News reporters, sometimes, incompletely report or misinterpret statements by people they cover resulting in confusion or making their subject look like bearers of bad news.
As I was reading back issues of the Standard Today, after my return from a trip abroad, a news article on May 24 caught my eye. It was titled “Bringing sea row to UN useless.” The news item quoted portions of a speech given by Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, Antonio T. Carpio, before law graduates at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. The article said that according to Justice Carpio, a victory for the Philippines in the arbitral case it filed against China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea or UNCLOS would result in “a black hole where there is a law but there is no justice.” The reporter went on to lift portions from Justice Carpio’s speech creating the impression that the message being conveyed was the arbitral case filed in the UN by the Philippines against China was useless.
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