Shades of gray in media ethics
By Marites Dañguilan Vitug
A governor of a Northern Luzon province treated reporters to a weekend in Boracay, ostensibly to show them how this island markets itself to the rest of the country and the world. This coastal province wants to be a must-see-destination and is looking for success stories to emulate.
To some outsiders, the all-expense-paid trip didn’t feel right. It was a junket, paid for by public funds.
When asked why they joined the outing, some of the reporters replied that it was a weekend break. They weren’t working on those days.