Category Archives: Media

GMA Network Loses Its Malacañang Press Accreditation!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau)) – GMA Network may have been named most-trusted news brand in the Philippines, according to the latest survey by Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, but it has also lost its press accreditation from Malacañang.

Ironically, it is the same Reuters survey that was made the basis for the cancellation of GMA’s palace press credentials.

According the survey, TikTok now accounts for 15% of Filipinos who look to social media as their source of news. Further, GMA is now the largest news creator on TikTok.

ERGO, Malacañang now considers GMA as a Vlogger, and not a journalism entity, so it is banning the network.

UNLESS, of course, the palace eventually decides to accredit Vloggers to be members of the Malacañang Press Corps!


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford has just released its latest media trust survey for the Philippines.

Moving to the top among PH news brands is Rappler, owned by convicted criminal Maria Ressa.

Last year, Rappler was second on top, next only to the tabloid Bulgar.

TOP BOTTOM, that is.

Compromise Reached on New Malacañang Press Corps!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Incoming Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles is proving her diplomatic mettle in her decision to accommodate both mainstream news media and bloggers/vloggers in as far as membership in the Malacañang Press Corps is concerned.

The elite news media have not been receptive to the idea of including bloggers/vloggers in the MPC.

So in a brilliant compromise, Cruz-Angeles has decided to create two separate MPCs.

The bloggers/vloggers will be accredited as the Malacañang Press Corps while the mainstream news media will now be known as the Malacañang Press Corpse.

Problem solved!