Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Maria Ressa’s New Battlecry: Financial Persecution!

F647EC61-DF8D-424A-9DB4-6F7E3F871B4FMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After her Malacañang star reporter Pia Ranada was banned from the Palace, and following the charges brought against her for tax evasion and cyber libel, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa seemed to be running out of rhetoric: “Suppression of Press Freedom,” “Political Persecution,” “Intimidation.”

Well, Ressa just found her new battlecry: “Financial Persecution!”

This, after The Court of Tax Appeals denied her appeal and that of Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) to void the tax fraud cases filed against them and remand it to the Department of Justice. It also junked RHC’s motion to suspend the proceedings.

The tax court’s first division will now proceed with the trial of the four tax evasion cases against Ressa and RHC.



Adobo Chronicles Apologizes To Rappler’s Maria Ressa

7FEFDB40-242C-4E60-BE88-E96D1BF0C44CSAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Headquarters) – Not a few netizens are aware of the ongoing rift between The Adobo Chronicles and Maria Ressa’s Rappler, with the former accusing the latter of spreading biased news and the latter accusing the former of being “fake news” and “not getting satire.”

But we, at The Adobo Chronicles man up (or woman up) to our mistakes when warranted.

Previously, we quoted news stories about  Ressa’s release from jail supposedly as a result of public outcry.

Unfortunately, we committed a typo in our own news story when we said the release was “due to Maria Ressas pubic outcry.”

We apologize for the error and have since taken down our story.

(No, you won’t find it even in the online archives!)

Leni Robredo Urges Filipinos To Break The Law

14C6C73B-709E-42B9-B541-7CE9443E37EAMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Whatever happened to the phrase, “a nation of laws?’  Well, that’s out the door, if you ask Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo.

Reacting to the recent arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Robredo urged the Filipino people to break the law.  “Don’t pay your taxes. Bear false witness against your neighbors and your enemies,” she told The Adobo Chronicles.

Not her words exactly, but it’s how many people are interpreting what she said when she slammed Ressa’s arrest, saying it is tantamount to political harassment.

Ressa has faced two arrest warrants so far: one for tax evasion, the other for cyber libel — none of which had anything to do with her Freedeom of the Press.

Meanwhile, a new social media poll shows that 99% of Filipinos are happy about the arrest of Ressa.  Read all about it HERE.