Category Archives: Immigration

Teddy Boy Locsin Asks His Canadian Foreign Affairs Counterpart: Please Grant Maria Ressa Asylum

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Boy Locsin has appealed to his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland   to take in Maria Ressa and grant her political asylum in Canada.

Locsin was encouraged by a tweet posted recently by Freeland expressing concern about the security and safety of the Rappler CEO.

Ressa faces tax evasion charges but has making the rounds of international news media outlets claiming that she was being harassed and intimidated by the Duterte government simply because she was a journalist.

For his part, Locsin promised that if Canada granted Ressa asylum, he will bat for the Canadian trash shipped to Manila years ago to stay in the Philippines, no more questions asked.

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Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Offers Asylum To Maria Ressa

TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) – Believing 100% in Maria Ressa’s public statements that she is being harassed and intimidated by the Duterte government simply because she is a journalist, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affrairs Chrystia Freeland has offered the Rappler CEO political asylum in Canada.

Freeland, in a post on her Twitter account, said that Canada is deeply concerned for the security of safety of Ressa, adding that the harassment and intimidation of journalists have no place in democracy.

Freeland also called for due process  despite the fact that it is precisely because of due process that Ressa remains a free women after posting bail in according with that due process.

Ressa is reportedly seriously considering the asylum offer, although she says she first needs to put up Rappler for sale so that she can use the proceeds for her new, free life in Canada.

Ironically, Canada is open to take in Ressa but has refused to take back the Canadian trash that was exported to the Philippines under the guise of recycled plastic.

 

 

Ex-President NoyNoy Aquino Rips Rappler For News Story On Deported Australian Nun

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Ressa with PNoy (File photo)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Ex-President NoyNoy Aquino ripped Rappler for the online news source’s story on the deportation of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox.

In its report, while praising Fox’s missionary life in the Philippines, Rappler resurrected the protests staged by farmers in Hacienda Luisita which is owned by the Aquino family. (Fox had participated in those rallies).D26F14F6-351A-4395-8D76-2DC2B2128371

“It was disrespectful and out of line for Rappler to include Hacienda Luisita in its report. It does nothing but bring back the spotlight on the land reform issues that have plagued our family for many decades now.  Nakalimutan na sana ng ating mga kababayan ito, pero binigyang pansin na naman ng Rappler.  Akala ko pa naman kakampi ko ang Rappler,” Aquino said from his Times Street residence in Quezon City.

The Adobo Chronicles tried to send a message to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for comment, but we have been blocked from her accounts some time ago.