Category Archives: International

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez Denies Nazi Flag Was Displayed During TV Interview

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipino television viewers tuned in to today’s Presidential Press Briefing got the shock of their lives when they saw the Nazi flag/symbol displayed in the background opposite the Philippine flag.

Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Ramon Lopez was answering questions from the Malacañang Press Corps via zoom when viewers noticed the black and white version of the Nazi symbol just to the left of the Secretary.

But it seems it was a matter of camera angle and the manner in which the DTI banner was displayed.

The full, upright version of the banner actually looks like this:

MARIA RESSA NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is poised to add another feather to her cap of International awards. This time, the ultimate award: Nobel Peace Prize!

It may be wishful thinking, but Rappler is trying hard to connect the nomination of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) for the coveted prize to its own fact-checking pact with Facebook.

Truth be told, Rappler has been a signatory to the IFCN’s Code of Principles since 2017, and is one of the two Facebook fact-checkers in the Philippines, along with Vera Files.

As a fact checker however, Rappler is far from being a promoter of peace. It has, on the contrary become a harbinger of conflict, with no less than its CEO proclaiming the Philippines to be a “war zone.”

Many will also recall that Rappler and Ressa have early on instigated war with The Adobo Chronicles, claiming the satirical news site to be “fake news.”

Nevertheless, we’re rooting for Ressa and Rappler. They are entitled to their own fantasies like the rest of us.

Bernie Sightings In The Philippines!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Following days of sightings all over the United States of Bernie Sanders with his now iconic mittens, the Senator has now showed up in the Philippines!

Netizens have shared photos they took of Sanders in various places, including:

-Riding in a Manila jeepney

-Watching from outside the window of Vice President Leni Robredo as she was doing a Facebook Live

-Joining a protest rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City

-Enjoying Baguio City’s cool weather inside one of the modern jeepneys