Category Archives: Arts

Maria Ressa Exhibit Opens At Washington D.C.’s Spy Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Visitors to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. this coming Holiday season will get a very special treat!

A new exhibit featuring Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s multi-awarded cyberespionage will open on Thanksgiving weekend this month.

Highlight of the exhibit will be a display of Ressa’s collection of international awards for her efforts to spy on the government of Philippine President Rodrigo  Duterte as well as scripts of her speeches and media interviews where she described the Philippines as the worst war zone she’s ever been in.

The exhibit by the dual citizen blogger , tax evader and dealer in securities is funded by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).


Rappler Amends Its SEC Registration From Media To Animation

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler may have found the magic bullet in its ongoing saga with the  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

SEC had earlier revoked  Rappler’s media license on the grounds that Maria Ressa’s online news source was not 100% Filipino-owned as mandated by the Philippine Constitution.  The revocation was challenged and the Court of Appeals had asked  SEC to review — but not rescind it.

But rather than wait for SEC’s review, Rappler announced today that it had filed an amendment to its SEC registration, claiming that it is now an “animation” company.

”As animators, we would not be considered media and therefore not subject to the Constitutional requirement of 100% Filipino ownership,” Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles.

Ressa’s change of heart came on the heels of the launching of Rappler’s first video animation project — telling the story of the Filipino fishing boat which was rammned by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea.

As an animation company, Rappler can solicit funding from foreign investors.

Rappler can now have its cake and eat it too!



Mambabatok Whang-od Denies Giving Bong Go A Tattoo

1C795D1B-42EB-4EB2-95C6-B20C825B60DB.jpegKALINGA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Detractors of Senatorial candidate Bong Go are not buying his latest antic lifting up his shirt in public to prove he doesn’t have any tattoo. They insist the former Special Assistant to President Duterte got tattooed by Whang-od.

Whang-od Oggay, also known as Maria Oggay, is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is often described as the “last” and oldest mambabatok.

Today, The Adobo Chronicles traveled to Kalinga to ask Whang-od if she, indeed, gave Go a tattoo.

“Bong who,” Whang-od asked, confirming that she has ever met the Senatorial candidate, nor would she ever want to.

Speaking in her native dialect, Whang-od said the only mestizo she is dying to meet in person is ‘Ang Probinsiyano’ lead actor Coco Martin.

So let’s put all tattoos to rest. Especially Bong Go’s!