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Leni Robredo Disappointed About Inclusion of Senator Leila De Lima In TIME’s 100 Most Influential Persons


QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said she was extremely surprised and disappointed at the inclusion of Senator Leila de Lima among TIME Magazine’s 2017 100 Most Influential Persons.

De Lima, who was not even among the candidates in the magazine’s online poll, made it to the final list, along with President Rodrigo Duterte.  Duterte topped the online poll, gaining 5% of the total votes to take the No. 1 spot.

“What were the TIME editors thinking,” Robredo asked.

When sought for commment and clarification about Robredo’s statement, her spokesperson Georgina Hernandez admitted to The Adobo Chronicles that the Vice President was hoping she would be included in the list, not de Lima.

“The Vice President has gone all out to influence the world’s perception of Duterte, issuing statements left and right and even recording a video message to a United Nations conference criticizing Duterte’s war on drugs,” Hernandez said. “I guess the TIME editors didn’t quite take notice.  Perhaps, our propaganda campaign wasn’t as successful as we had hoped.”

Well, there’s always next year.


Adobo Chronicles’ Dream Debate Teams For The Luneta Social Media Face-Off

IMG_0656.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Last week, The Adobo Chronicles announced that it was sponsoring a face-to-face debate between the social media bloggers on either side of the political spectrum :  the pro and anti-Dutertes.

Originally, the anti-Duterte team wanted to hide behind identical face masks to protect their anonymity.

But there’s good news! The anti-Duterte team said they are willing to field their “out” members to debate the equally out pro-Duterte bloggers.

So we’ve assembled what we call the “dream teams” for this once-in-a-lifetime” social media blogger debate to be held at the Luneta Grandstand, with the exact date still to be determined.

Here’s our line-up:

RED TEAM, Pro-Duterte

Atty. Bruce Rivera, Sass Rogando Sasot, MJ Quiambao, Vivian Velez, Cocky Rocky, Antonio Contreras and Thinking Pinoy.

YELLOW TEAM, Anti-Duterte

Jim Paredes, Raissa Robles, Cynthia Patag (we couldn’t find a recent photo, sorry), Atty. Falcis (his first name escapes us), Carlos Celdran, Georginaaaaaa Hernandez and Leah Navarro.

Moderators will be from The Adobo Chronicles and Politikal Pinoy.  Ms. Mocha Uson will be the host for the Facebook Live telecast.

It’s going to be a Thrilla’ in Manila, Part II!

Stay tuned!