Category Archives: Media

ABS-CBN Refutes BIR Claim, Says 11,000 Employees Include Ghost Writers

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  ABS-CBN is refuting a letter sent to Solicitor General Jose Calida by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)  that  the broadcast network has only 4,401 employees.

 ABS-CBN has consistently claimed that it has a total of 11,000 employees who will lose their jobs with the non-renewal of its franchise.

A spokesperson for the network told The Adobo Chronicles that while it is not denying the 4,401 number, he said that BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay failed to include in his letter the remaining 6,599 ghost writers that it employs for its newscasts, teleseryes and other shows.

You see, even ghosts are entitled to get paid for work done.

ABS-CBN’s Karen Davila Not A Filipino Citizen!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) –For the longest time, news anchor Karen Davila has been fiercely defending  ABS-CBN and its boss, Gabby Lopez whose Filipino citizenship has been the subject of debate in the ongoing Congressional franchise hearings involving the broadcast network.

But alas, Ms. Davila herself is not a Filipino citizen, according to an investigation by The Adobo Chronicles.

Here’s what AC found out:

Luckily for Burmese Karen, Filipino citizenship is not required to be a broadcaster. Unless, of course, she owns ABS-CBN stocks.

That will be the subject of AC’s next investigation.

Duterte, Trump Sign ABS-CBN Online Petition

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – An online petition calling for the renewal of the broadcasting franchise of ABS-CBN has garnered more than one million signatures!

Launched by the employees of the network, recently shutdown by the National Telecommunications Commission due to the expiration of its franchise, the petition appeals to members of the House of Representatives for the “immediate discussion and passing of the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise.”

No less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump have signed the petition.

Supporters and sympathizers of the network may sign the petition by logging on to  They can vote as many times as they want, even if they are robots.