Category Archives: Social Media

Leni Robredo: Mocha And I Are Now BFF’s

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Remember that time when Kris Aquino said on a live broadcast that she and President Rodrigo Duterte were now “friends?” (Best friends na kami ni PRRD!). It was over some issues Aquino had with then PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.

Now, Uson is in a similar situation with Vice President Leni Robredo. In a recent post, Uson criticized Robredo over what she said were the VP’s photo ops during the distribution of relief goods to those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Getting back at her,  Robredo said Uson was a bearer of “fake news” while receiving taxpayer money in salary as Deputy Executive Director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

But in the spirit of national unity and reconciliation, and in solidarity with the victims of this latest tragedy in the country, Robredo has offered an Olive branch to Uson.

”Mocha and I are now BFFs (Best Friends Forever).  To prove her sincerity, the Vice President directed her staff to procure Hansel brand cookies — get this — Mocha flavor, as part of the relief goods to be disributed to the calamity victims.

All’s well that ends well!

Office of VP Leni Robredo Denies ‘Masked Man’ Was Bolet Banal

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –The Internet was abuzz with photos of and comments about former Quezon City Congressman Bolet Banal wearing a face mask to conceal his identity while accompanying Vice President Leni Robredo when she distributed five pandesals and one bottled water each to those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.

There are persistent rumours that Robredo and Banal are “an item.”

In a statement issued to the news media, the Office of the Vice President said that the photograph was photoshopped. “The man in question wasn’t Banal but American actor Tom Selleck who happened to be in Tagaytay during Robredo’s visit,” the statement said.

Selleck, now 74, is best known for the hit movie, “Three men and a Baby.”  (Three men, not three daughters who are all girls.)

Thanks for the clarification, OVP!

 

Duterte, Robredo Prove Maria Ressa Wrong On Free Speech

MANILA, Philippies(The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For quite some time now, Maria Ressa has accused the Philippine government of curtailing her rights to free speech, constantly mouthing that the “law is being weaponized” to silence her online news source, Rappler.

But no less than the two highest officials of the land have proven Ressa wrong.

In recent days where there has been some exchanges between President Rodrigo Duterte and VP Leni Robredo over the former’s war on drugs, Ressa’s claims have all but gone down the drain.

Robredo has called Duterte (and his war on drugs) a “massive failure,” while the President has called the VP a “colossal failure.”

Proof that free speech is alive and well in the Philippines.