ANDERSON COOPER APPOINTED U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE PHILIPPINES

imageWashington, D.C. – President Barack Obama has nominated CNN’s Anderson Cooper to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Philippines.  The White House announcement on the nomination came on the heels of Cooper’s live reporting on the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan which has devastated many cities and towns in Central Philippines.  He is the host of the popular CNN news program, AC 360. His reports from Tacloban, the worst-hit among the cities in the province of Leyte, gained both praise and criticism.

Many Filipinos, including expatriates from all over the world, have praised Cooper’s early coverage of the devastation in Tacloban and the Philippine government’s rescue and relief efforts which he described as lacking in coordination and clear strategy. On the other hand, Cooper earned the ire of Philippine President Noynoy Aquino who asked for “greater accuracy” in reporting on his government’s relief efforts and to focus on the strong spirit of the Filipino people in facing this calamity. Cooper responded on his news program that accuracy has been his hallmark as a journalist and that his reporting had always pointed to the enormous strength and fighting spirit of the Filipino people.

A Filipino news anchor, Korina Sanchez, speaking from her air-conditioned broadcast studio in Manila, also criticized Cooper for his reporting on the government’s less than stellar response to the needs of Haiyan survivors.  Sanchez said Cooper did not know what he was talking about.  Cooper then challenged Sanchez to do her own reporting at “ground zero” in Tacloban. Sanchez is the wife of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas who is supposed to lead government relief and rescue operations.

In nominating Cooper, Obama said that the CNN journalist is fully qualified for the job and brings with him extensive knowledge and experience with political, social and other issues plaguing foreign governments, including the Philippines.  Obama said that Cooper has also proven himself to be fearless, independent, and sensitive to the interest and needs of both the U.S. and its long-time ally the Philippines.

There seems to be bipartisan support in the Senate for Cooper’s nomination. That in itself is a rarity in America.

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  2. Even if it’s only a joke, he certainly does not deserve it. Why the adulation for this guy. As far as I know, he came here as a media reporter of CNN and all he did was critcized everything what our govt. did not do. He has no concrete things to show that he alleviated the sufferings of the typhoon victims. He was like a vulture waiting from the sidelines ready to feast on the mistakes of the govt. Kibitzer, that’s what he was.

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      1. He was free to criticize and broadcast to the whole world what he observed during the relief operation. Our govt. did not prevent him from doing so. But he should limit himself there. His sarcastic questioning of our govt. official about, according to him, the lousy way of handling the situation in front of the TV camera was going too far as if showing their inefficient ways. He could have afforded them some measure of respect. As far as I’m concern, his behavior was tantamount to meddling with the relief operation. Other foreign contingents who came here to help did their thing silently without showy behavior.

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  3. We salute you Anderson Cooper! Thanks Pres. Obama for recognizing him, Mr. Anderson Cooper is very much welcome in the Philippines…he is truly an honest journalist unlike Korina Sanches all very cozy in her very comfortable studio while the Filipino victims of Haiyan are suffering, dead & are missing. What a shame Korina! Have you and your husband even stepped out & gone to Tacloban to give out relief goods probably NOT…Praises & thanks to all the countries, international community & all the foreign journalist & relief workers who really put aside their own safety just so to help the victims, kudos to all of them & THANKS!

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    1. i bow on you on you Mr. Cooper thank you very much for the concerns and help that you’ve shown and given to my co-Filipinos…bbbllleeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…Korina Sanchez panay porma,pa cute paganda ka lang dyan…dare if you really a real anchor try to Stand on ground Zero….where are u when they needed you most ggggrrrrrrr!

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    1. this is unconstitutuional for the Philippines to be disqualified for all worlwide beauty pageants… there is no legal basis although we have prettier or had the most beautiful women in the world, we must have to be participating or else we, Filipinos are not one amongst the United Nat5ions. this is really very hurting to know about this issue.

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  4. enough has been said…let’s do some sensible work now and stop bickering over nonsense. this parody is just meant to amuse…objective met, but more than that it has created another verbal war…or is it still part of the parody? mabuhay ang Pinoy!

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  5. Filipino politician they only want to be in the position so that they have power and to be richer more, They don’t care about the people. They only care about money. At sa Kay Korina.shame on you. Anderson was in the ground zero how about you ? Where are you ?
    and your husband. What kind of help or comfort did you gave to the people who are affected? So don’t blame Anderson because his reporting the truth.
    As a Filipino thanks Anderson Cooper for reporting the truth. We salute you,

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  6. If only most of our countrymen were educated long enough to college, satirical posts like these won’t become a serious issue in the first place.

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  7. Oh common! filipino people stop ! criticizing each other and acting like you know the real truth. If don’t have anything to suggest or say good about what’s going on, please shut up your mouth. There’s nothing you can help about criticism. Make up your mind to think something possible that can improve and able to provide more help with respect.

