

      • boypalaban

        ALAM BA NI MR.VICENTE NA SA SAGOT NIYA KAYO TUMATAWA? E KUNG ISIPIN NIYON DAHIL SA ITSURA NIYA. TAMA BA YON, MAGTAWA KAHIT MAY NA-STROKE KASI KATAWA TAWA ANG STYLE PAG SUMASAGOT?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      so in short, to your mind, it was perfectly ok for the inquirer to humiliate, demean and make fun of mr. vicente because he was laughed at the impeachment court? my goodness. the strained logic of you people.

      • asking alexandria

        LAKAS KASI NG PINALASON SAKANYA NG YELLOW MEDIA. MS. KULASA. SUBUKAN MONG MARANASAN NG STROKE NG ISANG ARAW. AT REPLYAN MO TO PAGKATAPOS. SABIHIN MO ANONG PAKIRAMDAM NG MAGKASTROKE.

      • boypalaban

        E YUNG LASON SA UTAK NI BRENDAMAGE NA NAGMUMURA SA HARAP NG MARAMING TAO AT MAY MGA BATANG NANONOOD SA TELEBISYON, OK BA YON?

    • thadeothadeo

      Inquirer may have apologized, but the hurt has been made.  They should have have done more than that if they want to redeem their reputation as “Balanced News, Fearless Views”.  Where do you see the balance?  Looks like the fearlessness was about the temerity to make fun of people with infirmities.

    • violet55

      Kulasa, I never heard or noticed when I watched the hearing from start to finish that there are people who are giggling or laughing at Mr. Vicente.  I don’t know why you said ”
      lait na lait na si vicente dun. pinigilan ba ni enrile ang pagtatawanan at hagikhikan?” when there’s nothing of that sort.  If ever there were people doing that as what you claimed, I don’t think Enrile will allow it.  I guess you’re just making stories.  With what you’re saying, it seems you approve of what Inquirer did.  Shame on you!!

  • boypalaban

    KUNG SAKALI SI ABNOY AT SI OINK OINK DRILON ANG BINASTOS ANG PICTURE, MAGAGALIT DIN BA KAYO?

    NAGTATANONG LANG.
    TINANONG KO NA YAN KANINA,DI AKO MASAGOT.

    • adam_d_ant

      paano babastosin eh kakampi … ikaw naman o ….

      pero madami kang makikita ngayon na mga “digs” patungkol ke aquino so yahoo, facebook …

      ex:  kumakanta si retard ke grace
             grace:  noy, hirap dampotin ang kanta mo
             retard:  bakit, ganda ba?
             grace: hindi, basag eh ..

      • boypalaban

        DI MO PA RIN MASAGOT ANG SIMPLENG TANONG KO.
        WAG KA MAG-ALALA, DI AKO PANATIKO NI PNOY.

      • adam_d_ant

        yong mga me sayad be sinasagot?

      • boypalaban

        SI CORONA TAX EVASION
        IKAW EVADING THE ISSUE

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

       hindi ako magagalit. matatawa ako. wala ka naman sisirain pa sa hitsura nila. kahit saan mo tingnan abnoy at oink oink talaga sila.

      • boypalaban

        KITAM…DOUBLE STANDARD KA RIN…BAYARAN NI PNOY,BALIMBING.KUNWARI PA KONTRA KAY ABNOY

  • adam_d_ant

    to those who were disappointed, isama n’yo ako.  pero inquirer already asked for an apology  .. i also agree with the reasoning of some – dapat nasa front page din kasi nasa front page inilagay ang “offensive” pictures.  pero kadalasan ang apology andoon sa loob na hindi halos nakikita.  ito ang kagawian sa lahat ng diyaryo .

    and to those who complain about censorship, try to join philstar’s forum … the phil star of soliven, benigno and beltran is long gone ….. philstar is nothing but a puppet of the belmontes.  the worst kind of censorship is now practiced by what used to be a fearless newspaper.

    ewan kung napapansin ng mga supporters ni aquino na ang media halos nagbubulag-bulagan sa mga ginagawa ng palasyo  …

    • boypalaban

      IKAW BULAG KA SA PAGSAMBA KAY CORONAMPATUAN

    • asking alexandria

      THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE! WAG MONG IBASE ANG IBANG PAHAYAGAN DITO SER! 

      PDI, UNETHICAL AT IT’S FINEST!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

    Boycott this paper! Mga bayaran ng Aquino Clan!

    • boypalaban

      INTERNET ITO,DI ITO PAPEL

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

         duh. wag ka masyado matalino dude, di bagay sayo. hahaha

      • boypalaban

        BAGAY TAYO,PERO MAS LUSAW UTAK MO,UTAK MAGNANAKAW

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

         dude easy lang sa drugs nahahalata ka na. haha peace men!

      • boypalaban

        PEACE….AAAAH LAKAS TAMA.
        ANYWAYS, KAHIT KINOKONTRA KO KAYO, SA TOTOO LANG DI AKO PABOR SA GINAWA NG INQUIRER.DI TALAGA TAMA.
        MAY IBA KASI PURO PINTAS PERO KAPAG GINAWA SA KAKAMPI NILA,DAMING SINASABING DI MAGANDA.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

         Boycott this internet (this is not paper!)! Mga bayaran ng Aquino Clan!

        Happy?

      • boypalaban

        ISAMA MO NA COJUANGCO CLAN

  • asking alexandria

    I WILL SUE PDI FOR THIS KIND OF INSULT. 1 MILLION PESOS PER COPIES THAT PUBLISHED

    -INTERAKSYON.COM COMMENTATOR

    • boypalaban

      TATAHIIN MO INQUIRER?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

         si boy palaban si PNOY yan nag trotroll. haha

      • boypalaban

        ABNOY DIN BA AKO?
        DI  KO IDOL YAN.
        ISA LANG AKONG SIMPLENG MAMAMAYAN.
        AYOKO RIN KAY PNOY, MAY DUE TIME DIN YAN.

    • http://twitter.com/ladydadida Favie Paulino

      GO GO GO!!!!

    • jo

      You are saying that PDI should be sued and be punished?

      If this is done for the following reasons1. “To set an example to all journalist not to play around and make fun of ordinary people”2. To uphold the dignity of the victim.

      3. To maintain “responsible journalism”

      Y-E-S  Please!  

      I believe that responsible journalism has been abused not once but several times, media always gets away with it.

  • Raymond Oliva

    i am neither pro or anti-corona, but as a doctor who has seen how stroke patients recover from illness, how you showcased pictures of a stroke victim is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE!!! shame on the photojournalist and your editors…

  • fairtruth

    Bakit nagmamadali kayo? Gusto nyo bang ma-rattle ang defense sa kanilang presentation?  Eh ang daming pinepresent ng prosecution eh papano ma-i-explain ng depensa ang lahat sa isang witness  lang?  MAG-ISIP KAYO…..I-CONNECT YANG FACTS AT TESTIMONY TO ARRIVE AT ONE SOLID EVIDENCE….Si Trillianes ay dakdak ng dakdak.di alam ang pinagsasabi…..Ayaw kasi marining ang depense na unti-unting kinain lahat ng inacussed ng prosecution..imagine from 45 properties  to 24..ngayon 21 nalang minus yong 7 properties na naprove ni vicente..eh ilan nalang …14 nalang.?  darating tayo diyan….mag-antay kayo..hindi pwedeng dumiritso tayo sa isang pakay o magshort cut katulad ng pag-ALSA SA GOBYERNO…para lang makuha ang gusto natin..MAY SISTEMANG DAPAT SUNDIN mi amigos y amigas

    • thadeothadeo

      That’s how cruel and unjust prejudice is..  The accused has been judged guilty before he has started its defence, but the critics of Corona would not hear anything about the evidence.  How much more accept the credibility of the evidence?  Prejudice and hatred is a potent combination to to human degradation.

  • m1600

    A remember years ago when inquirer banner on its headline the stiff body of  10 or more  soldiers  lying on t he floor of a  6×6 truck their blood  still caked on their uniforms the head line says MR. PRESIDENT  HERE ARE YOUR SOLDIERS.  Erap was then the president. Nuon pa man ginagawa na ito ng Inquirer! WALANG RESPETO !! the soldiers were killed by NPA using land mine,

  • gusmania

    how low could PDI be. very disgusting, how could you do this to a senior citizen who had a stroke. what have he done wrong, he did the right thing testifying and just complying upon the request of the defense. i really feel pity for him and he does not deserve what you have done posting such photos.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    special thanks and congratulations to blogger boypalaban. you have valiantly defended the humiliation and insult of mr. vicente as right and correct, even blessed by Holy Pnoy, St. Cory and Blessed drilon. tama ka. dapat insultuhin, biruin at pagtawanan si mr. vicente dahil testigo siya ni corona. kung nasaktan siya, buti nga sa kaniya di ba? (disclaimer: intelligent people can tell this is sarcasm).

    • asking alexandria

      sabagay wala kang relatives or first hand naranasan ang stroke kaya kung ganyan ka nalang magcommento. walang kinalama si corona sa issue na to, wag kang tanga.

      • boypalaban

        DI MO NAINTINDIHAN ANG IBIG SABIHIN NI DARWIN. DI KA INTELLIGENT AYON SA KANYA

    • boypalaban

      MAY SINULAT BA AKONG INSULTO KAY MR.VICENTE?
      PAKI-POST NGA DITO.
      MAY SINANG-AYUNAN BA AKO NA DAPAT SIYANG INSULTUHIN?
      SABLAY KA TALAGA KAHIT KAILAN.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDWBHA4RV3DRLMCJTT23LPRM7M eli

         Si boy palaban matalino. kaya lang kagaya siya ni Shane sa The Walking Dead. He is his own worst enemy. Be nice naman kuya. :D

      • boypalaban

        THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT.
        PERO IN ALL HONESTY, SINASABI KO LANG NAMAN NA WAG TAYO DOUBLE STANDARD SA MGA PANANAW. DI  PA KASI AKO SINASAGOT NG MGA MAKA CORONA E. KUNG SI ABNOY O SI OINK OINK GINAWAN NG GANYAN, MAG-UUMAPAW DIN BA ANG GALIT NYO? YUN LANG.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        hinde kasi kahit anong anggulo sa kamera, panget talaga si Pnoy Abnoy at Baboy Drilon.

        hopeless cases, ika nga.

      • thadeothadeo

        No.  Decent men have the same standards when it comes to foul deeds.  I don’t want to disrespect PNoy or Sen Drilon, and I would be indignant if they were treated to the same humiliation. 

