Post SWS Survey on Franchise Shows 3 Out Of 4 Respondents Were ABS-CBN Employees

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Broadcast anchor Karen Davila was all grateful in her tweet, thanking the Filipino people for an SWS survey that showed 3 out of 4 respondents believed her network, ABS-CBN should have been granted a new franchise.

But an investigation conducted by The Adobo Chronicles showed that of the total respondents in that SWS survey, 3 out of 4 were employees of ABS-CBN. And that included Davila and other ABS-CBN talents like Angel Locsin, Coco Martin,  Vice Ganda and TV Patrol’s Noli “Kabayan” de Castro.

The results of AC’s investigation had a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.  But still…

IATF Imposes Nationwide Ban On Pulutan

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For many Local Government Units (LGUs), imposing a liquor ban has become a default consequence of the rise of confirmed Covid-19 cases in their respective cities and municipalities. Mayors argue that the cultural practice of group drinking sessions and the use of a single drinking glass passed around (tagay), has accounted for some new coronavirus  infections. Almost always, these drinking sessions come complete with cholesterol-rich appetizers (pulutan) like sisig, tokwa’t baboy and chicharron bulaklak.

But the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) says the liquor ban has not stopped Filipinos from these drinking sessions and has encouraged enterprising individuals to sell alcoholic drinks at exhorbitant prices via the blackmarket.

So, upon the recommendation of Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, IATF is changing strategy and has ordered the lifting of all liquor bans.

Instead, IATF has imposed a natiomwide ban of pulutan, effective immediately.


GMA7, PTV4 Launch New Joint Talk Show

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that ABS-CBN is off the air, we are seeing more broadcasting partnerships between the government and the private sector. We win as one. We heal as one. We broadcast as one.

On Friday. GMA7 and PTV4 launched the first of a series of joint broadcasts with a new talk show titled “Wowowee and Harry Roque.”  It is co-hosted by the Presidential Spokesperson and variety show personality Willie Revillame.

Roque will take on the role of comedian while Revillame will act as the serious government comminications person.

The new show airs weekdays at noon. Next week’s guest line-up includes Angel Locsin, Maria Ressa, NEDA Acting Chief Karl Chua and Senate President Tito Sotto.

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