Category Archives: News Satire

Adobo Chronicles, Rappler Barred From Live Coverage Of Monday’s Senate Hearing On 2016 Electoral Fraud

0CC61140-2D4A-4EDE-92EC-37A777C60B00.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Mainstream media companies are expected to show up in full force on Monday when the Senate hearing on the alleged 2016 Electoral Fraud continues.

The last hearing, in which Atty. Glenn Chong questioned the Comelec and Smartmatic’s electronic transmissions a day before the actual May 9, 2016 elections, was not covered live by many Mainstream news outlets.

However, The Adobo Chronicles and Rappler will be barred from covering Monday’s hearing.

The Senate Secretariat explained the decision:

Adobo Chronicles is a satire news site while Rappler is a fake news site.”

We at The Adobo Chronicles wholeheartedly accept the Senate decision.


Adobo Chronicles To Sue Rappler For Cyber Libel

Rappler’s Ressa

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office has given the go signal to indict “Thinking Pinoy” blogger Rey Joseph “RJ” Nieto for calling opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV a “narco” in one of his posts on social media, yet another lawsuit is brewing.

The Adobo Chronicles will file tomorrow, a complaint against online news source, Rappler and its CEO, Maria Ressa, for “false and baseless defamatory imputation” against the popular satire news site.

The complaint stemmed from an opinion piece previously published by Rappler and re-tweeted by Ressa, accusing The Adobo Chronicles of not knowing the difference beween ‘fake news’ and ‘satire.’

”In effect,” the complaint stated, “accusing The Adobo Chronicles of being ‘fake news’ as opposed to satire is tantamount to cyber bullying and spreading inaccurate information.”

This lawsuit just adds to Rappler’s legal issues — from the revocation of its media license by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to tax evasion charges slapped against it by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Ressa could not be contacted for comment because she blocked The Adobo Chronicles from her Twitter account.


Free Coffee Mugs From Rappler To The First 7,080 Lucky Followers

687D5BEF-BF16-4F47-9F7F-DE92E78FE6EDMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ongoing rift between Rappler and The Adobo Chronicles is finally coming to an end, thanks to the intervention by Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files.

The rift started when Maria Ressa and her Raplerettes tweeted that The Adobo Chronicles can’t tell the difference between fake news and satire.  Rappler has also been fact-checking posts by The Adobo Chronicles.

It was not until Tordesillas chided Ressa, pointing out that The Adobo Chronicles is indeed satire that Ressa finally realized her ignorance. A very sisterly advice from Tordesillas.

So, to celebrate the end of the rift, Rappler is giving away free coffee mugs to the first 7,080 Filipinos who will email them and request for this free item. (7,080 represents the number that Rappler has been spreading on the extra-judicial killings under President Duterte’s war on drugs.)

This give-away was made possible by Omidyar Network which recently donated it $1.5 Million investment in Rappler to the online news source’s senior managers, including Ressa.

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