        Hindi ito dapat personalan.

      • violet55

        First Inquirer will never do that to, may i borrow your words, Abnoy and Oink Oink so we will never have a chance to be angry!!! Yun lang!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        hoy boypalamunin!!! overtime ka na.

        wala ba kayong pahinga diyan sa Malacanang???

        baka hinde ka binabayaran ng overtime pay ha.

      • boypalaban

        GUSTO KO IKAW MR.BALASUBAS ANG MAGBAYAD SA AKIN

      • Gurruod

        Sinasangayunan mo ang PDI on Mr. Vicente.

      • boypalaban

        HINDI! HINDI! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CBQUBZ57HSE5ZBACCWSQSRZ2LU serious

    dahil sa sobrang takaw ninyo na mapatalsik si CJ Corona pati yung kapansanan ng tao o ng witness ni Ginoong Demetrio ay hindi man lang ninyo iginalang…Napaka-insensitibo ninyo!!! Makapagbalita lang kayo para lang sa sarili ninyong interes? 

    • boypalaban

      E KUNG SI ABNOY O SI OINK OINK DRILON ANG NASA GANYANG KALAGAYAN AT INILATHALA NG INQUIRER,KUNG SAKALI LANG,  GANYAN DIN BA ANG MARARAMDAMAN MONG NAGPUPUYOS SA GALIT?

      • jo

        @Boy palaboy 

        Direct your arguments on the topic posted.
        We are talking about the action done by PDI to Vicente.

        @repost:disqus

      • boypalaban

        ISA PA ITONG EVADING THE ISSUE, TRUTH HURTS IKA NGA

      • jo

        your arguments are non-sense.

      • boypalaban

        nonsense to those who cannot comprehend a simple argument presented.
        please review your rules of basic syllogism.

      • jo

        Non-sense to those people who are close-minded.

      • boypalaban

        nasagot na po ni guruod,pakibasa na lang. baka sakaling matuto ka ng tamang pakikipagtalastasan.

      • jo

        Pakibasa po ulit yong sabi ko..

        Yong topic po dito yong paano nababoy si Vicente.. Yong argumento niyo po kong sakaling mangyari yon kay PNOY at Drilon (Ang layo naman). Paano mo maihaha-intulad yong sitwasyong ni PNOY at Drilon sa isang taong dalawang beses ng na-stroke…..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        hinde gagawin ng Inquirer yan.

        kagaya mo BOYPALAMUNIN, pinapalamon din ng Malacanang ang Inquirer.

        isauli nyo mga buwis namin mga hunghang!!!

      • boypalaban

        EXCUSE ME, BAKA MAS MALAKI PA ANG TAX NA BINABAYARAN KO KESA SA SWELDO MO.
        TSAKA BAKIT DI MO MASAGOT NG OO O HINDI LANG PLUS KONTING PALIWANAG?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        baka gusto mong pagsasampalin kita ng pera???

        kawawa naman ang pera… baka mapunit sa kapal at gaspang ng pagmumukha mo.

        and to answer your stupid query:

        NO AMOUNT OF BAD PHOTOGRAPHY IS NEEDED TO CAST UGLINESS UPON THE HOPELESSLY UGLY MUGS OF PNOY ABNOY AND BABOY DRILON

        ika nga, kahit anung angle, walang magandang kuha sa kamera ang napakapanget na Pangulo at Senador.

      • boypalaban

        sablay talaga mr. double standard

      • boypalaban

        pwede basta papel, ayoko ng coins.
        yan namintas ka na naman…tsk tsk

      • Gurruod

        Yes, dahil it is uncalled for. Hindi makatao…maka Kristyiano.

      • boypalaban

        yan, yan ang hinihintay kong sagot!
        yung iba kasi ang gusto lang mamintas, pambu-bully yan
        thanks Gurruod!

      • boypalaban

        yan ha isa ako sa nag-like ng sagot mo.
        stop na muna ako magkomento.
        nabasa ko na ang hinihintay kong mabasa.
        again, di ako maka pnoy, di ako maka corona
        lumalagay lang ako sa tama.
        good night folks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/THPA4TLGTVO4UY2WU7A5MZY5C4 Mikka

    To PDI. 

    Please just be careful and mindful with how you frame your pictures and be more sensitive to how people will perceive the photos you include in your paper. Of course what you did was wrong and I, personally, appreciate that you are apologizing for committing such a mistake. However, what is in existence and its impact can never be retracted. Many people indeed were offended by this particular event.

    If you really want to continue being the paper that you are known for, uphold your standards and critically analyze before acting on whatever is required of you.

    • jo

      Just to add to PDI, 

      Stop being “PARTISAN” unless you are being paid to protect some politicians.

  • thadeothadeo

    Inquirer has gone to the extreme in its partiality to the prosecution.  Just because Mr. Vicente is a witness for Corona, he should not be the subject of humiliation and ridicule.  The Inquirer and the Corona critics may hate Corona for whatever reason, but Mr. Vicente has nothing to do with the perceived sins or faults that Corona may have caused to merit their derision.  The eruption of irrationality, brought about by too much propaganda of vilification has made many people possessed by hatred towards Corona, including Mr. Vicente, whose only fault was to testify what he honestly know about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joy-Grace-G-Jerusalem/599241834 Joy Grace G. Jerusalem

    “For this, we sincerely apologize. It is not our intention to disparage Mr. Vicente in any way,” the Inquirer said on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts. (The INQUIRER.net earlier on Wednesday posted a brief statement that was issued initially by the paper.)
    So what was your intention? This is why I read the Philippine Star.

  • AntiAko

    What the Inquirer would do to destroy Corona… Haaaayy… so sad… whatever happened to my favorite newspaper (or “internet” according to boypalaban)?

    • boypalaban

      thanks a lot for giving me credit…

      • alexrmadriaga

        Please enlighten. Where is the credit given to you by AntiAko you are thanking for? “According” means Referring, as what I know.

        Intelligience is vain if use in a brusquely manner.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

    there are limits to being a paid hack, even the Inquirer editors know this.

    is the Malacanang retainer fee too big to resist that Inquirer editors are willing to sacrifice what is left of the little credibility that this yellow rag has???

    there are laws of karma. the Inquirer should not push its luck too far.

    if the Inquirer editors think that just because they survived the Estrada boycott they are invincible, think again because this time this yellow rag is on the side of WRONG. PNOY ABNOY WRONG.

  • voltaire_99

    This is not the first time that Inquirer did this regarding the Corona case.  There was an issue one time ago where Inquirer posted on its front page a picture of Corona together with his wife waving from the supreme court balcony alongside an old picture of Marcos also waving from the Malacanang balcony together with Imelda as if to imply that Corona is of the same league as Marcos.  Inquirer should change its slogan to “Abnoy News, Abnoy Views” from “Balanced News, Fearless Views”!

  • msmakabayan

    Not your intention to disparage him in anyway? It takes a while to choose, edit you photos and stories. It’s not like you didn’t have time or that only one person thought of this. PDI has been so accustomed to demonizing the Chief Justice that it has disensitized itself from compassion for another human being. PDI has been so hell bent in pleasing Noynoy, that it has been willing to dance like a fool and offer the head of Corona in a silver platter! You should not only apologize to Mr. Vicente. No amount of apology can erase the insult, pain and embarrassment you have caused him and his family. And though you cannot take back what you have done, i hope you can think of compensating the old man by paying for his medical bills from hereon!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYSU75JJODXJSSWEJFVCXJ324U Jonathan

    MABUHAY ANG INQUIRER !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    as i was suggesting all along.. this newspaper must change its color to yellow from blue.  its too obvious with the kind of banner stories they carry…  may lamang maka dilaw lagi ang punto ng kanilang news… even comments ng kung sino sinong tao ginagawang headline kung anti arroyo or corona.

  • voltaire_99

    This is not the first time that Inquirer did this
    regarding the Corona case. There was an issue one time ago where Inquirer
    posted on its front page a picture of Corona together with his wife waving from
    the supreme court balcony alongside an old picture of Marcos also waving from
    the Malacanang balcony together with Imelda as if to imply that Corona is of
    the same league as Marcos. Inquirer should change its slogan to “Abnoy News,
    Abnoy Views” from “Balanced News, Fearless Views”!

  • efriend

    Journalistic ethics is neither yellow nor blue nor red.  It is rainbow or universal.  I think it’s a Filipino thing to dwell on the physical (or racial) aspects of individuals.  Look what Arnold Clavio did.  Same thing.  He throws the whole Azkal team under the bus by way of racial slurs.

  • thadeothadeo

    The Inquirer may have apologized but the damage has been done.  They should have done more than just apologize if they want to redeem their “Balanced News, Fearless Views” slogan.  Looks like the balance was tilted against Corona, and the fearlessness was their temerity to make fun of people with infirmities but associated to Corona.

  • maximus_meridius

    This is not the first time that Inquirer did this
    regarding the Corona case. There was an issue one time ago where Inquirer
    posted on its front page a picture of Corona together with his wife waving from
    the supreme court balcony alongside an old picture of Marcos also waving from
    the Malacanang balcony together with Imelda as if to imply that Corona is of
    the same league as Marcos. Inquirer should change its slogan to “Abnoy News,
    Abnoy Views” from “Balanced News, Fearless Views”! Meron naman sila Section Editor at Editor-in-Chief.  How come nakakalusot yung mga ganitong articles?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/THPA4TLGTVO4UY2WU7A5MZY5C4 Mikka

      I know this is no laughing matter, but I just can’t help but do so with the suggested new slogan! Hehe.

      • maximus_meridius

        :Another slogan suggestion:  “PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER – Abnormal News, Biased Views”…

      • violet55

        Good one!!  

    • Dennis Bautista

      Palitan na din nila ang name nila ng “Penoy Daily Inquirer”. Mas maganda di ba, Penoy Daily Inquirer –  Abnoy  News, Biased Views The No. 1 BroadSHIT in the Philippines

  • obionekenobi

    Kahit yung mga title at subtitle ng mga article dilaw na dilaw  parang lahat sa inquirer e may HEPA A(abnoy)

  • obionekenobi

    akala nyo inquirer  e makakalusot kayo…. kalimutan nyo na na mas potent na and social media ngayon… o anong napala nyo

  • obionekenobi

    ABS CBN, learn from this…………  

  • violet55

    You should learn your lesson PDI.  You’ve been very insensitive just so to show your bias against the Chief Justice.  You should post a whole page apology to Mr. Vicente who was only dragged to this case just because he bought the property of Cristina Corona and happened to be related to CJ Corona.  You have done damage to the man and his family who just tried his best to be honest and to tell everyone that that property is his despite his difficulty speaking.  Shame on you PDI!!

