"properly trained journalists check and double-check their facts, set these in context, work in relevant background information" - these are the words by Leslie Fong, editor-at-large at The Straits Times in response to a question "are bloggers journalists?". He was disagreeing with the suggestion that bloggers can be journalists.
As at 2315hrs Singapore Time from here
Can someone tell me which properly trained journalist checked and double checked the fact that Manila is in Southern Philippines or is that journalist trying to say Manila is in Mindanao? Can that journalist please bother to check Wikipedia, for a minimum !
By the way, I checked my facts, Dipog city is in Davao del sur province of Mindanao region, which is in South Philippines while Manila is part of Luzon region, which is not in the south.
Tsk tsk Straits Times, Leslie - give that journalist some "proper training" !