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Vera Files Report: ‘Despacito’ Cases Rise With Duterte’s War On Drugs

58F0519F-999C-4E34-A4A6-FFB8275F1E4EMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vera Files is reporting that the number of ‘Desaparecido’ cases has risen with Duterte’s war on drugs.

Desaparecido refers to forced disappearances.

In the same report, it was stated that there have been over 20,000 extra-judicial killings (EJK) in the drug war, a number that seemed to have earned compounded interest from Rappler’s earlier claim of over 7,000 EJKs.

The Adobo Chronicles spoke with Vera Files’ Ellen Tordesillas and asked her about the Desaparecido cases and she said it was a misquote.

”What we wanted to report was that there has been an increase in Despacito fans since the launch of the drug war,” she said.4421B523-F8EC-4493-B754-9CB199941FDD

She was referring to the hit song popularized by Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi.

Ganoon naman pala eh. Vera Files has fact-checked its own news report.


Adobo Chronicles Fact-Checks Facebook Translations

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Move over Rappler. Move over Vera Files. Facebook no longer needs your services as fact-checking partners. What it urgently needs is a translation partner.

Mark Zuckerberg, we offer our services for a bargain fee. Salamat po (Thank you)!

Screenshots of posts as translated by FB

No, Senator Grace Poe Did Not Call Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio ‘Pangit’

95146A29-B43F-4241-986D-5F26564830D7MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If there is one thing that Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio hates the most is being called ‘pangit’ (ugly).  She is ready to take anyone who calls her that to court.

So, when the blogosphere erupted with the rumor that during today’s Senate hearing on fake news, Senator Grace Poe called Laurio, ‘pangit,’ both Poe and Laurio called it fake news.

What Poe actually told Laurio was”: ‘May pangil ka rin’ (you also have fangs).

(Poe was chiding Laurio for saying that many pro-Duterte bloggers have hit her with below-the-belt comments and criticism.)

We guess fangs are less offensive than ugliness.