Erroneous headline indicates lack of research

Even non-journalists would agree that the recent headline on is erroneous and indicates lack of research on the part of the writer.

Published on March 4, 2015 by one of the country's leading news providers, the article written by Tetch Torres-Tupas bears the title as follows:

Murder raps filed vs Tagum Death Squad members, ex-Davao city mayor

The summary of the story reads:

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday filed multiple murder and two counts of frustrated murder complaints against former Tagum City, Davao Mayor Rey T. Uy and 29 others for the death of over 80 people by the Tagum Death Squad (TDS).

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We believe in Inquirer's high regard for information accuracy that is why we are respectfully bringing this concern to the attention of Tupas and the paper's online content editors.

Please note that:
  • Tagum City is in the province of Davao Del Norte;
  • Although both are part of Region 11 in the island of Mindanao, Tagum and Davao are two different cities;
  • The ex-mayor of Tagum City is Rey T. Uy while the former mayor of Davao City is Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of incumbent city mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte.
We hope you will make the necessary corrections.