  • thadeothadeo

    The Inquirer seems to be gloating at the miseries of people with infirmities just to demonstrate its partisanship.  Soooo low blow.  Soooo distasteful.  Soooo cruel.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    kakahiya talaga itong PDI.. ibenebenta sa taong bayan ang kanilang pagka dilaw… Highly opinionated ang mga headlines at pictures…. 

  • Fulpol

    isang ordinaryong tao, tahimik, may physical infirmities.. tapos ibabandera ang kanyang mukha sa frontpage na iyong newspaper, na nakikita ang kanyang sakit.. 

    malisyoso, maninira, mapang-insulto, insensitive.. at lalo, kabastusan..

    PDI, hindi criminal or corrupt na tao si Vicente para ganyanin ninyo siya.. kabastusan sa isang tao may sakit ang ginawa ninyo..

    nasaan ang ethics ninyo? ang respeto ninyo?

    wala kayong pinagkaiba sa yellow army na pambabastos ang alam…

    malisyoso ang ginawa ninyo para sirain ang depensa at dahil pro-Noynoy kayo? siguro nga…

    grrrr
    grrrrr
    grrrr
    grrrr

  • violet55

    Inquirer.net, March 14, 2012, 3:40pm
    “Roy accused the Inquirer of being biased against Chief Justice Renato Corona by using photos that “demean the image of the witness.”
    “The poor taste of using photographs to suggest or subliminally blacken the reputation of the [Chief Justice] or subliminally disseminate propaganda against the [Chief Justice] and his case is an unfortunate thing,” Roy told reporters.
    “If they can convey their bias through photographs they will try and do it,” Roy told reporters.
    “We think that … the slant against the CJ is quite clear and the slant in favor of the administration is evident,” Roy added.
    Roy reacted to the statement released by Inquirer that those were the only images that they had by saying “of course the only photos they had were the ones that distorted the man’s image. Okay, if that is the level of their competence, then I’m glad they have admitted it.”
    “Maybe we should tell everybody that, the Inquirer is only capable of taking pictures which are unflattering, which are insulting, which demean the image of the witness,” Roy said.”

    What PDI has done is really foul!  PDI should apologize to Mr. Vicente who just happened to be dragged on this issue to show proof that the property is really his.  To make a slant on the issue, PDI has to really put “four” pictures of Mr. Vicente in the front page thinking that posting it is cute!!!  PDI you are HEARTLESS!!!

  • dandreb_lim

    It’s about time to boycott PDI. They just give us the proof of how irresponsible journalism can get. They are showing us now its true colors all these years. If there are some limitations as to the bank secrecy law, would this be a time to limit the freedom of free expression / journalism? It’s about time somebody should stand up against this LOWLY, ARROGANT PRO..PROPAGANDA PROSTITUTE!

  • thadeothadeo

    There is a clear malicious intent by using four close up shots of Mr. Demetrio Vicente in the center of the front page to make it very prominent.  Spare the poor man from your hatred of Corona. 

     Even the senators were having lumps in their throats listening to him struggle to speak.  It was Sen. Drilon who tried to disparage Mr. Vicente, but even his partisanship mellowed by the way Mr. Vicente fumbled trying to locate the documents sought by the senator.  He found it in his heart to refrain from badgering the stroke victim seeing him ill at ease trying to answer his questions.

  • violet55

    From Inquirer, March 14, 2012, 3:40pm

    “Roy accused the Inquirer of being biased against Chief Justice Renato Corona by using photos that “demean the image of the witness.”“The poor taste of using photographs to suggest or subliminally blacken the reputation of the [Chief Justice] or subliminally disseminate propaganda against the [Chief Justice] and his case is an unfortunate thing,” Roy told reporters.“If they can convey their bias through photographs they will try and do it,” Roy told reporters.“We think that … the slant against the CJ is quite clear and the slant in favor of the administration is evident,” Roy added.Roy reacted to the statement released by Inquirer that those were the only images that they had by saying “of course the only photos they had were the ones that distorted the man’s image. Okay, if that is the level of their competence, then I’m glad they have admitted it.”“Maybe we should tell everybody that, the Inquirer is only capable of taking pictures which are unflattering, which are insulting, which demean the image of the witness,” Roy said.”

    What PDI has done is really foul!  PDI should apologize to Mr. Vicente who just happened to be dragged on this issue to show proof that the property is really his.  To make a slant on the issue, PDI has to really put “four” pictures of Mr. Vicente in the front page thinking that posting it is cute!!!  PDI you are HEARTLESS!!!

    • TGM_ERICK

      Photographers on the take!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QWEHUZ475QN6IF5WIVOBFZRIII Ace

    Where is the apologies? BOYCOTT PDI. PLEASE ADVERTISERS PULL OUT YOUR ADS NOW. PULL OUT YOUR ADS
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    • CitizenGreen

      What about boycott the advertisers of PDI? Who are they? List natin dito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QWEHUZ475QN6IF5WIVOBFZRIII Ace

    BOYCOTT PDI. THEY SHOULD BE TAUGHT WITH A LESSON a very hard one!
    PULL OUT YOUR ADS FROM PDI
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julius-Bernadas/1090958785 Julius Bernadas

    The Damaged has been done!!!

  • PinoyAkoPinoyTayo

    The prosecution failed to crack the witness and prove he is not credible. So here comes Inquirer to the rescue trying to mock and make fun of the poor old guy, was stroked 2x, is a private citizens, only earns enough to support himself and could not afford a lawyer. The best that Inquirer can do is apologize FRONT PAGE and BANNER HEADLINE!! Inquirer has stooped down the level of tabloid just to help PNoy!

    Nowhere in any of the story of Inquirer did they mention that Mr. Vicente used to have a business, sold his house and earned Php 3.5M (in 1990 value) and used that money to purchase the land. They have hidden this information so their readers will make the wrong conclusion, it is a basic psychological trick, but it works. So dear Inquirer readers, you’ve just been taken for a ride by INQ.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VBM5QQOMLKQS4TA5V5G73ZK42M Modeson

      noted with thanks…. certainly insensitive, no doubt about it.

  • glycerlean

    hayyy naku pdi, araw araw pa naman kita binabasa kahit na mejo napapansin ko na kumikiling ka sa gobyerno ni abnoy. ang gusto ko lng dto eh ung makakapag comment ako dto sa dsqus. tigilan nyo muna tong katarantanduhan nato. kung tlgang patas kayo kunan nyo rin ng pics si pnoy na mkha syang abnoy…kaya nyo ba un? ung tipong parang tutulo na ung laway nya hehehe kaso lugi kasi mkhang un ang natural na pics ni pnoy nyahahhaa! bsta sablay pa rin kyo sa part nato, di na kayo naawa sa matanda.

  • CitizenGreen

    PDI editors, how do you sleep at night? Will viralling unflattering photos of you and your relatives, victims of stroke/cancer/MS/down syndrome make you understand the pain you have caused others? 
    PDI editors, how do you sleep at night? How do you live with yourselves?

  • maximus_meridius

    To the Inquirer people.  I thought you prided yourself to be at the forefront of modern journalism.  Yun pala “trash” and “hogwash” journalism.  I suggest na mag publish na lang kayo ng tabloid at pangalanan nyo na “BULGAR INQUIRER”.  Invite nyo si “Xerex Xaviera” na mag sulat ng column sa bago nyong dyaryo!  Bagay sa dyaryo nyo pambalot ng daeng at tuyo sa palengke! Pwe!

  • James Tiu

    I’m going to miss my McDo breakfast with free Inquirer.

    I’ll go for Jollibee longanisa breakfast with free Philippine Star. 

    • maximus_meridius

      Naku, isa rin yung Philippine Star na yan. Wala rin pinagkaiba sa Inquirer yan.  Di mo ba alam na dyaryo ng mga Belmonte (balimbing, oportunista) yan?

      • James Tiu

        Philippine Star does not go down to this level. 

      • James Tiu

        At saka hindi na ako sanay mag breakfast sa Tropical Hut hahaha.

  • berdeng_leon

    it’s sad, it’s insensitive..but i ask all of you, who perpetrated all these?these are the basic realities we have to swallow day in day out, with this vindictive government of ours, coupled with lies of the previous one, they are the ones putting this poor man on the spot, PDI is just in the middle of it..don’t be hypocrites…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    Sana ipi-nost din ang picture ni Cory sa frontpage ng Inquirer noong namimilipit ito sa sakit during her dying days with cancer.

    How about that inquirer?

    Kaya niyo ba yan?

    • BadingsiMichaelAngelo1

       hindi kaya ng PDI yan..they can not do that to their masters

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YXZND23FYSGHSPSS2LLPDCHFSE cholo

    utterly disrespectful. it was CLEARLY done with malicious intention.  If truly it was only the pictures available, a photo could have been enough, but you salivated too much and posted FOUR pictures.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRPMMGGDHZZ4HLPBQEGIR3WP24 Comet

    PDI!!!!! HOW COULD YOU!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CocoyRuiz Ryan Jose Ruiz III

    sobrang bastos nyo, walang respeto sa matanda…it really pains me reading your front page…totally disgusting! is this what you called responsible journalism…and kelang lang yung chairman nyo nanalo ng award for redefining journalism…pweeeeeee….mga hipokrito!

  • mbcomph

    Mr. Vicente is a very credible witness, look at this very old news clip from Inquirer itself!!
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2479&dat=20000407&id=RFM1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZyUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2597,3753192 

  • maximus_meridius

    The absence and silence in this article of the Abnoy apologists and yellow retard commenters is deafening!  They usually comment together in unison like “Mongolian hordes” or “Teutonic tribes”. Bakit kaya?

  • drachir

    Apology?  But the damage has been done.  The cost of yellow journalism.  Think again, review a part of your tagline:  ”Balanced news…”  Better change your status:  a propaganda newspaper.  This would be much clearer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRUZN2N2YPID54MOEHLF7WJ5CU Triponio Aparador

    I thought that it’s a standard practice by the Phil Daily Inquirer in putting tasteless pictures of their subjects in their papers. Even their editorials seem to be out of taste already bordering to incomprehensible one-sided blabber criticizing just about anything that has something to do with Corona, GMA, military, police, marcos etcetera. Sometimes I start to wonder that maybe that writer from Cebu writing for another daily is right about some newspaper writers being employed by the Left.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRUZN2N2YPID54MOEHLF7WJ5CU Triponio Aparador

    G-o-O-d b-y-e PDI and inquirer on line!

