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Adobo Chronicles Confirms New York Times’ Report On Extra-Judicial Killings In The Streets Of Manila

IMG_0017MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In yet another report that seeks to put President Rodigo Duterte and the Philippines in a bad light, The New York Times posted a documentary to show the world that Filipinos are living in fear and grief as a result of alleged extra-judicial killings due to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

The documentary claims that the “body count rises daily” on the streets of Manila.

The Adobo Chronicles sent its own investigative team of reporters and photographers to confirm what was reported by the Times.

We can now categorically say that the NYT report was mostly true!

As we walked the streets of Manila — from Tondo to Mandaluyong, from Pasay to Makati — we could not believe what we saw: dead bodies piled up everywhere!

We documented every single dead body we encountered and came up with these numbers which seem to match up perfectly with the 7,000 EJKs reported by the news media here and abroad:

  • Ants – 2,800
  • Flies – 1,200
  • Cockroach – 1,500
  • Rats – 500
  • Lizards – 500
  • Could not be identified because of advanced decay – 500

Our investigation only proves that The New York Times is a very reliable source of fair, accurate and balanced reporting.  We urge you to subscribe now!

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Duterte Appoints Filipino Archbishop To New Key Cabinet Post

IMG_0018.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you can’t lick ’em, welcome them into your fold.  This seems to be Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest strategy in dealing with his staunchest critics.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has just been appointed by Duterte as his Secretary of Religion and Morality.

Villegas has been a vocal critic of the Duterte administration, using the Catholic Church’s bully pulpit to incite Filipino Catholics to resist and reject Duterte’s war on drugs, which many lost souls are blaming for the alleged extra-judicial killings.

Just a couple weeks ago, Villegas and the CBCP issued a pastoral letter read in most Catholic Churches throughout the country, calling the government to task for drug-related killings as well as the efforts to reinstate the death penalty in the Philippines.

Malacañang announced Villegas’ appointment during a special mass held in Davao City on Sunday.

In appointing Villegas, Duterte said that “while the Philippine Constitution provides for the separation of Church and State, we might as well include the Church leadership in our team since they like to meddle in government affairs anyway.”Besides, it’s the Catholic thing to do,” the president added.

Casting Call For New York Times’ Blockbuster Hollywood Film In The Philippines

IMG_0017.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Calling all Filipinos! Here’s your chance to become a Hollywood film actor.

The New York Times has sent a crew to Manila to film what the newspaper hopes to be a blockbuster Hollywood film.  It is the Times’ first international venture at film producing aimed at rivaling Disney Films, known for fairy tales and fantasy movies. Partial funding for this project  was provided by the Loida Nicolas-Lewis Peace and Justice Foundation.

Tentatively titled “La P*ta,” (English subtitle: “La Pieta”), the film follows the lives of millions of Filipinos who are living in fear and grief, and whose peaceful and happy lives have been shattered by the alleged extra-judicial killings resulting from popular Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

The New York Times has already announced some of its leading cast members for this film — Filipinos who will play themselves in this monumental epic, including Senators Leila De Lima, Alfonso Trillanes, and Risa Hontiveros.

Still to be cast are those who will portray Duterte, Philippine National Police Chief ‘Bato’ de la Rosa, self-confessed murderers Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas, Jim Paredes, Cynthia Patag and Leah Navarro.

Extras  will also be hired to portray police officers, members of death squads and thousands of others for the film’s crowd scenes.

Interested and aspiring Filipino actors are encouraged to send their resumes to: letters@nytimes.com

What are you waiting for?