Category Archives: Awards

Philippine Daily Inquirer Struggling To Name 2019 Filipino Of The Year

MANILA, Philipppines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s that time of year when the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) names its ‘Filipino of the Year.’  But there are reports that the newspaper outfit is finding it difficult to name someone to this annual fete. And it’s not for lack of trying.

Previously,  Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio was PDI’s choice for the honor, but it was met with widespread criticism among many Filipinos, especially the netizens.

Reliable sources have told The Adobo Chronicles that although PDI has decided on a short list of 2019 honorees, none of them have agreed to being named  “Filipino of the Year.”

We spoke to one of the people on PDI’s short list, someone we think is truly deserving of the honor.  No it wasn’t Maria Ressa.

This person, who asked not be named publicly, said he would feel insulted if named “Filipino of the Year” because of the award’s predecessor, Laurio.

”I do not want to be put on the same level or the same category as Laurio.  Her being named previously was not only undeserving but it cheapened the annual PDI award.  So I had to decline,” he said

Can’t blame him.

TIME Clarifies: Greta Thunberg As ‘Person Of The Year’ Is For Our Satire Edition

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Initial reaction to TIME Magazine’s choice of climate activist Greta Thunberg as this year’s ‘Person of the Year’ was hugely negative, with netizens expressing shock about it.

But today, the editors of TIME clarified that what it announced was the ‘Person of the Year’ for its satire edition. They said their real choice has not yet been made public. They said they couldn’t decide between U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

”We thought that starting this year, we’d come out with a holiday satire edition and what better way to do it than to create a mock ‘Person of the Year,’ the editors told The Adobo Chronicles.

Last year, TIME named Rappler CEO Maria Ressaa one of its ‘Persons of the Year,’ and we asked the editors if that was also meant to be satire. Their response: ‘No comment.’