Category Archives: Social Media

Unedited Version Of Leni Robredo’s FB Message On Passage of OVP’s 2020 Budget

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Leni Robredo  proudly announced on her Facebook page that Congress has approved the 2020 budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP).

In her message, Robredo said she was happy to note that some lawmakers even wanted to increase OVP’s budget.

The Adobo Chronicles was able to obtain the unedited version of Robredo’s message which she herself wrote:

Here’s the final version posted on Facebook after it was edited by her propaganda staff.

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Facebook Adopts GCTA For Suspended Accounts

MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Facing criticism about its process and decision-making protocol regarding the suspension of accounts it considers in violation of community standards, Facebook announced today that it was adopting a new policy patterned after a Philippine law called Good Conduct and Time Allowance (GCTA).

GCTA allows those convicted of crime to be released early from jail based on demonstrated good conduct during incarceration.

Facebook said that henceforth, it will cut suspension time for those mass-reported for violation of community standards with these conditions:

  • The suspended account holder must promise to post a public apology for violating FB’s community standards immediately after reinstatement of his or her account.
  • The suspended account holder must submit a letter-clearance from FB fact-checking partners Rappler and Vera Files.
  • The suspended account holder must submit a certificate of good moral character signed by his or her Barangay Captain.
  • Submitting a letter signed by a Congressman or Senator is a plus.

Facebook says suspension time can be cut from one month to as little as 48 hours provided all the above requirements are submitted.

Facebook Suspends Adobo Chronicles’ Account Over Mock Film (No Longer Satire)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Apparently, it is not only Maria Ressa and Rappler who don’t get satire.  Neither does Facebook, and by extension, Mark Zuckerberg.

Yesterday, Facebook suspended the account of The Adobo Chronicles because of a FB post of a mock new film featuring ‘feuding’ major bloggers, Mocha Uson and Sass Rogando Sasot. The two have been exchanging barbs on their social media accounts over the SOGIE bill (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression.)

In its FB post, The Adobo  Chronicles satirized the feud by announcing a “new film” titled “The Sexy Dancer and the Tranny”  featuring Uson and  Sasot. It wasn’t  clear whether it was the “sexy dancer” or “tranny” that it considered hate speech. (Uson had been described as a “sexy dancer” by mainstream media and some social media bloggers while Sasot is a self-identified transgender woman.)

“Tranny”  may or may not be considered derogatory by the trans community, as evidenced by THIS.  Our sources also confirmed that many transgender women refer to themselves as “trannies” especially when talking amongst themselves. It is almost a “term of endearment” just like many gay men call each other “homos.”

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