MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Antonio Trillanes says that he has accepted the apology of PhilStar columnist Al Pedroche for his opinion piece that claimed U.S. President Donald Trump called the Senator ‘lil narco.’
In a statement, Trillanes said:
“Nag-apologize na si Mr. Al Pedroche ng Philippine Star Ngayon/philstar.com sa pagsulat nya sa kolum nya ng fake news tungkol diumano sa sinabi ni President Trump laban sa akin.”
“Tinatanggap ko ang kanyang apology at nagpapasalamat ako sa kanya sa pagtaguyod ng kanilang Code of Ethics bilang journalist,” the senator added.
Trillanes also said he is waiting for R.J. Nieto, a.k.a. Thinking Pinoy and another PhilStar columnist Mary Ann Reyes to do the same.
“Ngayon, inaantay ko sina RJ Nieto a.k.a. (not) Thinking Pinoy at Ms. Mary Ann Reyes ng Philippine Star kung kailan sila mag-a-apologize sa paggamit ng parehas na fake news na ito,” the senator said.
In a related development, the publisher and editors of The Adobo Chronicles, are also waiting for Trillanes to apologize for tagging our satire site as “fake news,” as seen in a social media account which seemed to be owned by the Senator.
”Satire is so different from fake news,” the publisher said.
The waiting game begins…