Category Archives: Social Media

Finally, Robredo and Duterte ‘Reconcile!’

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Following a Rappler fact check on its website belying claims that Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. (Bongbong) has returned to Malacañang, it now appears that Vice President Leni Robredo is the one who has returned to the Palace.

Senator and gentleman-in-waiting extraordinaire Bong Go released a photo showing Robredo walking with the President inside Malacañang. It was Go’s way of proving that Duterte is alive and healthy, contrary to recent speculation.

It wasn’t clear why Robredo paid a visit to Duterte. Sources close to the Palace said the President is considering re-appointing the VP to his Cabinet, possibly as the Overall Czar for the country’s war against Covid-19. This would be Robredo’s third appointment as a Cab member.

Rappler Cries “Fake News” Over Media Trust Survey

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Facebook-designated fact checker Rappler is crying “fake news” over a recent study conducted by Reuters showing that the online new portal owned by Maria Ressa is the most untrusted media brand in the Philippines.

The survey, conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford University, indicated that Rappler is the second to the last trusted media brand among Filipinos, just one spot ahead of the tabloid Bulgar.

However, in terms of the most untrusted media brands, Rappler came in last, with 29% “don’t trust” rating.

Ressa asked that the report be fact-checked for accuracy. However, it was the other FB fact-checker Vera Files, that broke the news story.

So, the “trust” and “don’t trust” ratings of Rappler stand. As is.