Category Archives: Politics

Leni Robredo Urges Filipinos To Break The Law

14C6C73B-709E-42B9-B541-7CE9443E37EAMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Whatever happened to the phrase, “a nation of laws?’  Well, that’s out the door, if you ask Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo.

Reacting to the recent arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Robredo urged the Filipino people to break the law.  “Don’t pay your taxes. Bear false witness against your neighbors and your enemies,” she told The Adobo Chronicles.

Not her words exactly, but it’s how many people are interpreting what she said when she slammed Ressa’s arrest, saying it is tantamount to political harassment.

Ressa has faced two arrest warrants so far: one for tax evasion, the other for cyber libel — none of which had anything to do with her Freedeom of the Press.

Meanwhile, a new social media poll shows that 99% of Filipinos are happy about the arrest of Ressa.  Read all about it HERE.


Poll: 99% Of Filipinos Are Happy About Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s Arrest For Cyber Libel

C245D87A-A806-4771-BDE5-A929FF142096MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A new social media poll shows that 99% of Filipinos are happy about Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s arrest for cyber libel charges.  Ressa spent the night in jail on February 13 before posting bail the  next morning.

Rappler earlier reported on its web site that netizens have decried Ressa’s arrest, but the new poll says otherwise.

The biased news media — both locally and abroad — were quick to report on Ressa’s claim that her arrest was all part of the Duterte government’s move to suppress Press Freedom.  Majority of Filipino don’t believe that for a second.

The poll shows that of the 234 respondents, only one person expressed sadness about Ressa’s arrest.


Maria Ressa Resigns From Rappler, Citing Conflict Of Interest

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Journalists are supposed to report the news, not be IN the news.  Such is the dilemma faced by Rappler CEO Maria Ressa.

Ressa has been making news headlines recently because of her troubles with the law, including charges of tax evasion and cyber libel, both of which had earned for her warrants of arrest.

Even her own online news source has lost its focus because it’s been busy reporting on Ressa instead of the real news.

So, to avoid any further conflict of interest, Ressa has tendered her irrevocable resignation from Rappler, effective immediately.

Kudos to Ressa for this bold yet most approriate move.