MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s time for Rappler and its star reporter Pia Ranada to shine! Word has it that they are strong contenders for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for their coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Philippines.
She’s been maligned. She’s been embarrassed by President Duterte (remember the SPO4 issue?). She’s been banned from entering Malacañang. But now, Ranada is on her way to international fame.
Informed sources told The Adobo Chronicles that Ranada and Rappler are almost a shoo-in for the next Pulitzer Prizes. They are being honored for their “in-depth, investigative, courageous and comprehensive coverage” of the Chinese leader’s recent visit to Malacañang.
Specifically, Ranada is being cited for her series of Tweets about the state dinner hosted by Duterte for Xi at the Presidential Palace last night.
Here is the series of Tweets that may put the much-coveted Pulitzer in the bag for Ranada and Rappler: