TV5: Pacquiao video 'minimally edited in good faith'

By MediaNewser.com | Monday, February 22, 2016

TV5 has issued a statement on Sunday denying accusations that they spliced the video of senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao, where he shared his view on same-sex marriage.

“The video that was posted online was not spliced but minimally edited in good faith and with reasonable care. There was no intention to change the context or misrepresent the essence of Mr. Paqcuiao’s statements. On the same day the video was posted, News5 gave the full raw video to Mr. Pacquiao’s camp, after which he issued his apology in social media," reads the statement.

"Moreover, the video of Mr. Pacquiao’s interview was likewise broadcast in its entirety on TV5, on the primetime newscast of Aksyon on February 16, 2016,” it adds.

In the video, courtesy of the network's election coverage campaign Bilang Pilipino, Pacquiao denounced people in gay relationships as "worse than animals." This statement led to an online petition calling on Nike to terminate its dealings with the boxer.

Manny Pacquiao on same-sex marriage
"Mas masahol pa sa hayop." Senatorial aspirant and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao had this to say when we asked him for his stand on same-sex marriage. #BilangPilipino
Posted by Bilang Pilipino on Monday, February 15, 2016

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