Category Archives: Social Media

Catriona Gray, Maria Ressa Dolls Selling Like Hotcakes

2CEB2769-E8FA-4B16-9DB7-739E1A510BBC.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In anticipation of Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s homecoming, dolls representing the Philippine beauty queen are selling like hotcakes.

That gave Rappler CEO Maria Ressa an idea to help fund her legal fees involving charges filed against her for tax evasion and cyber libel.

Today, Rappler launched a Lazada-type online shopping website which sells special edition Maria Ressa dolls.  Rappler said proceeds from the sale will  hopefully generate money to help with Ressa’s legal bills.

Rappler’s current appeal for Filipinos to  subscribe to and be a member of Rappler Plus at P3,500 apiece, isn’t going very well. It is apparent that many Filipinos are hesistant to cough up hard-earned money just to receive fake and biased news from Rappler.

But dolls always grab the attention of people and it looks like the Ressa dolls are selling quite well, like hotcakes.


Senator Grace Poe Wants To Ban Dual Citizens Like Maria Ressa From Owning Philippine Media

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chonicles, Manila Bureau) – Reacting to a Manila Times column depicting Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as an American using her dual citizenship for political and business motives, Senator Grace Poe today said she wants to amend the Constitution to ban dual citizens from owning Philippine media.

The current law is clear about media ownership being restricted to Philippine citizens or corporations 100%  owned by Filipinos.

Poe, who herself was a U.S. citizen but renounced her American citizenship to run for Senator, said it has become apparent that Ressa is using her Philippine citizenship to legally operate her online news source while also using her American citizenship to attack the Philippine government, CIA-style.

The Adobo Chronicles reached out to Ressa for comment and all she said was “I thought Senator Poe and I were friends?”

So will Ressa now turn Rappler into a stock broker?


Malacañang Confirms Duterte In Hong Kong To Seek Treatment For Loopholes

63098FE4-B616-490C-A678-F911943A9570.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manla Bureau) – Social media and the biased news source Rappler were abuzz with rumors that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has traveled to Hong Kong for the second time in several months to seek medical treatment.

Rapplerette Pia Rañada immediately tweeted what she called Duterte’s “unannounced trip” in what appears to be part of the online news source’s continuing saga of discrediting every move of the President.

Today, Presidential Spokesperson Salvardor Panelo confirmed that indeed, Duterte was in Hong Kong for the weekend not only to celebrate Honeylet Duterte’s birthday but also to seek treatment for Loopholes.

”If Kris Aquino can travel to Singapore to seek medical  tests for what she announced on social media as a diagnosis of Lupus, then the President has all the right to travel to Hong Kong or whatever country he chooses to deal with medical and other conditions,” Panelo said.

(Many have interpreted “Loopholes” to mean the lack of time spent with family due to work, and making up for it.)