Fortune Magazine’s Senator Leila De Lima’s Naming To Top World Leaders Turns Out To Be An April Fool’s Joke!

50D3CAE9-6268-4455-AE7C-EF17B2CEDDF4.jpegNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – After all, that brouhaha regarding Philippine Leila De Lima being named among the Top 50 World Leaders by Fortune Magazine is just, well, a bruhaha (translation: witchity joke).

Many Filipinos have criticized the inclusion of the lady Senator in its 2018 list despite her being charged with a drug crime, violations of law during her various tenures in government service, and other destabilization efforts against the Administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Well, it turns out the May, 2018 issue of Fortune was actually printed on April 1, 2018 (see photo), leading people to believe that the whole thing was a hoad — an April Fool’s joke.

It is turly, unFORTUNE-ate.


SEC Approves Adobo Chronicles’ Fact-Checking License

0CDE518D-6D3C-421C-8602-4A287C72F08E.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manil Bureau) – One door closes, another open opens.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has uninimously approved the license application of The Adobo Chronicles as a media fact-checker in the Philippines.

The SEC action came just weeks after the social media giant Facebook announced its partnership with Rappler and Vera Files to fact-check news and information spread on the Internet.

The Adobo Chronicles’ new license will enable the news satire site to fact-check the fact-checkers like Rappler and Vera Files.

It will be recalled that SEC earlier revoked Rappler’s media license on the grounds that the online news source headed by Maria Ressa is partly foreign-owned which is a violation of the Philippine Constitution.  Before it donated its investment in Rappler to the the latter’s senior managers, Omidyar Network had an investment in Rappler.

The Adobo Chronicles is a Filipino-American news satire site registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with Registration # 4711386.

VP Leni Robredo Prays To The Patron Saint Of Elections

5D41B3F9-37DA-4908-B646-C3810A538580.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – With her camera crew in tow, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo attended church this morning at St. Paul the Apostle parish church in Quezon City.

The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Robredo on her way out and we asked her what what she intently prayed for.

Robredo is facing an uphill battle in the electoral protest (recount) filed by BongBong Marcos.  So far, Robredo’s lead in the 2016 Vice Presidential elections had narrowed down by 5,000 votes.

Robredo said she asked for grace and enlightment from Barsabbas, considered by Christians as one of the patron saints of elections.  The other saint is Matthias.

Barsabbas and Matthias were the two who were fighting for the No. 12 spot in Jesus Christ’s apostles — to replace Judas Escariot.  Matthias was ‘voted’ to take that spot.

Tsk, tsk. Robredo apparently prayed to the wrong patron saint — Barsabbas, the one who was not chosen.


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