Category Archives: Business

SWS Files For Bankruptcy

EC2DA121-1F07-47D2-AB85-2104F74EBBF1MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Just days after it released the latest satisfaction and trust survey on President Rodrigo Duterte, the polling group, Social Weather Stations (SWS) announced it was filing for bankruptcy.

The SWS decision was prompted by new, emerging online technology which enables individuals to conduct online polling involving as many as 20,000 respondents.

SWS surveys normally involves up to 1,500 respondents chosen at random.

Many have questioned the polling group’s methodology, politics and its “leading questions” in their surveys.

A recent online survey on Facebook showed overwhelming distrust of Senator Antonio Trillanes who said that the recent SWS survey showing a drop in Duterte’s approval and trust ratings shows that “Filipinos are starting to see the light.”

Another online survey is now gathering votes to determine the true satisfaction and trust ratings of Duterte.

”We cannot complete with online surveys on Facebook, Survey Monkey or Polldaddy,” an SWS spokesman told The Adobo Chronicles.


The Real Reason Why Rappler’s Maria Ressa Did Not Attend Senate Hearing On Fake News

FC0DDD43-86BD-4555-9807-90DEA2796178.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There is still a lot of speculation on why Cocoy Dayao and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa did not show up at last week’s Senate Hearing on ‘Fake News.’

Well, those speculations can now  be put to rest — at least in as far as Ressa is concerned.

In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Ressa said that the invitation to attend the hearing was sent to Rappler’s fake address.

”As an online-only news source, we do not have an actual office building or phyisical address unlike all the other publications and broadcast networks,” Ressa said.

”We have a fake postal address but because it is fake, no snail mail ever reaches us.  Everything is ‘lost in the mail,’ “ Ressa added.

So there you have it, dear Senators.  If you ever issue a subpoena to Ressa, call her or text her so that she can come personally pick it up.

In Its News Headline, Rappler Uses Wrong Philippine Air Lines (PAL) Logo

80643F97-17C4-4A01-91D1-CD3149A73618MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Remember when the Phlippine News Agency (PNA) used the wrong logo of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for  its news story?

Yes, that was the news story that used the logo of Dole, the pineapple company, instead of that of the government agency.

Well, this time it was Rappler that made a booboo.

In its headline story about Philippine Airlines (PAL) paying up on the billions its owed the government, Rappler used the wrong logo.  It used that of the U.S.-based online payment company, PayPal.

But at least, Rappler conveyed the correct message that PAL paid.