  • bernardgarcia

    Goodbye PDI 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XOWEHIPSEAPJ2NP3UFZJUOVTI Art

    hindi ito chatroom lang o message board. PAHAYAGAN ito eh.

    INQ must have had enough time to THINK what impact the photo would have once posted. And of course, they have thought so. May be, part of the plan.

    At least, now we know you are already part of the Yellow propaganda machine. 

    Nawala paghanga ko ng ilang dekada sa pahayagan na ito. 

    Hindi case ng clumsiness, SADYA.  

  • obionekenobi

    Paid Views, Cash Balanced News..

    • maximus_meridius

      I would go for “Retarded News, Mongoloid Views”!

      • wyl5326

        good for you Kampon ni INC and Thief Justice !

  • James Tiu

    I’m going to miss my McDo breakfast with free Inquirer.
    I’ll go for Jollibee longanisa breakfast with free Philippine Star. 

    • wyl5326

      good for you so that we will have one less Kampon ni INC and Thief Justice ! Good riddancce then !

    • http://twitter.com/Negastarr NegaStarr

      This is like saying Pepsi is a good enough substitute for Coca cola.

  • Teody Domingo

    For that sake of pleasing their masters in malacanang, isinantabi ng PDI ang magandang ugaling Filipino na itinuro sa atin ng ating mga magulang and that is PAG-GALANG SA MGA NAKAKATANDA..

    • thadeothadeo

      Vindictiveness has infected so many decent Filipinos into fanaticism that they have lost rationality and virtues.  They have become savage and merciless apathetic haters, indoctrinated by relentless vilification campaign against Corona by an infantile president who wants to exact his vengeance.  

      He must be truly salivating for a part of the 10 billion Hacienda Luisita bonanza.  Imagine how many Porsches, guns, and gadgets he can buy out of it, and the sweet laid back happy go lucky life he will lead, even if he resigns this early.  

  • thadeothadeo

    PDi, What you did is an insult to decency and humanity.  Making fun of a post stroke victim whose unpleasant shots were placed prominently at the center of the front page were done intentionally to discredit his testimony and to please the anti Corona fanatics.  That’s disgusting.  You are taking this too personal already.

    • wyl5326

      huli ka na thadeo, sparring tayo ngayon dito

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XOWEHIPSEAPJ2NP3UFZJUOVTI Art

    Yung ABiaSedCBN, understandable. Given na yan extension yan ng Malacanan. Media outfit yan ng dilaw.

    Pero pati ba naman kayo nabayaran na rin ng dilaw? 

    Akala ko ba walang kinikilingan ang istasyon ninyo? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003494645886 Tommy Boy Blue

       ano,matagal ng lowlife ang  writers ng inquirer.. tyignan mo lang yung Conrado Dequiroz…pati aso nila.. na appoint na rin ni noynoy sa  GOCC companies natin…FOR SALE ANG ON-LINE PUBLICATION NA TO… THIS PEOPLE FROM THE INQUIRER NEVER HAD ANY JOURNAILISTIC INTEGRITY… NEVER HAD IT THEN..NEVER WILL HAVE IT NOW… they are a full blown noynoy propagandist..thats it..

  • Victor Magallanes

    “The Inquirer issued a statement acknowledging that Vicente’s photos, which appeared on the front page of the newspaper’s two-star edition and on Page A20 of its one-star edition on Wednesday, had offended “SOME” of its readers.” -WHAT?

    “For this, we sincerely apologize. It is not our intention to disparage Mr. Vicente in any way.”- What was the intention then? To please, delight, enthuse, motivate, excite, energize, charm, captivate or perhaps inspire Vicente?  Those images does not deserve space on Bacasmas’ on anybody’s memory card. 
    Or maybe this is a subtle way of the Inquirer saying goodbye to Gani’s era.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003494645886 Tommy Boy Blue

    napaka low life ng inquirer….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAZIH5YORV6ADUQRBCTAUM6CY ser

    it’s very telling of how inquirer has degenerated in the past years…si tupak ba ang photographer?si panot na ba editor nila ngaun..? 

  • Dennis Bautista

    Penoy Daily Inquirer –  Abnoy  News, Biased Views The No. 1 BroadSHIT in the Philippines

    • wyl5326

      mas AB ka pa !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAZIH5YORV6ADUQRBCTAUM6CY ser

    uu nga pala, ano bang nangyayari na jan kay conrado…senility..? masyado naman atang maaga…mahina na ang pangamoy…ndi na maamoy ang nabubulok na daga sa tungki ng ilong nia

    • maximus_meridius

      That Conrado de Quiroz is another character in Abnoy’s circle of dysfunctionals.  Imagine him posting his picture which was probably taken 30 or 40 years ago in his daily articles?  Is he still in denial and cannot admit that he is already old, fat and gray?  Look around the pictures of his colleagues in the paper? (Raul Pangalanan, Winnie Monsod, Amando Doronila, etc..).  They are at least pictures of what they currently look like today.  If  De Quiroz is not honest with himself, how can we expect him to be honest in his newspaper articles and to the public?  This person smacks of extreme hyprocisy and should not be trusted!  Ignore him!  He is also a spitting image of his patron, Abnoy!

  • thadeothadeo

    The sight of a muzzled dog wrapped in plastic and tied at the back of an SUV attracted the ire of many well-meaning bloggers as cruel and insensitive. 

     How much more if a human being, his cringing face caused by stroke prominently splattered in the front page of a national publication not touch the sensibilities of decent people?

  • zbone

    So you think your apology will erase the insensitive manner you treated a private citizen who’s only crime is be a witness for the defense in the impeachment trial.  I’ve long held the opinion that   the Inquirer is no longer made up of journalists.  You’ve just proven to me and the rest of the country and Filipinos in other countries that you are a paper made up of PROPAGANDISTS for this administration and the yellow mob.  It reminds me of the time Marcos used to dictate to newspapers and other news organizations what to report as news.  If this is where the “Daang Matuwid” is heading, I would rather take the “long and winding road” to democracy and progress.

  • Victor Magallanes

    @inquirerdotnet: “Spoke with editors. They said intention wasn’t to make fun. Those were only photos available.”
    Only photos available and you still published it? What happened Edwin Bacasmas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oscar-Ungson/1594863430 Oscar Ungson

    May araw din kayo, di lahat nang kulay ay dilaw.

    • wyl5326

      sige nga tingnan natin !

      • maximus_meridius

        Aha! There is this one yellow termite who managed to sneak in.  Shooo! Go away! Be gone!  Hindi welcome ang mga latak tulad mo dito!  Shooo!  Napaka desperado mo naman at ng mga handlers mo para ka sumingit sa usapan dito! Shooooooo! Pag naasar ako baka ipakulam pa kita para maputol mga daliri mo para di kana maka pag comment ng basura!

  • RonaBacay

    Marami na nagising sa katotohanan pangloloko,  only YELLOWtarding and LIFTEST/Communist naniwala ni PNOY, nawala na ang masa,, cooking gas 1000/tank, diesel 49/liter, gasoline 60/liter, lahat bilihin tumaaas.  

  • RonaBacay

    Marami na nagising sa katotohanan pangloloko,  only YELLOWtarding and LIFTEST/Communist naniwala ni PNOY, nawala na ang masa,, cooking gas 1000/tank, diesel 49/liter, gasoline 60/liter, lahat bilihin tumaaas.  

  • RonaBacay

    Marami na nagising sa katotohanan pangloloko,  only YELLOWtarding and LIFTEST/Communist naniwala ni PNOY, nawala na ang masa,, cooking gas 1000/tank, diesel 49/liter, gasoline 60/liter, lahat bilihin tumaaas.  

    • joeldcndcn

      kung ikukulong mo ang mga magnanakaw at tulsian ng bayan, ay dapat bibigyan ka ng “AWARDS”,  pero ang mga supporters sa masasamang gawain ay talagang papanig kahit sa kasamaan, tsk, tsk, tsk!

  • RonaBacay

    BOYCOTT PDI. THEY SHOULD BE TAUGHT WITH A LESSON a very hard one!
    PULL OUT YOUR ADS FROM PDI
    PULL OUT YOUR ADS FROM PDI
    PULL OUT YOUR ADS FROM PDI
    PULL OUT YOUR ADS FROM PDI

  • dyslexicmind

    I have rarely read the Inquirer since it turned a blinding shade of yellow… And in this rare time that I did, this is what I chanced upon? Unbelievable. Looks like I won’t be going this way any time soon… 

  • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

    Hi readers, please refrain from using foul words when arguing your point. Thanks 

    • thadeothadeo

      I fail to see foul language in this post.  Have you raised your standards already.  I see words like Testi***, b*yag, Pota*g na, being allowed.  Most of the time these are used by anti-Coronas because they seem to be passionately angry at the CJ being a “Thief Justice”.   You don’t admonish them or warn them about the use of such verbal trash. How come?

      • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

        Hi thadeothadeo, we get thousands of comments every hour and we need the help of vigilant readers to moderate this section. Please flag comments that you believe are abusive or containing foul language. Thanks 

  • suburbanmother

    So the man’s photo appeared on the front page. What about on TV?  Was his appearance blurred when he testified? I don’t get why the uproar. Just because he had a stroke doesn’t mean he’s a lesser person as some of you may want him to feel. Mr. Vicente obviously did not feel inferior about his appearance when he agreed to show himself before the impeachment court.  The man has accepted his health condition and is not ashamed by it as evidenced by going public and testify in a highly publicized public forum such as the impeachment court. Having your photo published in a newspaper or online is a given when you decide to be a witness in this case.

    • maximus_meridius

      Nag rarally pa etong isang yellow retard na to kahit na kung sa basketball game lamang na ng 20 points ang kalaban at 15 seconds na lang natira till game over.  How pathetic, desperate, and morally bankrupt ang mga eto…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R5DQTPELXBPIFP7FSQZCK3WVWY noel victor

      because the tv broadcast was live that’s why it can’t be edited. but to publish demeaning photos of an old man who suffered a stroke is definitely tasteless. 

      • suburbanmother

        Noel,  once one sees something the image will stay forever if it’s that impressive. Don’t you think it’s even worse on live TV because as someone who has a stroke you can definitely tell that he has some health issues by the manner he speaks, smiles, moves, etc…Why harp on PDI only. Go after other forms of media, too.

