Rappler To Merge With The Adobo Chronicles

65D5FF85-C574-4D5D-828E-0C789436E5DE.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There’s a thin line between satire and fake news, so it just makes sense that The Adobo Chronicles and Rappler have agreed to merge.

The Adobo Chronicles’ satire and Rappler’s fake news make the perfect combination that will bring news media to the 22nd Century.

What’s more, news satire is not considered media by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), so the merged company will not be in violation of the Constitutional provision that media companies must be 100% Filipino owned.

That means Omidyar Network and other interested foreign entities can invest in the merged company.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the future of media in the Philippines!



Adobo Chronicles Exclusive: A Day In The (Prison) Life Of Senator Leila De Lima

CB426F06-53D6-471A-9131-5D595A7F576A.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – One can only imagine a day in the prison life of Senator Leila De Lima.  Kept in solitary confinement. No access to the outside world. Non-nutritious meals. No Exercise. Nada, Nothing, Zilch.

So The Adobo Chronicles investigative team visited De Lima. Unannounced. We wanted to capture what a day looks like for the incarcerated Senator.

Here are the highlights:

  • Freedom to write notes and issue statements using official Senate stationery.
  • Access to Senate resolutions and the opportunity to sign them (the latest was the Senate resolution asking the Supreme Court to review its decision to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
  • Freedom to tweet and retweet.
  • Occasional requests for saging na saba for her snack or dessert.
  • Freedom to accept food delivery from ChowKing, courtesy of Kris Aquino.
  • Freedom to wear her favorite wardrobe — including her signature scarf — instead of the orange or striped prison garb.
  • Daily cold showers.
  • Freedom to attend Zumba classes at Camp Crame and we have a video to prove it:


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