Category Archives: Media

OVP HIRING STAFF TO MANAGE LENI ROBREDO’S KNOWLEDGE

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The Office of the Vice President has announced that it is currently hiring for a professional who could manage Leni Robredo’s limited knowledge.

Interested persons may contact OVP to further inquire about the Vice Presidential Staff Officer VI, salary grade 24, who will be assigned to the Knowledge Management Division.

OVP also has open positions for their Media and Public Relations Division to help enhance Robredo’s phot ops and propaganda activities.

It’s your chance to join the Vice President’s “SerBISYONG Leni!”

CNN’S PIA HONTIVEROS TO SUE VP LENI ROBREDO FOR CYBER LIBEL

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – CNN Philippines’ news host Pia Hontiveros today told The Adobo Chronicles that she will be suing Vice President Leni Robredo for cyber libel — the same crime Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was convicted for.

The impending lawsuit stems from Hontiveros’ interview with Robredo on the program “Newsnight” where the Vice President called her ‘Karen.’

Hontiveros said being named ‘Karen’ was derogatory, a lie, and malicious. She, however, didn’t mention her ABS-CBN rival broadcaster, Karen Davila, as the person concerned in the “unfair comparison.”

While the interview happened on television, the news segment as well as taped videos of the newscast were widely shared on the Internet, exacerbating Hontiveros’ humiliation. So that counts towards “cyber” libel.

For developments on this story, tune in to CNN’s “Newsnight” where Hontiveros goes above and beyond the headlines.

CNN’S PIA HONTIVEROS TO LENI ROBREDO: I AM NO KAREN

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In the United States and on social media, the name ‘Karen’ has become quite derogatory. It’s often used as a label for a white woman who uses her privilege to threaten or try to intimidate others.

So you can just imagine CNN Philippines’ Pia Hontiveros’ consternation when Vice President Leni Robredo called her ‘Karen.’

When Robredo addressed her as ‘Karen’ during an interview on the program ‘Newsnight,’ Hontiveros was quick to interrupt the Vice President by saying, “Hindi po ito si Karen.” ( This is not Karen.)

But does Hontiveros’ objection to being called ‘Karen’ go beyond the viral Internet label? Does it have something to do with professional rivalry between her and the real Karen, fellow broadcaster Karen Davila?

Tune in to “Newsnight” where CNN goes above and beyond the headlines.