MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There are royal weddings and celebrity weddings, but a wedding of the century comes only, well, once every century.
And who would ever think that the Philippines would be the venue of this century’s wedding — between Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and now former Manila Times columnist (and former Press Secretary of Ferdinand E. Marcos) Francisco ‘Kit’ Tatad.
It’s a union made in heaven: two journalists, once on the opposite sides of the political spectrum, both now crying ‘suppression of Press Freedom’ and ‘political persecution.’
Both have been accused of lying — ever critical of Rodrigo Duterte — while falling ‘victim’ to harassment and the government’s intolerance of criticism.
The couple makes the perfect Western media darlings and will definitely make for awesome cover stories for TIME, New York Times and CNN. Even Al Jazeera perhaps.
It’s the perfect marriage. Of convenience.
Watch for your exclusive invitations!