MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Although the issues raised at a recent protest rally in Mendiola were varied — from Martial Law to U.S. Imperialism — the venerable ABS-CBN focused on a Japanese national which the news network claimed was protesting against extra-judicial killings under the Duterte government.
The man was photographed mimicking a dead body and writing a chalk message in Japanese.
But lo and behold, the Japanese national is actually an avid supporter of Duterte.
What he wrote translates into “I love Tatay Digong!”
Sometimes, being multi-lingual is a plus for journalists and news photographers. It prevents embarrassment.