MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler’s “star reporters” seem to be biting the dust one after another (moving on, being on sabbatical or on leave) : Lian Buan. Mara Cepeda. Pia Rañada. Now, Rambo Talabong is leaving Maria Ressa’s angels and is going freelance.
The wide-mouthed Talabong is most known for his series of jabs at the Marcos family — portraying himself as an expert on Martial Law, the Marcos wealth, tax laws, and university credentials, among others.
Like his fellow Rapplerettes, Talabong self-transitioned from writer to broadcaster notwithstanding his lack of qualifications and annoying presence on the tube.
It isn’t clear what Talabong seeks as a freelance “journalist.” Will he establish his own YouTube channel, contract with news networks like GMA 7 or follow in the footsteps of Vloggers like Coach Jarret, Thinking Pinoy and Sass Rogando Sasot?