    • Victor Magallanes

      You don’t get why people are angry with that photo? Ever heard of taste? Or maybe class? Or perhaps you can ask your husband or your kid who might be more sensitive than you. Or better yet, you can ask yourself why the Inquire apologized for their blunder.

      • suburbanmother

        Victor, I have seen the photo and never noticed anything extraordinary about it.  I am not sure what your standard of taste or class is but it sure is different from mine. However, I am saying that the last thing for people with health issues like that is pity or being made to feel that they are somehow less of a person. I understand that people like you feel indignant about the whole thing because you feel sorry for the guy. Why don’t you put yourself in these man’s shoes for a moment? Do you think you would bravely go up there in front of millions because you don’t want to be seen as someone who had a stroke? Of course not. I’m saying Mr. Vicente most likely got over it hence that’s why you saw him there. He volunteered to be there as opposed to being coerced to be put on the spotlight.

      • Victor Magallanes

        Suburbanmama,

        It is not only feeling sorry for Mr. Vicente but also the fact that PDI broke long established and highly-regarded journalism norms and even PDI’s own Canons of Good Taste for Journalists. 

        This is from their stylebook regarding photos:

        (1) What are the readers likely to add or read into their interpretation of the photos’ content? (2) Do the positive reactions for publishing the photos outweigh the almost certain negative reaction they will elicit from a sizeable portion of the readership?” 

        Or simply put, did they really need to publish a photo of Vicente? If yes, then, did they have photo that will not degrade or ridicule him? If none, then they should have looked for one. In this day and age of digital photography, there is no excuse for Bacasmas not to capture an image of Vicente that does not put him awkward angle.

        Read the caption and take a look the photos. Or look at the photos and read the caption.  What were they trying to say? Did the caption stated that Vicente previously suffered from two strokes? I think if you will be objective about this, you can sense the malicious intent.

        Class and taste may be subjective but there are feelings and appreciation which are universal. Thank you for your reply.

        Cheers!

  • Victor Magallanes

    ooppsss.inquirerdotnet, first time to see you on the forums.damage control? check all those posts from the previous weeks and you will find not only foul words. now that the people are speaking against your despicable act, you show up?

    • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

      Hi Victor, INQUIRER.net is actually operating as an independent firm under the Inquirer Group of Companies, where the Philippine Daily Inquirer is also a member. 

      The PDI serves as INQUIRER.net’s news supplier, just like wire agencies such as the Associated Press and Agence France-Presse. We have separate offices as well.

      The PDI has apologized for the photo gaffe and we at INQUIRER.net would like to extend our sincerest apologies too for this unfortunate incident.

      For the record though, our editorial team at INQUIRER.net did not publish those photographs carried on the front page of the PDI on Wednesday. And we made that decision even before the controversy broke out on social networking sites.

      • occlownfish

        It is good that your company apologized for that mistake.  But I think what Victor is trying to point out is that He only saw you mentioning about using foul language, but lot’s of topics here had many name calling, & disrespectful remarks.

      • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

        I agree. But we are getting thousands of comments every hour and we need your help by flagging comments that you believe are offensive, etc. We’ve been quietly moderating this section however and acting on flagged comments and spams.

      • occlownfish

        I know you are trying to filter out the comments that are really foul or spam. and it will be impossible to catch them all.  once again  thanks for owning up for the mistake.

      • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

        You are welcome and thanks too for your continued vigilance.

      • thadeothadeo

        I have been having difficult time too.  My posts are not accepted, simply rejected, sometimes they appear for a second after having been posted, only to disappear latert.  I have to resort to changing my pseudonym more than once just to be able to have my posts admitted.  How come?

      • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

        In some cases, there could be words that are seen as obscene or foul by our system

      • thadeothadeo

        I never use foul, obscene, or verbal garbage.  I even adress PNoy the way he wants it.  Never used bad***, pan***, ab***.  I don’t believe in personal attacks.  I stay objective in my criticisms, no matter how ascerbic or barbed my posts are – I stick to valid issues and remain objective.

    • occlownfish

      ngayon lang nagising kasi.  pag sila ang tinatamaan eh foul language na.  pero pag ibang tao ang tinatamaan bulag sila.

  • coolfreezy

    Don’t just issue an apology via Twitter or your Facebook accounts. Put that on your FRONTPAGE the way you placed his pictures in order to attract readers for your unscholastic journalism.

    The old man deserves respect.

    Try to live according to your slogan. Your broadsheet is now becoming a tabloid.

  • oracle888

    I do sympathize and have compassion on Demetrio Vicente who has to testify for Corona’s defense team despite his health problem, that he is the true owner of the 8 parcels of land which he claimed he purchased from Cristina and her sister Miriam but still have the latter’s name on the land title.

    Being a second cousin of the Corona spouses did made his testimony suspicious in many  Filipino minds. A person with his health issue, is logical to transfer the title to his name just in case that person will leave this world. But he did not do so. His explanation is it will cost him more than 200,000 for the transfer tax after the penalty. Since the current Deed of Sale was not properly made public document through a valid notarized public, he shall be able to replace it with a new Deed of Sale to avoid the penalty; that is, if Cristina agreed.

    Honestly, there are many unanswered logical questions at least to me.

    Now go back to the publication of his pictures, as I said I do sympathize him to be placed in this situation, but the main people to be blamed are the defense team, especially Serafin Cuevas, for putting him on the spot even he has physical challenges caused by his stroke.

    Being in a public forum or court, I believe the press has the right to publish the photos they took; Otherwise, the TV crew during that day should have stopped broadcasting the court proceeding.

    I think some people are just over sensitive in the wrong way.

    • maximus_meridius

      Ang dami mo sinasabi pero puro palusot lang. Pina iikot ikot mo lang arguments mo at sinisisi mo pa yung Corona defense team sa predicament ni Mr. Vicente.  In the first place hindi naman yung defense team ni Corona yung nag publish ng photos ni Mr. Vicente kundi yung Inquirer!  And don’t be a hypocrite by saying that you symphatize and have compassion to Mr. Vicente.  Nakakahiya ka! You have no honor! Mas marangal pa ang aso kaysa sa yo.

    • ray marasigan

      TV is different from published items, man. Think harder. You know that after the live shots, they are gone… but publishing? Its forever. Plus, live tv does not say what the intentions right away of the broadcasting company even the likes of ABS.CBN. On print, it becomes so obvious. God Bless the Philippines.

    • txtman

      Excuse me!
      Majority of the Filipino people often procrastinate the transfer of title of properties.
      Majority of the Filipino people believe and it is legal that once you have the deed of sale
          it is yours.
      And the main reason is it is TOO EXPENSIVE!

      What are you talking about not being logical?
      If you have NOT EXPERIENCE BUYING properties (PLURAL) you will NOT understand
         what Mr. Vicente is saying.

      Aside from that MARIKINA CITY HAS ONE OF the HIGHEST TAXES for properties!
      A LOT of OLD PEOPLE are lossing their properties to the city government
          simply because they can not afford the taxes there!
      What do you think why BAYANI FERNANDO WAS able to ACQUIRE the RIVERBANKS
          PROPERTY to name a few?
      If you live in Marikina, you can hear from alot of residents complaining about the
          EXCESSIVE PROPERTY TAXES THERE!

      And what is wrong in buying the properties of your relative?
      The ONLY MALICIOUS people here are the IGNORANT one.

      Ang hirap kasi sa mga ibang tao dyan.
      MEDIA LANG DAW sila AKALA NILA sila na lang ang LOGICAL NA nag-iisip!
      That is a very STUPID thing to assume!

      Now, going back to the pictures.
      Pictures will say a thousand words.
      People are NOT DUMB.
      There is freedom of expression BUT it is NOT ABSOLUTE!

      PITIFUL!

      • boypalaban

        eto ba naman si pitiful

    • asking alexandria

      tanga! anong kinalaman ni Atty. Serafin quevas dito sa issue na to ! lol! kaw na mismo nagsabi na sakanya yung pagmamay ari ng lupa tpos sabihin mo dapat di nalang sya pumunta sa witness stand!? tanga!

    • thadeothadeo

      You are not sensitive, I presume.  You don’t care.  You do not find that distastefull and shameless.  Oh, what hatred can do to human heart?  

    • TimeTraveller123

      With all due respect ano po, even Senator Ralph Recto mentioned that many, almost 90% of lands in the philippines are like this. Most of it because the transfer is just too expensive and because the transaction was done between 2 individuals na talagang magkakilala, like magkapamilya. Remember, the old man suffered a stroke, he is already unemployed, with the prices of commodities how will you survive if you are only getting about 25k per month? Remember 2 pa sila ng asawa niya. Kuryente pa lang ho napakataas na, idagdag mo na tubig, pagkain at iba pa. Now you tell me, kung ikaw ba nasa situation niya iprioritize mo ba iyong pagtransfer? Obviously not, lalong lalo na kung may sakit ako, uunahin ko muna mga maintenance medicine ko.

  • PFaurasentinel

    Since it looks like previous adverse comments are erased, i say it again —

    Inquirer editors, RESIGN!

    That’s the honourable thing to do.

  • ray marasigan

    I am an avid of the PDI. Gosh. On Vicente’s photo — wha….? Come on, guys. You can be better next time. I thought you were. RayMarasigan.Manila bluecentral@hotmail.com

  • occlownfish

    will it also be demeaing if PDI posted a picture of a person with a tumor on the face and they are seeking help? or being interviewed, or for some other reasons?

    • JamesBondOO7

      Baseless comparisson and just plain stupid. But per PDI standards of news reporting you are most qualified. 

      • occlownfish

        dude.  it was a yes or no answer only.  the company said sorry about it and people like can’t get over it.  tapos na!  nagawa na nila ang mali.  they said sorry so ano pa gusto nyo?  pugot ulo??? i asked that question dahil ang daming di maka get over. tama na. mali naman nga yung ginawa nila.

      • Tarlaceno

        eng eng, you are comparing an apple to an orange! way too different! taga PDI ka ba?

      • shoopah

        tanungin natin kaya siya na kung siya ay may malaking tumor sa face niya gusto nya bang i-post yon sa isang newspaper na milyon milyon ang bumabasa and coupled with sarcastic and hurtful words? a ver?

      • occlownfish

        and kung yung witness nila eh may tumor sa face demeaning pa rin ba yun?

