Category Archives: Arts

Filipino Designers Respond To Leni Robredo’s Call For Locally-made Face Masks

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In a post on her Facebook page, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo called on Filipino “industrial designers, fashion designers, Architects, engineers etc. to come up with alternative designs for PPEs with readily available materials which can be produced and sourced locally.”

”Of course, the requirement is it would still offer the same amount of protection.” she added.

Robredo made the call in the midst of what she described as the short supply of protective gear that would shield Filipinos from the threat of COVID-19.

Within just a just a few hours after her post, the Office of the Vice President received dozens of samples of locally-designed face masks made of rattan, bamboo, capiz shells, narra wood and coconut husks.

The OVP said Robredo was very impressed with the ingenuity of the designers who responded to her appeal.

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!