MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – We waited to publish this story because if we did it yesterday, April 1, our readers might mistake it to be an April Fools’ joke.
Yesterday, on the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a photo appeared showing a wooden cart being drawn by a carabao.
But the Inquirer, beacon of truth and integrity in reporting the news to the Filipino people, renamed this “beast of burden” to “horse” (see their caption.)
Moral of the story: if it’s reported in the Inquirer, it must be true.
The Department of Education is reportedly recalling all textbooks used by elementary school children that bear illustrations of the carabao and the horse, so that it can make the appropriate revisions.
Ah, the power of media!