  • JamesBondOO7

    Im an avid reader of PDI while I was in Philippines and continuing to read it through online. THANK YOU. It saddens me that the newspaper I supported has downgraded themselves by mocking an old person who suffered a debilitating stroke for one sole purpose to discredit the old man and to please the man in the palace.

  • Daryl Zamora

    What was your intention in printing four photos of Vicente’s face? Wouldn’t one suffice?

  • e4e5

    What can you expect ?  Please apologize to Sen. M. Santiago too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K6T7LG2PMDL77QEGEAZWPJD6DA Mabuhay!

    Biased and Phil Inquirer…. Dapat e boycott…. Babuyan na ang
    nangyayari…. what a cheapy joke? 

  • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

    Thanks too Victor. We’re actually regularly (but liberally) moderating the comments section. And yes that’s true we normally don’t participate in discussions. In this case however, it involves our company and we need to somehow explain our side.

    • Victor Magallanes

      One question: Where did the first comments on this thread went? When you relocated and rewrote the article, pfft goes all our comments. Thank you.

  • anu12345

     Oftentimes, in Yahoo!News, people complain when there is no picture of what they are talking about. Perhaps, we can tell PDI to learn Photoshop. Just not possible for the picture to be approved first by the readers.  To be honest, I read that PDI story but just looked at his picture for a second and did not notice anything. Maybe I need glasses but my concentration is on the news article. No big deal. Now I have to search that picture to see (again) what they are talking about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FCFKSLSFRZM2DHYWIHFMIP2OYY Orange Valencia

    May I request, in behalf of myself and other Inquirer readers who have not seen those pictures, that the PDI repost them so that we can see for ourselves. Maraming salamat po.

  • pulungdagal

    and now these peckless hypocritical staff of PDI keep blocking my comment because they’re ashamed to be poked in  the eye with truth! what lowlifes! 

  • rudy9551

    Isa lang ang gustong ipakita ng PDI in posting those pictures; they want to destroy the credebility of Mr. Vicente, PDI want to show that an old sick individual can’t be a credible witness and to say that those are the only pictures they have add more insult to the readers,  SHAME ON YOU PDI.

  • pulungdagal

    this worm-like moderator habitates the sewer.

  • pulungdagal

    pulungdagal 1 comment collapsed Collapse Expand
    there is an unadulterated MALICE by PDI and its staff in publishing those photos, and that makes it and them so LOW and BASE!! advertisers should consider pulling out their ads to give this broadsheet a lesson. what it has done is so odious, unbecoming of a newspaper that professes to have integrity and honesty!!

  • MahalinAngInangBayan

    Please stop chiding the Inquirer. It could be presenting subtly to the readers by means of those photographs a fact, which had eluded the Prosecution, the Senator-Judges, and the viewers.

    Could it be that the Inquirer is also mulling over the veracity of the witness’ claim that he had a “stroke” twice? Mr.Vicente’s face was symmetrical, whether he was speaking or not. Both upper extremities, left and right, appeared strong and had no impairment in the range of motions. Had he suffered a stroke, especially if twice, there should be signs of residual damage. There should be a visually apparent weakness of one and the same side of the head (face) and trunk. His gait should also have been impaired and his speech, slurred. He could not have moved swiftly to his left and right, take hold of the photocopies of documents and leaf through them dexterously, and talk with not one side of his face manifesting any weakness, if he is really a CVA victim.

    Two of the photographs showed seemingly feigned contortion of the mouth, while the other two pictures showed a normal symmetry consistent with his appearance on T.V. during the impeachment trial. To ascertain the witness’ credibility, the Prosecution should have asked Mr.Vicente the dates of the purported respective strokes, the name or names of the attending physician or physicians, and the name/names of the hospital/hospitals where he was confined.

    In fairness to Mr. Vicente, the defense lawyers could have instructed him to claim that he had a stroke twice, so that the Prosecution and the Senator-Judges would be gentle and lenient to him during cross-examinations.

    • txtman

      If you are a MEDICAL DOCTOR!
      Nakakahiya ka Ineng!
      Hindi ko alam kung papaano ka pumasa sa medical board.
      Or saan Medical School ka nag-aral.

      There are different kinds of CVA!
      And people may recover from it or have residuals.
      PITIFUL!

    • thadeothadeo

      Shameless defense coming from a self-righteous individual whose core has been thoroughly eroded by sheer hatred.  Hatred makes one heartless and cruel.

    • jo

      MahalinAngIangBayan,

      I don’t get your point of argument?

      Not because Mr. Vicente suffered from stroke twice, he should have more impairment? I don’t get your logic..

      The recovery/impairment/prognosis of the person who has had suffered from stroke  are “Case to Case Basis”. I have been treating patients for years, SOME of them have had brain attack  for 4-8 times but they have minor deficits like Mr. Vicente.One of which to be considered is what @txtman said.

      Your argument is invalid.

      • thadeothadeo

        He is playing expert or medical doctor to be credible to defend the Inquirer.

    • Vacarno

      Hindi ko iinglisin ito para sa iyo MahalinAngInangBayan—”Ikaw ang dapat ma-stroke nang sa ganoon ay malaman mo mismo kung ano ang mangyayari sa iyo,,pagkatapos ay magte-testify ka sa Senado at kinabukasan ay hindi lamang Inquirer ang maglalathala ng mga litrato mo sa unang pahina nito kundi lahat ng dyaryo, tabloids pati komiks at programa sa karera ng kabayo. Yun lang ang masasabi ko.

    • shoopah

      Haaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tumigil ka na! Ang dami pang pa-utot.  Who are you trying to impress?  Mahalin, ang mali ay mali! It’s as simple as that!

    • karla dt

       you’re completely missing the point, dear. why don’t you try having a stroke by the time you’re seventy and have 4 of your worst  pictures printed front page nationwide and with a mocking headline?  and what again is the purpose of posting 4 pics? i still don’t get it.

  • NapIkon

    Bitin ang apology niyo.  And I believe it did not just offend “some readers”. The wording of your apology statement was crafted in a way that only a few were offended.   It was just the depths.  What were you guys in the editorial board thinking when you let that Page 1 copy go to print (with all those four photos) – if indeed you were thinking at all!  Is somebody getting axed out there? Or why don’t you donate that day’s proceeds to all stroke victims instead?  Come on, you used combo pics, all four pictures – you probably really meant to ridicule someone.  Otherwise, why use all four photos? Very, very sad …  (Now we’re really missing the late Mr. Isagani Yambot – I believe hindi papasa ‘yung page 1 na iyan sa kanya.)

  • txtman

    Are you sure it is the real inquirer?

    • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

      yes txtman, this is  the official INQUIRER.net moderator

  • Lead_By_Example

    PDI was simply ignorant and stupid!!!

  • TimeTraveller123

    I can’t believe the inquirer would go this low. I know somebody who had stroke, he was hospitalized for days but if you look at how he walks, talk and his physical condition, you won’t even notice that he suffered a stroke. I think this is very unfair, to even question a person’s claim that he got sick? Come one PDI, what has happened to you? Dapat magpunta kayo sa TV and your front page should only be a BIG SORRY!

  • thadeothadeo

    It was a an infantile vindictiveness by an insensate laid-back president that started all this.  Many decent Filipinos erupted into irrationality by hatred, spawned by relentless Goebbelian strategy of vilification and character assassination.  They became cold hearted and apathetic, even to the point of gloating over the miseries of an infirmed post stroke victims.  They have been reduced to merciless and insensitive individuals, reminiscent of Hitler’s Germany who were deceived by eloquent speeches and lies of the madman.  Such intelligent people became genocidal savages, murdering millions of innocent people without feelings of remorse.  Their conscience were totally obscured by deceptions of propaganda.  I’m afraid we are having the same tendencies now.

  • eagleclaw101

    We’re just waiting for the
    Daily Tribune to start their own “Online Comments”… and we are about to say
    goodbye to Inquirer and Hello to Daily Tribune.                         

  • smet

    I AM SORRY …. hmmm we heard that before…. DUH…. BOYCOTT INQUIRER!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GHLXYWUO2TPTDT4IHA6MJGPGNI Jesse

    shame on PDI …it only high-lighted the way it confused and misinformed the public since day one…it loses its reason to exist as a mainstream newspaper 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRIROSDCDLLS5GO4OO2GRZUZVE rodel r

    PDI not GOOD!!!!! Masaya na ba kayo na nagmukhang kahiya hiya un matanda!!! Please understand  na galing po sa Stroke yung matanda!!!! Better not to buy PDI!!!!!! what a SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRIROSDCDLLS5GO4OO2GRZUZVE rodel r

    SANA ma stroke din ang nag-aapproved ng picture ng matanda !!!!! and we will post din ang pict mo!!!

  • shoopah

    So very disappointed at PDI! I thought pa naman na fair and balanced sila, hindi pala.  Imaged severely tarnished with me.  I don’t know about you guys!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OC4T6FDZYN5RCVEAFH2YBMNSM Don

    This should have been the headline.

  • GKid

    The Inquirer’s Bias against the CJ really showed in the photos. They went the low road trying to portray the witness as a non-credible witness. There are a couple of good photos of Mr. Vicente taken during the trial that the newspaper could have used. But to Photoshop 4 of the most unflattering photos that highlight his stroke is completely tasteless. Even worse the caption said “Character Witness The many faces of Demetrio Vicente”. The worst act was completely humiliating the man by placing the photos on the front page.

    As a long time reader of the Inquirer, I was embarrassed with the photos. However, I can forgive the newspaper as long as their apology to Mr. Vicente is sincere. I also hope the newspaper becomes less biased, instead of being the parrot of the Aquino Regime. The photos were just Media Bias at its worst, completely tasteless.

  • malaya1962

    to PDI saying sorry after humiliating the old mang vicente is really behind the what we call professionalism. PDI will do and will shaloowwwww anything and everything just to show na awwwwww sila ni PNoy..  PDI you are so cheap….. cheap…. cheap…. money money money

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A5CN52KKTWUHFZJZCWGMAIGZJM Gandalf

    You people are very eager to please Aquino and earn a few pats on the head that you have forgotten common decency. Surely you can spare a little respect to an old man even if you do not agree with what he’s saying? No?
    Apologize all you want, but I think this one will haunt you for the rest of your suck-up and biased existence.
    This is an embarrassment to Philippine journalism. Kami ang nahihiya para sa inyo eh.
    And I thought philstar was biased. You are no different from the newspapers during the Marcos era. Maybe worse!
    Did your “eminent” columnists enjoy a good snicker at Mr. Vicente’s photos? They must be very proud, right?
    Gives a new meaning to the term “yellow journalism.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5WWEDKQBWGP7RQK4ARQ7YED4VI Wang Yu

    “True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.” 
    ~Mignon McLaughlin via professional heckler

  • Katrina Marie Nisperos

    too late.. buti pa sisantehin nyo yang editor nyo and lahat ng involved sa pag-aapprove ng final copy before printing. napaka-bastos at iresponsable ng ginawa nyo, and your so-called ‘apology’ leaves a lot to be desired. 