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  8. Tayong mga Pinoy…gising sa katotohanan, bakit binoboto niyo pa rin ang mga magnanakaw, walang pakialam sa mga mahihirap, basta busog sila sa pera at luho sa buhay nila..isang sakong bigas..karamput na pera..kayo rin ang magdusa hanggang kamatayan..ang mga kurakot sa mundo..dapat tamaan kayo ng kidlat at mangisay,hawak niyo kurakot na pera ng bayan..mahiya at makonsiensiya kayo!!!!

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  9. Miss Sanchez better say vote for my husband this coming presidential election instead of criticizing your fellow journalist…. are you not happy to the effort of Mr. Anderson and other journalist who rushed to come here in our country?Do you have any fear in your heart if those journalist will know the truth about the real situation in our country? Listen to the sentiments of every Filipino and feel it in your heart and perhaps you will be enlighten on what you are trying to convey to Mr. Anderson.

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    1. Mark, whether he’s an idiot who doesn’t really care or not, the fact that he went to the actual place of devastation & reported what he’s seen is enough—enough to get the attention of the whole world that resulted in getting a lot of help for my fellow filipinos. I’m still very grateful for what he’s done and that alone made him earned my sincere respect.

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      1. Every major News and media outlet in the world was there also. Anderson Cooper did NOT single handedly create the flood of international aid that poured into the Philippines.

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  10. Thank you Mr Cooper, we love you and we salute you. I hate Philippine officials it seems like they don’t know what their doing, so corrupt, the improvement of the country is so slow, they can’t handle the country well. I wish the America would take the Philippines and discover our natural resources to help improve the country.

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  11. PNoy would love this! And so would Mar. Imagine, Anderson Cooper would have to talk in measured diplomatic lines, and not in matter-of-fact off-the-cuff commentaries. He can’t just blurt about what he sees with his two eyes anymore. And Korina wouldn’t have to be suspended. Unfortunately for our boys and girl, this is a satire.

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  12. the intent was brilliant, the idea was excellent but it lacks references.
    If this was for real (how i wish)…..man, this kick Korina’s news credibility.
    I am pro to this article. But I am inclined to truth and facts. How i really wish this is coming true. Mr Cooper let’s give them a big fight!

    Who knows we may ask you to run for President here.

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    1. Yeah sure, it’s been a long time I had been dreaming that our country would be under of any developed countries to lead and develop the Philippines and get rid of those money mad leaders… Just a wish…

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  13. Gosh, this is so funny. People comment just reading the title. It’s so obvious that no one bothers to read the full article nor realized that your website is pseudo journalism – meant to entertain only and nothing else. Well done Adobo Chroniclers, the people comment on the above are so serious it’s funnier that your article. I love your take on Anderson Cooper. Genius! It will be no surprise if my Filipino countrymen take to Vatican to get him canonized, the way he was showered with so much adoration and hailed a Hero. You’ve got a new fan 🙂

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  14. Malacañang Palace – President Benigno Aquino III has nominated ABS-CBN’s Korina Sanchez to be the next Philippine ambassador to the U.S. 😛

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  15. to cooper????sana naman mag ingat ka sa pag balita,masaya kami na marami ang tumulong sa aming bansa.pero ginawa mo kaming pina-makakaawa nakita mo kung ano ang nangyari sana hanggan doun lang yung,

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    1. Your out of your mind mary ann gustilo kung hindi dahil kay Anderson Cooper walang malalaking tulong ang matatanggap natin sa ibat ibang bansa,alam na ng boong mundo kung ano ang Pilipinas na isa sa manga bansang mahihirap dahil sa manga politician natin na mostly walang iniisip kung paano mangorakot.nakakahiya .

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  16. Dapat nga for lifetime na yng suspension nya..eh kung pawang kasinungalingan lang naman pala ang ibibigay na report ni korina..nakakahiya’….

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      1. Tthats true eman dapat ang lahat na kurakot na poltician sa pilipinas ang binagyo.pero ang manga puso nyan bato kahit pa ilan ang namatay sa bagyo walang iniisip yang manga yan kondi mangurakot.

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  17. How true is this? I’ve searched, googled it but all the articles either come from blogs or some unknown sources. Please, before posting, please verify authenticity. Be a responsible blogger.

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  18. People, this news is FAKE. It’s a fruit of work of mindless, heartless blogger who knew nothing but to create more confusion at a troubled situation. May KARMA get this blogger…

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    1. Do realize the difference of satire and hoax. Go on, read about it, it might save a life.

      And if you plan to comment in English, don’t look like a retard with your wrong grammar.

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      1. Be it satire or hoax, it has produced the same outcome – “Deceive people”. Had you been reading, you would have realized that a lot fell for this blog. And I stand on my belief that this article isn’t helping at all. Do point out my “wrong grammar”, Mr. brilliant! Otherwise, it’s probably you who is a retard.

