Philippine News Agency

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Philippine News Agency
Philippine News Agency Logo.svg
PredecessorPhilippine News Service (PNS)
FormationMarch 1, 1973
HeadquartersPhilippine Information Agency Building, Quezon City, Philippines

Philippine News Agency, also known as PNA, is the official news agency in the Philippines. It was established on March 1, 1973 by then President Ferdinand Marcos, and currently has its headquarters in Quezon City.[1][2] It was one of the agencies that Marcos used to place Philippine media under siege and control all sources of information.[3] During martial law, the government would send out "advisers" from the PNA to instruct news offices to downplay or ignore certain stories, including those on the armed Muslim rebellion in Mindanao.[4]


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  2. ^ Samonte, Severino (2 March 2015). "Philippine News Agency turns 42". InterAksyon. Philippine News Agency.
  3. ^ Research, Inquirer. "Attention millennials: You ain't seen nothing yet". Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  4. ^ "INTPRIN: The Press Under Martial Law". Retrieved 2018-03-21.

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