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Adobo Chronicles Confirms New York Times’ Report On Extra-Judicial Killings In The Streets Of Manila

IMG_0017MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In yet another report that seeks to put President Rodigo Duterte and the Philippines in a bad light, The New York Times posted a documentary to show the world that Filipinos are living in fear and grief as a result of alleged extra-judicial killings due to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

The documentary claims that the “body count rises daily” on the streets of Manila.

The Adobo Chronicles sent its own investigative team of reporters and photographers to confirm what was reported by the Times.

We can now categorically say that the NYT report was mostly true!

As we walked the streets of Manila — from Tondo to Mandaluyong, from Pasay to Makati — we could not believe what we saw: dead bodies piled up everywhere!

We documented every single dead body we encountered and came up with these numbers which seem to match up perfectly with the 7,000 EJKs reported by the news media here and abroad:

  • Ants – 2,800
  • Flies – 1,200
  • Cockroach – 1,500
  • Rats – 500
  • Lizards – 500
  • Could not be identified because of advanced decay – 500

Our investigation only proves that The New York Times is a very reliable source of fair, accurate and balanced reporting.  We urge you to subscribe now!

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Casting Call For New York Times’ Blockbuster Hollywood Film In The Philippines

IMG_0017.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Calling all Filipinos! Here’s your chance to become a Hollywood film actor.

The New York Times has sent a crew to Manila to film what the newspaper hopes to be a blockbuster Hollywood film.  It is the Times’ first international venture at film producing aimed at rivaling Disney Films, known for fairy tales and fantasy movies. Partial funding for this project  was provided by the Loida Nicolas-Lewis Peace and Justice Foundation.

Tentatively titled “La P*ta,” (English subtitle: “La Pieta”), the film follows the lives of millions of Filipinos who are living in fear and grief, and whose peaceful and happy lives have been shattered by the alleged extra-judicial killings resulting from popular Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

The New York Times has already announced some of its leading cast members for this film — Filipinos who will play themselves in this monumental epic, including Senators Leila De Lima, Alfonso Trillanes, and Risa Hontiveros.

Still to be cast are those who will portray Duterte, Philippine National Police Chief ‘Bato’ de la Rosa, self-confessed murderers Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas, Jim Paredes, Cynthia Patag and Leah Navarro.

Extras  will also be hired to portray police officers, members of death squads and thousands of others for the film’s crowd scenes.

Interested and aspiring Filipino actors are encouraged to send their resumes to: letters@nytimes.com

What are you waiting for?

Emirates To Allow Computer Desktops On Board Its Passenger Planes — For A Price.

IMG_9985DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United States has announced a ban on all electronics larger than a standard smartphone on board direct flights out of eight countries across the middle East.

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest international airport, has begun implementing the ban which also covers all electronics sold at Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths told local radio earlier this week.

Governnment-owned Emirates operates 18 flights daily to the United States out of Dubai.

But Emirates has set in a place a viable option for passengers who have to use their computers during flight.

Since the U.S. ban only covers laptops and tablets, passengers can bring a desktop computer on board, but with additional cost.

In order to be able to bring a desktop into the cabin, passengers must purchase two full-priced seats, one for themselves and the other to allow for space to set up their desktop.

Up to four desktop pieces are allowed on board: a CPU, monitor, keyboard and mouse.

The new option is available in the main cabin.  The option will not cost extra for First Class passengers.