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Inquirer issues statement on Bong Go’s allegation of fake news

/ 08:09 PM February 19, 2018
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Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go attends the Senate defense and security committee hearing on the Frigate Acquisition Project in Pasay City on Feb. 19, 2018. Go said that he has no reason to cover and hide behind an executive session and insisted on a full-blown investigation. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On Monday, Feb. 19, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said at the Senate that the Inquirer’s reports on the sale to the Philippine Navy of two warships from Hyundai Heavy Industries are “fake news.”

In the preparation of the said news reports, the Inquirer relied on the documents it secured from reliable sources which were authenticated by military officers who are knowledgeable with the transaction.

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The Inquirer also sought the sides of Go and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and published their statements.

The headlines of the news reports on this issue – “Duterte top aide says he did not intervene in choice of Navy supplier P15.7 billion warship programs” and “DND clears top DU30 aide in warship deal” – are proof that the Inquirer was fair and balanced in its presentation of the sides of all the parties concerned.

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The Inquirer adheres to the principles of fairness and accuracy in its news reports. /atm

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