- A photojournalist called out Direk Paul Soriano for using a photo without permission
- The director cropped the photo, leaving the watermark out of the picture
- The photojournalist then showed the original picture with the watermark where Paul got the picture from
- It was a photo that showed Bongbong Marcos raising his arms during the recently concluded proclamation rally
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Photojournalist Martin San Diego, who has worked in both local and international scenes, such as the Washington Post and Vice, has called our Direk Paul Soriano for allegedly using a photo without giving credit or without proper permission.
He took to his IG account and tagged Paul, questioning him if he asked permission or paid for the rights on the photo.
"Hi @paulsoriano1017, did you ask permission or pay for rights to use this image? I believe there's a big watermark on the right side in the uncropped version."
At the bottom, he also reminded the director that the common enemy of those who are working in the creative industry like them is a work thief, and added that Paul should know that.
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"Work thieves are the enemy of those in the creative industry. Alam mo dapat yan."
He then posted the original photo where the watermark of Rappler could be seen in the upper right corner.
Here's a post from the photojournalist who called out the director.
Paul Soriano is a film director and producer, son of pastor Jeric Soriano. Paul married his long-time girlfriend Toni Gonzaga on June 12, 2015 in Taytay, Rizal. Toni then gave birth to their first child, Severiano Elliott, on September 30, 2016. At their wedding, one of their godfathers is former senator Bongbong Marcos.
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Paul Soriano expressed on Twitter his support for presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos. The director uploaded new photos showing his wife Toni Gonzaga, and their godfather Bongbong. Those photos were taken behind the scenes of the proclamation rally of Bongbong and Sara Duterte’s UniTeam.
Paul Soriano got bashed after posting photos of the filming of an ad for Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte’s UniTeam. One of the photos shows the clapboard for the filming of the ad dated January 8. Bongbong was then accused of violating quarantine protocols since he reported that he could not attend the January 7 COMELEC hearing on the disqualification cases against him because he was sick. Due to the accusations, Paul clarified that Bongbong was not present during the January 8 filming of the ad.