Category Archives: Media


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Olympic fever continues to grip the Philippines with Filipino athletes winning medals — gold, silver and bronze — in the Tokyo competitions.

The medal haul is also evident in the country’s news business as Publicus Asia released its latest survey on the most-trusted news outlets in the country.

As can be seen the poll results, Rappler won gold, while ABS-CBN won silver in the “no trust” category.


Isko Moreno Condemns Cheating In Elections survey

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “How can we expect honest elections in 2022, when there is already cheating in the pre-elections survey?” This was the big question posed today by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

Moreno was reacting to an Octa Research elections survey that showed Presidential daughter Sara Duterte topping the polls for the people’s choice to succeed Rodrigo Duterte.

The same survey, as reported by The Manila Bulletin, also showed Bongbong Marcos coming in second, and Moreno, third.

But wait.

Marcos got 13 % in the poll and Moreno got 14%, so why is Marcos second and Moreno third?

Moreno condemned the cheating, calling it Leni math.

Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN Merging!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you can’t lick Duterte, join forces!

This seems to be the guiding principle that led to the merging of three news organizations known to be critical of the current Administration.

The merger announcement comes just days after Duterte delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Expect the next ten months to be filled with breaking, hard-hitting and in-depth reporting and analysis from the new merged news organization that will surely keep Presidential Harry Roque on his toes.

The merger is seen as a win-win situation, with Inquirer at the brink of bankruptcy, Rappler and its CEO facing criminal charges (and convicted of one), and ABS-CBN which lost its broadcasting franchise over a year ago.

Here is the new logo of the three-in-one news entity: