The move of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) to implement rules on salary computation for private employees who opt to go to work during the 2018 holidays certainly was welcome news.
But the announcement took a funny turn when the state-run news outlet Philippine News Agency (PNA) used the ubiquitous logo of a multinational pineapple food company when it published the story on its website last August 11.
For the record, this is the official logo of the Department of Labor and Employment:
The following day, August 12, above the rip-roaring hoots and guffaws online and offline, PNA issued an erratum and a public apology, saying, “the staff inadvertently attached the wrong photo rather than the logo of the Department of Labor and Employment.”
Meanwhile, netizens had a field day making fun of it. Here are the funniest.
LARAWAN: Ito po ang sitwasyon ngayon sa labas ng bulwagang pambalitaan ng PNA matapos ang DOLE logo fiasco pic.twitter.com/xcsgh73TrA— Tonyo Cruz (@tonyocruz) August 11, 2017
Hahaha.. ano ba yan? Onli in da Pinas.. gawa ng naturingan na "best and brightest".. ????... https://t.co/IS4Wd9IjLw— Alan Ibe (@iam_alanjmi) August 11, 2017
Akala ng PNA yung logo ng DOLE (Labor Dept.) ay yung DOLE na juice kklk— ayukuna sukunaku (@CheskaKimberly) August 11, 2017
A netizen even edited a photo of DOLE’s Manila office to show the multinational logo atop the government agency’s building.
It seems people at Dole did not learn anything from their boo-boo just last month. Look!
MORE PARODY LOGOS. Meanwhile, a parody of The Gazette appeared online and went to town "branding" other government agencies.