MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Journalists covering Bongbong Marcos are required to take antigen tests to ensure that the President is not exposed to the coronavirus. Wearing face masks is also a must.
Now, a new palace directive also requires cubicle journalists — those who cover Presidential events from the comfort of their air-conditioned offices — to wear face masks. The likes of Maria Ressa, Raissa Robles, among others. Vloggers like Bb. Maharlika are also covered by the directive.
Press Secretary Cheloy Garafil told The Adobo Chronicles that the new requirement will help reduce fake news, gossip and foul language coming out of the journalists’ and vloggers’ mouths.