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Inquirer Names Leni Robredo 2019 Other Woman Of The Year

MANILA, Philppines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The long-awaited news is here.  The Philippines Daily Inquirer (PDI) has released its choice for the 2019 Filipino of the Year.

However, PDI decided to rename the annual award to more accurately reflect the gender of its honoree.

PDI has named Vice President Leni Robredo as the 2019 Other Woman of the Year.

Earlier, PDI editors voted to give the Woman of the Year award to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who respectfully declined the honor because she says it is a “step-down” from her collection of international awards, including several she had received from TIME magazine.

So instead, PDI decided to give the award to their first runner-up, Robredo.  Hence the title, “Other Woman of the Year.”

Duterte, Robredo Prove Maria Ressa Wrong On Free Speech

MANILA, Philippies(The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For quite some time now, Maria Ressa has accused the Philippine government of curtailing her rights to free speech, constantly mouthing that the “law is being weaponized” to silence her online news source, Rappler.

But no less than the two highest officials of the land have proven Ressa wrong.

In recent days where there has been some exchanges between President Rodrigo Duterte and VP Leni Robredo over the former’s war on drugs, Ressa’s claims have all but gone down the drain.

Robredo has called Duterte (and his war on drugs) a “massive failure,” while the President has called the VP a “colossal failure.”

Proof that free speech is alive and well in the Philippines.

Adobo Chronicles To Close Its Philippine Bureau in 2020

View of Manila, Philippines from the International Space Station

SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chonicles, San Jose Bureau) – Since 2013, The Adobo Chronicles (AC) has been reporting unbelievable news from its bureaus worldwide, including the Philippines.

But starting in 2020, the San Jose, Calfornia-based news outfit will say goodbye to its Philippine Bureau.

Its Philippine Bureau will be relocated to the Intenational Space Station.  AC will hold the distinction of the first news outlet to establish news operations in space.

The decision follows the signing by President Donald Trump of a new measure creating the 6th branch of the U.S. Military — the U.S. Space Force.

”Now that we are assured of a safe space for our news operations as a result of the creation of the U.S. Space Force, we are ready to explore the rest of the universe,” AC’s publisher said.

AC wil continue to report on Philippine developments but it will do so on a better perspective from above.  It will be able to monitor events not only in the Philippines but elsewhere on earth with the help of space technology.

Upon hearing of the AC announcement, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa reportedly  reprimanded her market development staff for not having the foresight to do what AC is now doing.  “We just lost the opportunity to be ahead of the curve.  Shall we remain on earth just holding the line?”  she told her board of directors and staff.