MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is poised to add another feather to her cap of International awards. This time, the ultimate award: Nobel Peace Prize!
It may be wishful thinking, but Rappler is trying hard to connect the nomination of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) for the coveted prize to its own fact-checking pact with Facebook.
Truth be told, Rappler has been a signatory to the IFCN’s Code of Principles since 2017, and is one of the two Facebook fact-checkers in the Philippines, along with Vera Files.
As a fact checker however, Rappler is far from being a promoter of peace. It has, on the contrary become a harbinger of conflict, with no less than its CEO proclaiming the Philippines to be a “war zone.”
Many will also recall that Rappler and Ressa have early on instigated war with The Adobo Chronicles, claiming the satirical news site to be “fake news.”
Nevertheless, we’re rooting for Ressa and Rappler. They are entitled to their own fantasies like the rest of us.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Following days of sightings all over the United States of Bernie Sanders with his now iconic mittens, the Senator has now showed up in the Philippines!
Netizens have shared photos they took of Sanders in various places, including:
-Riding in a Manila jeepney
-Watching from outside the window of Vice President Leni Robredo as she was doing a Facebook Live
-Joining a protest rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City
-Enjoying Baguio City’s cool weather inside one of the modern jeepneys
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has reiterated his previous statement that Filipinos should not be “choosy” when it comes to which Covid-19 vaccine they would be receiving.
Roque’s latest statement comes in the wake of news that Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, will be receiving Pfizer vaccines next month, while the rest of the country will have to settle with vaccines from China or Russia.. News reports have previously indicated that Duterte’s preference would be the Chinese or Russian vaccines.
Does this mean Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara, is at odds with the President’s preferences and statements?
Nevertheless, Roque said Davao City residents shouldn’t be choosy and be contented with the Pfizer vaccine.