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‘LODI’ Group Of Artists, Writers, Journalists and Media Workers Accused Of Plagiarism

33A5394A-79A9-49BA-B3E1-D4E996B148ADMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Citing threats to freedom of expression and the “disinformation campaigns” waged by forces funded by taxpayer money, a group of artists, writers, journalists and media workers has served notice to the Duterte administration of their plan to be a “Lodi.”

This six-member group is tagging itself as an alliance that is expected to scrutinize or fact-check pronouncements from Mr. Duterte, his aides or his supporters who command an online following.

LODI stands for “Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity.”  Members include Joel Lamangan, Sari Dalena, Inday Espina  Varona, Tonyo Cruz, Bonifacio Ilagan and Juana Change.

Today, however, LODI faces a backlash — and a class-action lawsuit — from Filipino netizens who originally came up with the term “lodi.”

Unless you’ve been hibernating, you know that “lodi” in social media parlance means ‘idol’ (spelled backwards).

The lawsuit charges that the group of artists and media personalities committed an act of plagiarism when they chose to name their group LODI.

One netizen commented that the group capitalized on the term so that they would look ‘young and cool’ contrary to their more senior persona. “By filing this class-action lawsuit, we hope to take back the word ‘lodi’ from these opportunists,” he said.




Pinoy Ako Blog Jover Laurio’s Photo Cropped From Final TIME Person Of The Year Cover


NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Now it can be told.

TIME magazine’s Person of the Year cover featured women described as the “Silence Breakers,” those who had the courage to come out of anonymity to announce to the world that they were victims of a growing epidemic in America: sexual harassment.

Unknown to many readers, a Filipina was supposed to be part of that powerful cover photo for being forced out of anonymity after it was revealed that she was the person behind the anti-Duterte political blog, Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB).

Jover Laurio had her own moments of fame when the BBC interviewed her about breaking her silence.

However, TIME editors decided at the last minute to crop PAB out if the cover photo after another (pro-Duterte) blogger, Sass Rogando Sasot complained to the magazine.



Japanese Protester Is An Avid Duterte Supporter

AD2A6A27-EB70-4930-A265-DB84D22E9668MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Although the issues raised at a recent protest rally in Mendiola were varied — from Martial Law to U.S. Imperialism — the venerable ABS-CBN focused on a Japanese national which the news network claimed was protesting against extra-judicial killings under the Duterte government.

The man was photographed mimicking a dead body and writing a chalk message in Japanese.

But lo and behold, the Japanese national is actually an avid supporter of Duterte.

What he wrote translates into “I love Tatay Digong!”

Sometimes, being multi-lingual is a plus for journalists and news photographers.  It prevents embarrassment.