  • KpTUL

    Seriously ? You should have known better ! We know that you guys there
    are very biased but what you did was just too low even for you guys
    there ! You know that you have a moral obligation in this country were
    human rights do not exist. You should have acted as a fiscalizer; This
    is a country in which the law shifts in favor to the sitting president.
    All government agencies are ganged to the individuals perceived to be
    against the state. This happened during the Arroyo regime and is
    continuing in the Aquino’s administration. The last thing we expect is
    the media to join the bandwagon as well. You should be aware that subtle
    manipulation in your part to influence people’s perception is not
    responsible journalism but plain politicking. Your duty is to bring the
    news and not to interpret it for us. Abs-cbn is already doing that in
    broad daylight, if inquirer follows then we better outsource our news
    from India.

  • Pinay61

    The damage has been done, not to Mr. Vicente or the defense team, like what PDI wanted to happen! The Inquirer is a disgrace to the Philippines who prides itself with strong family values and respect to elders. Philippine Daily Inquirer is biased, insensitive and bastos!!!

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Sa Frontpage kayo mag sorry!!!

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Mag maganda pa mag basa nalang ng Tiktik or Bulgar!!! at least alam ko tabloid talaga yung binili ko!!! broadsh1t na pala itong inquirer.

  • violet55

    As of this posting there are 331 comments.  Last night, there were several people who complained about their posts/comments removed.  If i were to include those comments removed there will now be around 500+ comments majority of which are disgusted about the Inquirer’s booboo on Mr. Vicente.  PDI should now know that their bias against Corona should at least be “moderated”.  Remember that word, PDI?  Otherwise you will receive several flaks again from readers if you continue your arrogance.

    • TGM_ERICK

      TalAGA MAY MGA INALIS NA COMMENTS? Pro Corona o Pro P-noy?

      • TimeTraveller123

        None of the above, but it was against the PDI in relation to these pictures.

      • TGM_ERICK

        thanks for clarifying things. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Sa Facebook at Tweeter nila nilagay ang sorry nila.
    Dapat kay Mr. Vicente sila humingi ng apology.

    Grabe, sobra kasing maka sipsip kay penoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000014225068 Spade Jabonete

    Take this as a “learning experience” for PDI, though not at the expense of somebody who has had a near-death (stroke) brush; but then again, in the future similar mishap could be avoided. Sometimes, the newsroom/news desk are already “too excited” of making a “catchy/head-turner/attention grabber page 1 copy that we end up compromising the integrity of the whole paper. Just my two cents.

  • violet55

    Inquirer’s posting the photos of Mr. Vicente made me remember my Dad who is now with the Lord.  He had a stroke after his operation and I know how miserable life can be for a post stroke person.  Mr. Vicente’s pictures you posted left a bad taste in the mouth all because you want to please the one sitting in the Palace.  I could not help myself from telling you PDI despite your apology that you are heartless.  I cannot but think that the government of BS Aquino has been using you, I don’t know for how much, just for his propaganda!!!  

    Again, I’ll tell you, PDI, you are: brutal, callous, cold fish, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, cruel, hard, hard as nails, hard-boiled,hard-hearted, harsh, inhuman, insensitive,merciless, obdurate, pitiless, ruthless, savage,thick-skinned, uncaring, uncompassionate, unemotional, unfeeling, unkind, unsympathetic!!

    • tehot

      it also the home of the two most stupidest columnists in the philippine history:
      de quiros and neal. 

  • Monch1

    Shameful PDI… just shameful. And this is coming from a long-time reader and subscriber.

    Your apology leaves so much to be desired, it can hardly count as an apology at all. Is it too much to ask for a sincere, hearfelt apology? In your apology you didn’t even admit that you did something wrong! Isn’t that what an apology should start with? E walang-wala sa apology nyo e! Mas nakakabastos tuloy!Here’s what’s wrong with your apology, and why so many people still think it’s not enough:1. Your title does not reflect the contents of the apology: Sabi sa title you apologize to Vicente, and to readers, when it’s clear dun sa “apology” niyo na not once did you actually apologize directly to Mr. Vicente, and you only apologized to your readers who were offended, and not to all your readers. Not very sincere at all. Can’t you DIRECTLY address Mr. Vicente in your apology? Are you more concerned over losing your readers than the feelings of the old man you maligned? That’s not an apology… that’s called DAMAGE CONTROL!!!2. Who cares if you believe it wasn’t your intention to disparage? The fact of the matter is, YOU DID. The decent thing to do would be to acknowledge that you DID unjustly portray someone in a bad light, that you NOW KNOW THE ERROR OF YOUR WAYS, and that YOU WILL STRIVE NEVER TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE!!!! And to go even further, why not state that the person/persons responsible for that tasteless cover shot be reprimanded or properly sanctioned? Isn’t that what’s just? When you say sorry, you do something about it! Sheesh… BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS, INQUIRER!!!Parang di kayo tinuruan ng magulang niyo kung paano mag-sorry!

  • thadeothadeo

    I have just been informed that you have closed the comment box to further postings.  Is this true?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVOQXECEAK7XPOBNE6CVFAQSIQ Mike

    the pictures offended “some” of its readers daw according to their self serving account…e bakit nagkakandarapa kayo ngayon na humingi ng paumanhin? bias news, tasteless views…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZECTUOAD7JS6QPNSFP7Q4DDZE Benedicto

    News Paper should not be one sided… or else we the readers would no longer patronize. ty

  • caseydean

    Too late na ang apology ninyo.

    Kung talagang may sense of decency ang PDI editors, it should not have been published in the first place.

    I do not mind kung sagarin ninyo ang paghigop sa buto ng Pangulo, part of freedom of speech yan. AT sa hirap ng buhay ngayon at hirap ng trabaho, hindi ko masisisi ang PDI kung magdecide sila na maging official newspaper ng Pangulo, KAPALIT NG APPOINTMENT SA GOBIERNO NG MGA KAMAG-ANAK NG PDI EDITORS.

    Sa totoo lang wala namang naininiwala sa BALANCED NEWS ninyo, part ng freedom of the press na mabayaran kayo. MATAGAL NANG UMIIRAL ANG ENVELOPMETNAL JOURNALISM sa pinas, hindi na yan bago.

    Ang mahirap masikmura ay SA KAGUSTUHAN NINYONG MAPANGITI SI NOYNOY AT SIRAAN ANG KAWAWANG WITNESS, PATI BA NAMAN KARAMDAMAN NG MATANDA ni hindi inyo pinalampas.

    Malinaw lang ito na ang patakaran ng PDI LAHAT AY FAIR GAME PATI NA DISABILITY AT PHYSICAL DEFECTS ng sino man, basa lang MAKAKUHA NG BROWNIE POINTS kay Noynoy.

    Mabuti PA HINDI NA LANG KAYO HUMINGI NANG PAUMANHIN, tutal sagad sagaran na ang ginagawa ninyong PAGHIGOP SA MALAKANAYNG, PWEDE PA PDI EDITORS;

    PANINDIGAN NYO NA, AT WAG NANG MAG-PA EPAL PA SA PAG-ISSUE NG MGA FAKE APOLOGIES.

    This is not the last time it will happen,for sure, ANY OTHER PERSON WHO WOULD BE INVITED TO BY THE DEFENSE, FOR WHATEVER REASON WILL BE HUMILIATED BY INQUIRER.

    NEGOSYO YAN…

  • warpiglets

    i hope all Filipinos should be awaken up. long time this broadsheet and ABS-CBN been a tool and a puppet for the Aquino’s. anyone who these clan stand against their way, they’re in the media, so easily they can demonize people and portrays him/her demons amongst demons like what they did to:

    1.) Marcoses
    2.) Erap
    3.) GMA
    4.) Corona

    and whos next???? sana magising na po tayo.. these elites wants to control everything..

  • trese13

    nangangamoy na ang tae…i will do my best to spread my opinion that this newspaper is the most biased in the country and should not be relied on. balanced news and fearless views my pwet! you guys are scum of this country! kaya tayo hindi umaasenso! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISI5ZPUIISNT25JPGAMSAWGBPA dream_waker

      kaya di umaasenso? oh common di yan ang rason.. ang rason eh ang daming mga tamad na pilipino ayaw mag banat ng boto, dami rin ang magnanakaw sabi nga sa kanta

      “Ayon sa kasulatan, ayon sa mga nakaraanAyon sa mga nangyayari noon at sa nangyayari ngayonTayong mga Pilipino raw ay may ugaling magnanakawMula pa no’ng unang panahon hanggang sa kasalukuyanIto kaya’y totoo, ito kaya’y nangyayariIto kaya’y nangyayari noon, nangyayari din kaya ngayonIto kaya’y dahil na rin sa ating katamaranHindi tapat sa gawain at sa iba’y nakikinabang” – asin

      saka bakit ka pa andito.. tsoouuuuu doon ka sa philstar or daily tribune

      • trese13

        hindi kita ma gets chong…

  • clangan

    So, what was the Inquirer supposed to do before that posted pic.?  Oh!!!  that pic is so UGLY re-touched it then post.  No…Inquirer posted the way it it is.

    Period.

    • Satticus

      That is not the point. They could have just picked one and posted it. Why make a  montage of photos if their only intention is to give face to the witness?

      • clangan

         Still those are the same original copies.

      • Satticus

        Yet you still missed the point. People reacted not because the pictures were posted in raw or original or whatever but because the montage is unnecessary.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        you are so stupid or just plain dense.

        PDI was conveying the message that Mr. Vicente was a clown because they cannot “spin” his credible testimony so they resorted to attacking his “drunk like” facial expressions.

        the caption said it all: “CHARACTER” WITNESS

        PDI was telling its readers that Mr. Vicente was untrustworthy because he looked like a “character”, a comedian that should not be taken seriously.

        anyway, i should not be arguing with you because you are obviously an employee of Malacanang.

        by the way, today is the 15th, pa-BURJER ka naman dyan.

