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Adobo chronicles accurately predicts leni robredO’s red dress

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – If we could predict the outcome of the November 3 U.S. Presidential Election, we would categorically say that Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump. But that’s for later.

First, we have a prediction that came to fruition — at least part of it.

On Sunday, October 18, The Adobo Chronicles predicted on its Facebook page that in her next Facebook Live address, Leni Robredo would be wearing a bloody red dress — in contrast to the purple, violet and pink hues she’s been wearing.

Our prediction came after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared in a red dress to address her nation after winning another term in the elections.

We predicted that Robredo’s PR handlers would try to “replicate” the image of the popular NZ Prime Minister, in an effort to significantly increase her trust and approval ratings for the next national poll.

Robredo’s ratings in the last national poll were very dismal, registering only 50% and 57%, respectively, for trust and performance.

In her FB Live address today, October 22, Robredo did wear a bloody red dress!

We also predicted that she would let her hair down and let go of those nerdy glasses, but that didn’t happen this time around.

Maybe, next FB Live…

FILIPINO YOUTH WANT LENI ROBREDO OUT!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The youth are the future of the Motherland, so they say. And the Filipino youth have spoken: they want puppet, dictator and fascist Vice President Leni Robredo out!

Today’s protest rally against the Duterte administration took an unexpected turn when Filipino youth made their sentiments known. Not about Duterte, but about Robredo.

THANKS TO MARIA RESSA, RAPPLER COULD be fired as facebook factchecker IN PH

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When you bite the hand that feeds you, you could very well lose your source of food.

This is what could happen to Rappler after its CEO Maria Ressa attacked Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg during a special edition of ‘TIME100 Talks,” hosted by Prince Harry.

In that interview, Ressa said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Zuckerberg are “on the same page” when it comes to threats to Philippine Democracy, accusing Facebook and other social media platforms of abdicating their responsibility in protecting the public sphere from misinformation.

Rappler is one of two factcheckers designated by Facebook in the Philippines. Rappler’s factchecker status is now in jeopardy as Zuckerberg is reportedly furious at Ressa for shaming him in front of no less than the Duke of Sussex!

Will Zuckerberg hand Ressa the pink slip soon?

As for the rest of the interview with Prince Harry, nothing much came out of Ressa’s mouth except her usual template rhetoric of “weaponizing the law,” “a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth,” holding the line,” etc. As expected she also heralded her being a journalist for many years, covering war stories, as well as the criminal lawsuits, arrests and conviction she has faced.