Category Archives: Politics

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:

President Duterte Appoints Raissa Robles New Flooding Czar!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Proving once again that his policies and actions are dictated by science and not by politics, President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed one of his critics to a top Cabinet-level position.

Self-proclaimed investigative journalist-turned-hydrologist Raissa Robles is the Administration’s new Flooding Czar.

Duterte was impressed by Robles expert analysis regarding flooding in Metro Manila.

In her latest tweets, Robles blamed the Dolomite Beach at Manila Bay for the extensive flooding going in the metropolis.

To back her credentials and expertise, Robles said she has been covering flooding in Metro Manila and Central Luzon since 1984. Such an impressive resumé!


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao may not be able to return to his country after his title fight next month with Errol Spence, Jr. in Las Vegas.

The reason? President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a report by CNN Philippines’ Triciah Terada, is mulling closing his country’s borders if the spread of Covid-19 continues to accelerate.

This puts in jeopardy Pacquiao’s planned candidacy for President in the 2022 elections and the chance to prove his allegations of widespread government corruption under the current Administration.

This is a developing story.