Category Archives: Law Enforcement

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.

Poll: 99% Of Filipinos Are Happy About Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s Arrest For Cyber Libel

C245D87A-A806-4771-BDE5-A929FF142096MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A new social media poll shows that 99% of Filipinos are happy about Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s arrest for cyber libel charges.  Ressa spent the night in jail on February 13 before posting bail the  next morning.

Rappler earlier reported on its web site that netizens have decried Ressa’s arrest, but the new poll says otherwise.

The biased news media — both locally and abroad — were quick to report on Ressa’s claim that her arrest was all part of the Duterte government’s move to suppress Press Freedom.  Majority of Filipino don’t believe that for a second.

The poll shows that of the 234 respondents, only one person expressed sadness about Ressa’s arrest.