COA reports a DZMM reporter who allegedly got over P1M paid coverage from child welfare office - The Daily Sentry

Monday, July 23, 2018

COA reports a DZMM reporter who allegedly got over P1M paid coverage from child welfare office



COA reports a DZMM reporter who allegedly got over P1M paid coverage. Image credit to Google photos
Operated by ABS-CBN DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 is on hot seat right now after COA accused the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC)of giving cash advances to a DZMM reporter who allegedly received over P1 million for a paid coverage.

COA said in a a report on Friday that no contract was given and the service paid did not go through public bidding as the law requires.
COA reports a DZMM reporter who allegedly got over P1M paid coverage. Image credit to Rappler
On a 2017 audit report, COA points out that an unnamed reporter of the radio station of DZMM received such huge amount to cover the activities of the council’s National Children Month.

On saturday, DZMM said they will investigate the issue on the alleged DZMM reporter.

“DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 takes allegations of unethical practices by any member of our news organization seriously,” it said in a statement.

“We expect our journalists to adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct at all times,” it added.
COA reports a DZMM reporter who allegedly got over P1M paid coverage. Image credit to Abante

According to the report of the Commission on Audit t, the scope of work allegedly provided by the DZMM reporter are the following:
  1. arrange the radio and television guesting’s of CWC;
  2. ensure availability of CWC officials and/or technical staff to these guesting’s;
  3. compile news reports/articles and submit the same to CWC for their reference;
  4. distribute NCM materials such as posters, whistle with how to use card, and
  5. briefer to all press/media personnel who attended the NCM activities; and
  6. invite press people to the various activities of NCM.
COA recommended and CWC agreed to require the unnamed reporter to settle the disallowance amounting to P1,050,000.
COA reports a DZMM reporter who allegedly got over P1M paid coverage. Image credit to PhilStar

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Source: Inquirer