MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After it published a fake news item (see screen capture below) that Duterte supporter and blogger Thinking Pinoy, a.k.a. Rey Joseph Nieto has been approved to join the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC), ABS-CBN News was booted out of its spot in the palace journalist pool.
No less than Nieto himself denied the report in a live Facebook update with another Duterte supporter, blogger Sass Rogando Sasot. Both were at a meet and greet event with the president in Malacañang Tuesday, along with other social media bloggers.
In canceling ABS-CBN News’ accreditation to cover the palace, MPC said in a statement that it needs to protect the integrity of the group by distancing itself from outlets that spread fake news.
The Adobo Chronicles was designated to replace ABS-CBN News on MPC.
‘At least, with Adobo Chronicles, what you see is what you get. It tells you exactly which part of its news reports is fact and which is fiction,’ an MPC spokesperson said.