Category Archives: News Satire

Adobo Chronicles’ Statement On The Statement Of The League Of Cities Of The Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) condemned The Adobo Chronicles for our satirical news story about the League “launching a campaign against the Senatorial bid of former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay.”

The “news story” which most everyone knew — except perhaps the LCP — was satire, was a light-hearted take on Hilbay’s past criticism of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and by extension, all city mayors of the country, of not having the training for international politics.

Here is the LCP statement.

And this is our statement:

ADOBO CHRONICLES STATEMENT ON THE STATEMENT OF THE LEAGUE OF CITIES OF THE PHILIPPINES

It looks like it’s not only #Rappler that does not understand what satire is.

We appreciate the time and effort that the League of Cities of the Philippines took to prepare this statement protesting one of our “stories.”

We just wished that the intelligent men and women of the League also spent the time to research the meaning of satire as well as the history of our “news site.”

Disclaimers are all over our site — if only they took the time to first visit our “About” page before firing off with their statement.

Satire is a centuries-old literary art form that is protected under Free Speech. LSP could have easily Googled it.

But more than that, our same “About” page delineates (although we really don’t have to) what is true and what is fictional in our stories.  Everything that the League is protesting about as fictitious in our story is exactly that — as indicated by the use of regular font.  Only parts of our stories that are in italics are factual.

Facebook has no jurisdiction over our website.  It can exercise control over our site’s Facebook page, but we also know that Facebook understands satire and is equally committed to Free Speech.

(And by the way, can you authenticate your published statement since it was merely ‘signed’ as League of Cities of the Philippines, and not by any real, authorized person or representive?)

 

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Adobo Chronicles’ Great Survey On Magic 12 Of Stupid Dilawan

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Mania Bureau) – Forget about the Pulse Asia Survey on the 2019 ‘Senatoriables.”  Here comes the survey of the decade.

If we were to come up with the ‘Magic 12’ of the most stupid Dilawan, who would you want included in this prestigious list?

Vote in our poll and let your voice be heard.

(You can vote for as many names as you wish.  You can also add names of those not on our list.)

Stragolgate: Lacierda Says ‘Sorry,’ Robles Will Make Sumbong

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Unholy Trinity: Lacierda, Robles, Sasot

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former PNoy Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and self-proclaimed investigative journalist Raïssa Robles have made fun of Rodrigo Duterte’s Visayan accent, particularly the President’s mention of the word ‘stragol’ (struggle) in a recent public statement.

Lacierda has since apologized, claiming it was not his intention to mock the Visayan dialect while admitting it was culturally insensitive.

But Robles is not throwing in the towel.  On the contrary, she plans to write to the Dutch Government and ask that Netherlands-based Sass Rogando Sasot be deported.

It all started when Sasot posted a ‘riddle’ that ridiculed Robles for making fun of Duterte’s accent. The post consisted of four witty lines that all rhymed with ‘’stragol.’

That didn’t sit well with Robles who responded directly to Sasot, saying that she will be writing to the Dutch and Duchess of The Netherlands — sorry, we meant to say Dutch Embassy — to warn them that the blogger is spreading fake news.D0A7A6C7-95F5-49EA-B8A1-28D6CE0F15D2

Suddenly, the investigative journalist, author of a now irrelevant book on the Marcos Martial Law, and newbie public speaker with a thick English accent has turned to her childlike instinct to make sumbong to higher authorities whom she hopes would side with her frailties as a woman.