Category Archives: News Satire

Adobo Chronicles, Rappler Among World’s Top Satire News Sites

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When it comes to the world’s top satirical news sites, the Philippines is well represented!

The leading Filipino-themed satirical news sites The Adobo Chronicles (AC) and Rappler both made it to the world’s top satires for 2019.

AC is in the 30th spot among the top 75, and Rappler is in the 76th spot.

Ironically, Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa have long maintained that AC does not qualify as “satire,” while AC has always acknowledged that Rappler IS satire, bordering on “fake.”

Regardless, the inclusion of both sites is a huge honor for the country, considering the tough competition among news sites in the world today.

Mabuhay, AC and Rappler!

PCOO Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy Joins The Adobo Chronicles Staff

Badoy, left, with blogger Sass Roganda Sasot (file photo)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She’s been moved a couple of times in the last several years — from Assistant Secretary at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to Undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).  She’s a certified supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte and is credited for the meme, “Digong My Labs”

Now Lorraine Marie T. Badoy is ready to move to the private sector, joining the staff of The Adobo Chronicles (AC) as a senior satire writer.

For many months now, AC has struggled to fill the senior satire writer position.  Many have been called, but none was chosen.

Badoy didn’t even have to submit a formal application.  All she needed was to post a glowing example of her satire skills on her social media account.

When AC saw the post, it knew right away that it has found the perfect person for the position.

Congratulations, Ms. Badoy.  Welcome to AC!

Facebook Launches FB Satire News

SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – Mark Zuckerberg is sick and tired of mainstream  media masquerading as legitimate news outlets, like Rappler in the Philippines.

Today, he announced the launch of Facebook Satire News, in partnership with some of the most respected satire news sites all over the world.

In  a press statement, Zuckerberg said Facebook users deserve a page dedicated to brilliant and entertaining reporting of worldwide news developments as opposed to the biased and sloppy reporting by so-called legitimate news media.

Ironically, Rappler is a designated Facebook fact-checker, along with Vera Files. Zuckerberg said the contracts with the two fact-checkers will soon be terminated. “It’s just not working,” he said.