Rappler Cries “Fake News” Over Media Trust Survey

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Facebook-designated fact checker Rappler is crying “fake news” over a recent study conducted by Reuters showing that the online new portal owned by Maria Ressa is the most untrusted media brand in the Philippines.

The survey, conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford University, indicated that Rappler is the second to the last trusted media brand among Filipinos, just one spot ahead of the tabloid Bulgar.

However, in terms of the most untrusted media brands, Rappler came in last, with 29% “don’t trust” rating.

Ressa asked that the report be fact-checked for accuracy. However, it was the other FB fact-checker Vera Files, that broke the news story.

So, the “trust” and “don’t trust” ratings of Rappler stand. As is.

2022 PResidential Elections: Leni Robredo Opens FIrst Campaign Headquarters In Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau)- All that talk of essential and non-essential goods in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis in the Philippines had finally been put to rest. Lugaw (rice porridge) is indeed essential.

In a quaint neighborhood in this summer capital of the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo opened her very first campaign headquarters in her bid to become President in 2022. It was timed to coincide with the final day of Holy Week, Easter Sunday.

It was an inconspicuous opening in Baguio City, with no fanfare, simple as the Filipino food which has become Robredo’s political trademark – lugaw.

Many more similar campaign headquarters are expected to rise in the next few weeks, leading up to the exact day that the elections will be held a year after, in 2022.

Campaign memes and jingles will soon fill the pages and airwaves of both mainstream and social media, heralding the bold and much anticipated bid by Robredo to become President of the Lugaw Republic.


Jose Antonio Vargas, poster boy For Undocumented immigrants, U.S. Citizen For A Day!

Vargas, left, with Adobo Chronicles publisher (file photo)

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas proudly announced on his Facebook Page that after 28 years, he is finally a citizen of the United States of America.

Vargas is known as the poster boy of undocumented immigrants in America, after he revealed his undocumented status years ago.. He has since become a fierce advocate for millions of undocumented immigrants in America.

But alas, Vargas’ post was on April 1, April Fools Day, and after receiving praise and congratulations from thousands, including his colleagues, he sent an update revealing his true status:

Nevertheless, many continued to wish him well and expressed hope that someday, he will pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

Jose Antonio Vargas. U.S. citizen for a day!

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