Category Archives: Social Media

Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio Sued For Plagiarism By The Estate Of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was a quote worth all the publicity: Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio claiming that she eats death threats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even for midnight snacks. It could have easily won public sympathy.  Well, maybe.

But one thing went wrong. It was not original.  It was a quote first attributed to the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

So now, Santiago’s  Estate is suing Laurio for plagiarism.

While plagiarism in itself is not a crime, plagiarism that also amounts to copyright infringement is. Such plagiarism carries a penalty of 3-6 years imprisonment and a fine of P50,000 – P150,000 if prosecuted under the law.

Laurio has reached out to former Solicitor General and now Senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay, hoping that he would be her defense attorney on a pro-bono basis.  After all, she and Hilbay share the same Yellow color.

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Jollibee Mascot Denies Being Part Of Opposition Network Seeking Duterte Ouster

251E78D8-216A-4629-AFBF-3B96B3ECD1FEMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has bared a massive opposition network, including several yellow politicians, Catholic bishops and companies, allegedly seeking to oust President Duterte from office.

Among those mentioned in Paolo’s Facebook page were Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Risa Hontiveros, Rappler’s Maria Ressa, FilAm Imelda Nicolas, several Catholic bishops, and companies including Jollibee.

Today, a leading mascot of Jollibee came out of his costume and denied being part of the network.

The mascot, who requested to remain anonymous on the grounds that he might incriminate himself, was seen in a photo with Robredo and several Catholic clergy which was previously posted on the Vice President’s social media account.

”I categorically deny the allegation,” the mascot said. “My role in my company is simply to promote Chicken Joy and other inexpensive Filipino fast food menus.”

Maria Ressa Agrees To Plea Bargain On Tax Evasion Charges

0F1B2444-5241-4EC6-B41B-831ACC19BC3BMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  If convicted of the tax evasion charges filed against her, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa could face up to ten years behind bars.

That’s too much for Ressa to handle, so instead, she has agreed to a plea bargain.

A plea bargain is an agreement between a defendant and a prosecutor, in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or “no contest” (nolo contendere) in exchange for the prosecutor to dropping one or more charges, reduce a charge to a less serious offense, or recommend to the judge a specific sentence.

Basically, Ressa’s plea bargain involves an affidavit to be submitted to the court in which she would admit to being both a fake journalist and a fake financial entrepreneur, and instead acknowledge — under oath — that she is just an ordinary blogger, like the rest of her Rappler team.

In exchange, the prosecution and the court are expected to drop the tax evasion charges against Ressa.

It would also mean that Rappler will voluntarily shut down. For good.

All’s well that ends well!