      • clangan

         And you must be one of Crown’s follower.  Did I touched some nerve there?

    • billygunn23

      another assh*le who doesn’t know how to draw a line between what is responsible and irresponsible publication! inquirer could have published only one photo and not a montage! after vicente himself admitted being a victim of stroke! if you really think there was nothing wrong with the picture i suggest you consult a psychiatrist the soonest time possible! baka sakaling gumaling ka pa!

  • Monch1

    Hey, binalik din yung comments section! Nadadaan din pala sa reklamo hehe

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kilometro-Deciotsobientetres/100002671540908 Kilometro Deciotsobientetres

      yup. at least or the time being para di halata.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kilometro-Deciotsobientetres/100002671540908 Kilometro Deciotsobientetres

    we are starting to suspect of your fearless views, balanced news already!

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    YOU CEASE TO BE AN INQUIRER…

    IT IS BETTER YOU CHANGE IT TO

    PHILIPPINE DAILY DEFENDER of aquino

    or PHILIPPINE DAILY ACCUSER of corona

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    TNX INQUIRER…PINAKINGAN MO RIN ANG HINGI NAMIN

  • Bogart747

    I think the one who took the photograph should also  extend an apology to mr. vicente being a photographer he should also some qualms with regards to etiquette .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Nababasa kaya ni Ms. Sandy Prieto, or Ms. Letty Magsanoc ang mga posts dito?
    Dapat mag explain ang Page One Operations at News Editors.

  • TGM_ERICK

    a PICTURE SAYS MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS. PDI, you demean the person of Mr. VIcente, but you didn’t know that what you did is deflected on you.  How low can you get because of satisfying P-noy. 

    Mr.  Vicente is just a witness.  I believe  that he is telling the truth.  In our family we also have that experience.  we siblings have decided not to pay the donor tax.  we leave it to our offsprings to spend for it, when we are gone and goes beyond. As it is now we are only holding to a deed of donation papers. 

  • glycerlean

    Apology Accepted! pero OGAG pa din ung editor na nag approve nyan!

  • Daryl Zamora

    Justice must be served. How have you personally reached out to Vicente and his family?

  • francoalminolibre

    what balanced news are you talking about? you report anything negative about cj thru headlines but you report good points of cj somewhere else that we can hardly read. Miss sandy, we are not stupid and we can’t be brainwashed easily though we  belong the minority.  your offer of apology is adding more insult to mr. vicente. wala kayong mga konsyensya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    I hope The Inquirer, a paper I used to respect years before, will realize that its articles no longer represent “balanced news and fearless views”. In the eyes of many right-thinking Filipinos, The Inquirer has become a political MOUTHPIECE of the current Malacanang occupant.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/735MU6OSQ2XXBUSX2O6WA6TE64 Dave

    Move on..Pinagkakitaan nyo yun Matanda kahapon…BAYARAN NYO KAYA YUN TITLE TRANSFER NYA HA !!!!!!!!!..LAKI NMN NG KINITA NYO KAHAPON DHL SA GINAWA NYO KALOKOHAN……I DARE YOU PAY HIS TITLE TRANSFER…KAIN PA KAU NG BABOY NG MASTROKE KAU…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    I believe in KARMA…..

  • Monch1

    What? Talaga? you ask us to move on??? We can only move on IF the person or people responsible will be properly sanctioned/reprimanded! An apology without justice is not a real apology at all. Renew your credibility by accounting for your actions! Apologize DIRECTLY to Mr. Vicente, then let us know that the people behind that tasteless cover shot got what was due them! Yun lang!

  • Unli

    Shame to the inquirer…so biased in favor of the yellow admin…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UITDRLRW3RYEEUVJPSLHO2RDI goryo

    hindi ba sila pwede idemanda ng violation against section 39 of chapter 1 of r.a 7277 (magna carta on pwd)..this section refers to public ridicule against a pwd..sana magkaroon ng aksyon ang mamamayan laban sa mga taong walang pakundangan kung lumapastangan sa karapatan ng mga taong may kapansanan..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      Will the leftist Etta Rosales cry “human rights violation” for that STROKE VICTIM? I don’t think so. Human rights for this admin is only for the leftists, the communists and the yellow armies. 

    • araceli lorayes

      Tama, dapat idemanda sila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/735MU6OSQ2XXBUSX2O6WA6TE64 Dave

    IF YOU HAVE CCTV INSIDE YOUR OFFICE MAYBE YOU CAN SHOW HOW YOUR EDITOR, WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER WERE LAUGHING THEIR HEART OUT THAT NIGHT…AND WHO CAME UP WITH THE “CHARACTER WITNESS”..YOU Should ALSO POST THE PICTURE OF THE EDITOR, PHOTGRAPHER AND WRITER.

  • Monch1

    Halatang hindi sineryoso yung apology. Mali pa grammar. TOOK OFFENSE AT hindi TOOK OFFENSE TO! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K3AUOVX5SXH4QSBROS76XUY3LE pizza ria

    FRANKLIN DRILLON WILL BE THE NEXT SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE. 

    • billygunn23

       mag-abroad na lang ako!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VE7FOU3LEDDIOOB2GN2LQF2MGE Al

        cge para mabawasan talangka sa Pinas! hahaha

  • ThePattern

    Philippines Disabled Insulted

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ILJB4LBDSQ2CECUTSU4U3RDI3A 7 iron

    halata tayo mga tsong na kampi kayo ke pnoy..hehehehe

  • wilsonmeralco

    serious journals don’t go down to this level, where people are humiliated to gain readership, and to apologize in hindsight does not change the fact that there was a malicious intent to malign a person with disability, this action done by this paper is deplorable and an unconscionable conduct worthy of a tabloid. 

    • iamnobody

      agree. this was tabloid-like. utak dilaw talaga! 

  • http://twitter.com/dencio30 Dennis Blancaflor

    Bad taste on your part…Wha!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5D3SNO6ZEY4WV25ZFOVTS32ODE John

    apology accepted, alam naman ng lahat na tuta ni Abnoy ang diyaryong eto..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M6HNWFLJ7ZRALPNN6NTFMBAVZ4 Xinto

    ang BAHO ng INQUIRER!!! both literally and figuratively!!!

  • araceli lorayes

    “It is not our intention to disparage Mr. Vicente in any way”.

    LIARS! OF COURSE you intended to disparage him. An elderly man, a stroke victim, obviously not rich, not high class, not obviously well-educated - why put four unflattering pictures of him in succession if you did not intend to make him a butt of ridicule? VILE, DESPICABLE, CRUEL, AND JUVENILE. Would you do that to your idol Pnoy? And you have the nerve to ask your readers to move on? Have you moved on from your hatred of Corona, the relentless and vile attacks? See where hatred leads you – to losing all sense of decency to the point of ridiculing a helpless old man. Be careful that what happened to the News of the World does not also happen to you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XOWEHIPSEAPJ2NP3UFZJUOVTI Art

    Una, PDI knew that Mr. Vicente previously suffered a stroke (twice). Hence, his facial expressions.

    Pangalawa, there was SUFFICIENT time between the taking of that photo and posting it on the news. Doon pa lang may chance nang masilip ito ng PDI. Unless ganun na pala ang level of COMPETENCE ng journalism nila.

    Teka, bakit ang mga readers/publiko, parang “pinapalaki” pa itong issue? It is because nasilip nila itong anggulo: yung INTENT ng PDI na discredit ang matandang Mr. Vicente. 

    At yan ay para pasayahin ang Yellow = Palace.

    Huwag ninyo sana BILOGIN at INSULTUHIN ang intelihensiya ng mga mambabasa. 

    • Ano Ikaw

       GRRR. talagang sunugin ko ang INQ pag nakita ko itong nasa mesa ko.

  • KpTUL

    Seriously ? You should have known better ! We know that you guys there
    are very biased but what you did was just too low even for inq7 !

    Philippines is a country in which the law shifts in favor to the sitting president.
    All

    government agencies are ganged to the individuals perceived to be
    critical to the state. This happened during the Arroyo regime and is
    continuing in the Aquino’s administration. The last thing we expect is
    the media to join the bandwagon as well.

    You should be aware that subtle manipulation (i.e. the choice of
    photo) in your part to influence people’s perception is not responsible
    journalism but plain politicking. Your duty is to bring the
    news and not to interpret it for us. Abs-Cbn is already doing that in
    broad daylight, if inquirer follows suit then we better outsource our news from North Korea.

     

  • Ano Ikaw

    My company has just boycotted this paper….this paper is utterly immoral. Allowing it to be used by Malacanang to advance it’s objectives isnot  unacceptable but unpiously stupid
     

  • Ano Ikaw

    Sue this paper, Mr Vicente para hini pamarisan. use their apology as an admission of guilt. Sue them for 100 million.

  • maximus_meridius

    I believe there is a good use for Inquirer.  Pwede eto pambalot sa palengke pag bumili ka ng itlog, daeng, at tuyo!  Pwede rin eto sa department store (SM, Landmark etc…) para pambalot sa mga plato at iba pang babasagin na merchandise.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    dapat talaga e demanda ni vicente un inquirer. pagkatpos nila bastosin..  sorry lang daw..  puede ba un?

  • Monch1

  • DilawNaPlema

    From Get Real Philippines…
    The apology;
    (1) did NOT directly address Mr Vicente;
    (2) did NOT acknowledge the disrespect and lack of taste it exhibited; and,
    (3) did NOT express regret.
    Instead, the Inquirer‘s “apology”;
    (a) denied any impropriety on the part of the paper;
    (b) sought to appease its source of income and primary value proposition to its advertisers (its readership); and,
    (c) passed off the information as a news report rather than a sincere message from its editor.

    Kayo na ang humusga.

  • ppr2

    oh my god, PDI. puera gaba. pagka walay batasan naman lang jud ninyo. bisan unsaon pag-explikar, klaro kaayo nga tinuyu-an ang inyong gibuhat! ambot unsang klaseng apology dapat ninyong buhaton nga puedeng mahimong acceptable. grabe. i have never seen a broadsheet stoop this low.

  • DilawNaPlema

    Aba! Binura ng PDI ang comment ko about boycotting ALL of its advertisers.  ’Yung mga comments na sinusumpa ‘yung mga kamag-anak nila na sana magka-stroke din, naiintindihan ko, but deleting my call for boycott?

    PDI keeps on digging its own grave. 

  • boypalaban

    kasama ko ba nanay mo kagabi?



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