Category Archives: The Media

Rappler’s Pia Rañada On Duterte: He Takes My Breath Away

5524AAAA-47F0-4C96-8BDB-DE2AAA0BCF32MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you’ve been to a karaoke bar — and who hasn’t — you surely have heard the song by Berlin, ‘Take My Breath Away.’

Well, that’s exactly how Rappler’s star reporter, Pia Rañada feels about President Rodrigo Duterte.  Secret admirer, eh?

In a recent tweet, Rañada said this:


Well, in an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, the Rapplerette admited that Duterte takes her breath away.

’I’m a fan of the President, and what you see me do at press conferences does not reflect my true feelings for Duterte.  It’s just what I’m being paid to do by Rappler.”

So there you have it, folks — have a breather and listen to this great song:


Donald Trump Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Manila


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Grab her by the p****.”

Well, that infamous quote was of course attributed to Donald Trump in a video tape of a conversation he had with television host Billy Bush.

Sexual harassment which seems to be a growing epidemic in the United States can come in different forms, physicial and verbal.

In Manila, the American President is being accused of sexual harassment — towards Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine news media outlets are reporting that Trump told Duterte’s Executive Secretary: “I like Duterte very much.”

Too bad, Duterte is hopeless straight and is very happy with Honylet Avanceña.

Well, there’s always the thing called ‘bromance,’ the close but non-sexual relationship between two men.

2019 Senate Race: Uson, Roque, Paredes, Patag

6B458778-89E2-4961-84B0-BC53445522CD.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – CNN Philippines is reporting that according to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Mocha Uson and Harry Roque are running for senator in 2019.  Both have reportedly been included in the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) 2019 senatorial lineup.

Upon hearing the news, the Liberal Party, headed by Vice President Leni Robredo, announced that it has  signed up Jim Paredes and Cynthia Patag to be part of its 2019 senatorial lineup.

The Adobo Chronicles has confirmed that Paredes, an Australian citizen, will renounce his foreign citizenship this week in order to qualify to run for Philippine senator.

Let the games begin!