MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The National Union of Journalists of the Phlippines (NUJP), has rejected the membership applications of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and blogger (and self-proclaimed investigative journalist) Raissa Robles.
In a unanimous decision by NUJP’s board of directors — composed mostly of staff from the Inquirer, GMA-7 and ABS-CBN — the membership application rejections were based on:
Rappler’s status as a foreign-funded news organization which is a violation of the Philippine Constitution
Robles’ status as a biased blogger as evidenced by her anti-Duterte social media posts and anti-Marcos sentiments expressed in her book, “Martial Law: Never Again.”
NUJP said that the board, in rejecting the two membership applications, was clear on maintaining the professionalism and integrity of the Fourth Estate and that it cannot “tarnish the good image of the Philippine news media by admitting Ressa and Robles as members.”
Both Ressa and Robles declined to comment on the NUJP decision when contacted by The Adobo Chronicles.
Robredo is back in the Cabinet as the new Mendicant-in-Chief. As the “donation czar,” the VP’s main responsibility is to solicit donations for and on behalf of the government and the Filipino people.
In a statement released by Malacañang, Duterte said he was very impressed with Robredo’s recent calls for donations for all sorts of causes — from relief for natural calamity victims to help for those caught in the crossfire between government troops and the terrorist group Maute in Marawi City. “She even has a call for donations for a defense fund to help with the electoral protest filed against her by former Senator Bongbong Marcos. She is clearly the most qualified person for the job,” Duterte said.
TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled a planned visit to Japan next month to focus on the situation in Marawi City where the terrorist group Maute has launched a siege, prompting the proclamation of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe perfectly understands Duterte’s change of plans and has, in fact, pledged to donate sophisticated military equipment to the Philippines to help crush the rebel terrorists.
The donated equipment consists of two giant robots capable of decimating the terrorists.
The remote-controlled robots are said to be three times more effective that the used and dilapidated tanks and helicopters previously donated to the Philippines by the United States.