An investigation on the controversial tarpaulins for the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was launched after netizens decried the misspelling of Philippines on the viral tarp.
KAMI learned from Manila Bulletin that the 2017 National Organizing Committee will look into the matter.
Photos of the tarpaulin that was meant to welcome the foreign delegates of the ASEAN went viral. Look at how the name of the host country was spelled.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant secretary Kris Ablan said the tarpaulins in question did not follow the approved design.
"The exact tarpaulins or billboards pinned in the areas leading to the Mall of Asia complex did not conform to the approved final artwork," said Ablan.
Ablan said the controversial tarpaulins were printed and posted by the Metro Manila division of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
He added that these were already taken down and are being replaced with correct tarpaulins.
The DILG-NCR has also issued a statement: "The DILG-NCR is in the process of removing the tarpaulins. We humbly extend our apology to the public for this oversight."
The ASEAN summit is scheduled on November 12-14. The Philippines will welcome world leaders and dignitaries including US President Donald Trump.
KAMI hopes there are no more gaffes like this in the coming days.