Category Archives: The Media

Sedition: Maria Ressa Vs. Maria Ressa

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Will Maria Ressa soon join the ranks of people led by Vice President Leni Robredo who are facing accusations of sedition?


But the irony of ironies is that the Rappler CEO may have set herself up for a possible sedition charge.

In a recent interview  with The Financial Times (FT), Ressa said “it would be great if we didn’t have to fight our government.”

Sedition is defined as action or language that incites people to oppose or fight their duly-constituted government. 

By admitting that she is fighting the government, Ressa all but provided Exhibit A  that could be used against her in the court of law.

Ressa likes to say, “A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”

If Ressa keeps repeating what she told FT, it may just become the truth.



Noli De Castro To Retire, Karen Davila Wants To Move to CNN

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Two ABS-CBN employees— Karen Davila and Noli de Castro — are among those who would potentially be negatively affected by the possible non-renewal of their employer’s franchise.

The Congressional bill authorizing ABS-CBN’s  franchise renewal has been frozen, at least  in as far as the recently-concluded 17th Congress is concerned.

But Karen Davila who hosts  a talk show on the network, and Noli de Castro who is  a screaming news reader for TV Patrol, have decided to be more proactive.

De Castro is retiring while Davila has submitted an application with CNN.

This is developing story…




Palace Admits: Duterte Is Sick!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler’s website has a compilation of its own stories about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s health. A photo that has been circulating on social media shows Duterte supposedly wearing a colostomy bag. His Hong Kong trips with his family were said to be appointments with doctors. The news media have been fascinated at his darkening skin color. Many wondered why he napped through the distribution of diplomas at last week’s graduation ceremonies at the Philippine Military Academy.

Today — once and for all — Malacañang Palace finally admitted that the President is sick. Very sick.

”He’s sick and tired of all the rumors and speculations about his health, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told members of the Malacañang Press Corpse (not a typo).

To end it all, Panelo said: “I have news for you. Si Duterte ay isang masamang damo na matagal mamatay (Duterte is bad grass that won’t die for a long time). So, you scheming yellow politicians and destabilizers, foreign-funded news media and netizen trolls — you can all eat your heart out.  Duterte is not going anywhere, and you can kill your hallucinations about Leni Robredo becoming President any time soon, or ever.”

End of story.