Category Archives: Social Media

Karen Davila Accused Of Political Bias

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Karen Davila, news anchor for the now defunct ABS-CBN Broadcasting network, likes to think of herself as the Philippines’ female version of BBC’s Stephen Sackur, always ready with her hard-hitting questions of her guests. She has interviewed top politicians, celebrities and controversial personalities, among them Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquiao.

But now, Davila is being accused of political bias after she interviewed Vilma Santos, Representative for the Lone District of  Lipa, Bagangas regarding her Congressional vote to grant ABS-CBN a new franchise.

Critics reminded Davila that she should always present both sides of any news story or controversy which she failed to do when she gave Santos air time (via Internet) to explain her vote.

Davila received a strongly-worded protest-letter from the Noranians, demanding that their idol and Vilma Santos’ onscreen nemesis — Nora Aunor — be given equal time on her program.

The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Davila at the parking lot of ABS-CBN’s Mother Ignacia compound and we asked her for her reaction to the letter.

She said she already sent a text to Aunor inviting her to a guest on one of her future shows.

Congress Votes: YES To ABS-CBN!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Throughout the unprecedented 12 Congressional committee hearings to determine the fate of ABS-CBN’s new broadcast franchise, supporters of the embattled network flooded social media with their hashtag of #VoteYesToABSCBN.

Well, it worked.

Today, the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises voted 70 to 11, with the yes votes winning. There were 2 inhibitions and 1 abstention.

But alas, the yes votes were for the Technical Working Group’s recommendation to deny a new franchise for ABS-CBN.

Should the network supporters have used a different hashtag instead?

Like #VoteNoToABSCBN?

DOH Orders Mass Testing Of Dolphins At Bataan Marine Park

MORONG, Bataan (The Adobo Chronicles, Morong Bureau) –  Health Secretary Francisco Duque has ordered the mass testing of all dolphins that came in contact with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in his visit to a marine park in Bataan on July 1.

Roque earlier said that his visit to Ocean Adventure Park in Subic, was just a “sidetrip” of an authorized trip to check on his family’s swine business and to distribute personal protective equipment to a nearby hospital.

Critics chastised Roque for sending mixed messages to the Filipino people. In all his press briefings, Roque constantly reminds everyone to wash their hands, wear a face mask and practice physical distancing as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Based on photos posted on social media, Roque didn’t seem to have worn a mask nor practiced social distancing with the dolphins,” Duque said. “We don’t even know if he washed his hands before touching the dolphins,” he added.

Duque said his order for the swab testing of the dolphins is to make sure the sea creatures weren’t exposed to Covid, in case Roque was an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. The Health Secretary also ordered that the dolphins be quarantined pending the test results.