SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – It’s that time of year when leading international magazines choose their “Person of the Year,” and The Adobo Chronicles (AC) is no exception.
The AC Editorial Board is proud to announce our “Person of the Year,” Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Not that she needs any more accolades. Too many of the Western media have bought into her lies about the Philippines, the Duterte administration, and about her career and business venture. But what is one more award? It makes for a good addition to Ressa’s useless collection.
In naming her “Person of the Year,” the Board unanimously agreed that no other so-called journalist has achieved the kind of stature she has — her imaginary struggles against the suppression of Press Freedom, her fight against the law which has been weaponized to silence her and her online news outfit, her being a victim of harassment and intimidation.
But what sealed the deal for the Board to give her this honor was her recent proclamation that the Philippines under Duterte is the worst war zone she has ever been in. Nevermind that her “fellow” journalists at the National Press Club, Manila Times columnist (and former diplomat) Rigoberto Tiglao, and international journalists who have covered the news in the Philippines have all dismissed Ressa’s allegations.
For being a warmonger in her imaginary war zone, The Adobo Chronicles names Maria Ressa 2010 Person of the Year!