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  19. No Pakman please, what a joke. Korina your husband will not get some votes from my family because of you. You should be slapped with the slippers you have given away to the kids. You are showing that so your husband will earn some votes. In real life your are the meanest and arrogant human being alive. What about those scandal I had read lately. You are a a sick individual. You should step down as a journalist. We don’t believe what you are reporting. Lol

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    1. Thats true Miss Belen Valdez, sisnasabi nya hindi alam ni Anderson Cooper ang pinagsasabi nya that’s not true,si anderson ay nagsasabi lamang nang katutuhanan ,nandoon sya mismo sa Tacloban alam nya ang nangyayari,Itong fake na Korina na ito tinatakpan lang nya ang asawa nya na isa pang walang kwentang politician.ang kapal ng muka nya sinasabi nyang hindi alam ni Anderson Cooper ang sinasabi nya,ikaw Koring ang hindi alam ang pinagsasabi mo wala ka doon sa sight mismo,lalo mo lang pinalala ang pag ka fake mo nakakahiya ka tayo na ngang manga Piliino ang tinutolongan iyan pa ang sinasabi mo kay Anderson,basang basa kana lalo mo pang pinasama ang manga Pilipino sa ibang bansa.Hwag monang takpan ang manga politician natin na ang asawa mo isa sa manga doon lahat na politician 99% walang kwenta.

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  20. shamed my own government who less effort but more on corrupt.but d only thing left for me dat in proud to be Filipino…we Salute Mr. Anderson Cooper.

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  21. We agreed with you all, the whole world know Philippines politicians purposes is to get rich, steal your money, and what they can do for themselves and not for their country. We saw an article about Lito Lapid from Central Luzon an ex-movie stuntman now a billionaire in just few years.

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  22. dear sir it is very clear that you have the more knowledge than the person criticizing your point of view. the situation is clear enough that our country is in the hands of politicians not accepting the truth of unpreparedness when it come to calamities..
    thank you sir i salute your courage and helping us .. more power to you. and to all country who help us. may god bless us all.

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  23. I am overjoyed if he can be the next Ambassador. We always need down to earth persons who can step beyond bureaucratic rules and show the human side of governments!

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  24. Folks: there is a difference between hoax and satire/parody. The Adobo Chronicles is a news parody site. It says so on the site. Google “satire.” It is a legitimate art form. I have no control over what people believe or not believe. But thanks for all your comments. Overwhelmingly and clearly, you hold AC in high regard. Even Mr. Cooper has his own satirical program on CNN called “Ridiculist.’ Here’s a sample clip from AC: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/category/the-ridiculist/

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    1. Sinong niloko mo? This is not the time for your silly satire, kung ikaw man blogger ng site na to. I TELL YOU STRAIGHT ON YOUR FACE….GET A LIFE and spare the people who are really concern about the situation. We don’t need senseless deceptive news at the a time of grief.

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      1. I agree. Pls. be responsible people. The last thing we would want to do after the tragic Yolanda disaster is to have misleading posts like this. Its a shame.

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      2. Pre, hindi dahil sinabi nyang satire ang blog na ‘to, ibig sabihin siya na kagad. Dapat nga magpasalamat ka pa sa kanyang sinasabihan nya yung mga tao na satire ‘to e. Kung hindi, dadami yung mga bayolenteng katulad mo na nagwawala muna bago mag-isip.

        Tsaka pwede magtagalog kung hirap mag-english, ‘di kailangang ipilit para lang magtunog magaling.

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      3. Alam nyo po Manong JOSE CRUZ, kung marunong po kayu umintindi ng English, makukuha nyo pong si “rma2012”, ay si Rene M. Astudillo na blogger ng site na’to. Madali naman intindihin yung sinabi nyang wala syang kontrol sa anu mang paniwalaan ng mga tao tungkol sa sinulat nya. Mukhang di nga kayo marunong umintindi ng English, dahil mas kayo ang mukhang bayolente sa mga taong nag-e-English. Huwag naman sana kayo ma-insecure…nagreply lang ako kay “rma2012” na ang message eh English. Hindi po ako nagpupumilit mag-English…I just happen to know how to speak it. OK?

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  25. o ano ka ngayon korina Sanchez??? puro ka kasi ngak ngak wala nmang gawa…buti pa ang ibang bansa may malasakit sa filipino e ikaw? kayong mga nasa puwesto ano nangyari? anong ginawa nyo? tapos pag merong nagmalasakit sa bansa natin galit kayo kasi naunahan at mas mabilis silang kumilos kesa sa inyo…nakakahiya nman tayo sa ibang bansa. lalo ka na korina sanchez. I SALUTE YOU MR. ANDERSON COOPER thank you for helping my Country PHILIPPINES!

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    1. so what?… liit naman titi ni cooper… nag meeting na kami… chinupa ko sya malaki pa titi ni honey ko…pero masarap talaga kay cooper amoy baha sa tacloban… hmmmmm

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    2. Shame on you Korina!!! Stay away from newscasting. Your news is bias. How can you do that to Anderson Cooper when he is reporting at the ground zero. He was there physically, emotionally, spiritually reporting the truth. I am proud to be a Filipino but I am ashamed of how your attitude towards reporting. It’s a shame!!! Yuck.

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    3. can tell anything she so crazy to tell that words to mr. cooper she did not even feel what was going on in Tacloban,,,puro kc dakdak…not like newscaster from GMA before they talk they do the work and witness everything what happen….suspension is not worth it for you..you should be fired in your job.kwento mo sa pagong!!!

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