MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Yesterday, The Adobo Chronicles reported that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa fired star reporter Pia Ranada after the latter wrote a story on the alleged appointment of Nikki Prieto-Teodoro as the new Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Rappler quickly retracted the story because it was fake and unconfirmed.
But no worries, Ranada will not be unemployed. She has just been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a second Assistant Secretarty of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Ranada will be working closely with ASEC Mocha Uson.
Despite her differences with President Duterte, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar told The Adobo Chronicles that Ranada will be a great assset to the Duterte administration because of her penchant for gossip and fake news.
“Her expertise will counter all the fake news being spread by anti-Duterte news media both here and abroad,” Andanar said.
Well, all’s well that ends well!