Category Archives: The Media

Maria Ressa To Rename Rappler


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – CEO Maria Ressa has decided to rename her online news source, Rappler.

The decision came on the heels of the recent announcement that business tycoon Ramon Ang is purchasing The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Both the Inquirer and Rappler have the reputation of being the mouthpiece of the Liberal Party and its coalition of Yellows.

Sensing that Rappler might be next on the chopping block, Ressa decided to rename Rappler as a way of reinventing itself while maintaining its mark as the voice of the Opposition.

The new name is Rippler which suggests that the online news source will continue its mission of ripping the credibility of the Duterte administration and those who support it — that’s more than 80% of the entire Filipino population.

It could also mean that the online news source will continue to rip off its investors and followers, purporting to be the vanguard of investigative journalism while reaping the benefits of financial gain.

Or, it could also be a foreboding of what’s about to befall Rappler — its subsequent demise. R.I.P., Rippler.


Leni Robredo Wants To Reinstate SONA Red Carpet

IMG_2981QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Who could forget that inspiring and humbling moment when then Congresswoman Leni Robredo sneaked out of the red carpet ceremonies and took the back stairs to the plenary hall where NoyNoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was to be delivered.

Last year, during President Rodrigo Duterte’s first SONA, the red carpet was scrapped in favor of a more simple and low-key ceremony.

It’s that time of year again. On July 24, Duterte will deliver his second SONA, and Robredo has had a change of heart and fashion sense. She wants to reinstate the red carpet.

Office of the Vice President spokesperson Georgina Hernandez told The Adobo Chronicles  that Robredo so loved the blue evening gown she wore at the recent FASO gala in Los Angeles that she wants to wear it again in a closely-watched and followed public event like the SONA.

‘There was so little mainstream news media coverage of the FASO event that too few people saw how gorgeous the Vice President was in her multi-million peso blue gown,” Hernandez said. “This year’s SONA would be a perfect occasion for her to again wear that blue dress 👗.

So gird up your loins, the SONA Red Carpet Is back!


Jim Paredes Now A Die-hard Dutertard

IMG_2915.JPGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former Filipino entertainer Jim Paredes has suddenly turned from being a harsh critic of the Duterte administration  to a loyal and passionate supporter.

Paredes’ change of heart and politics shocked and disappointed his former fellow Yellowtards like Raissa Robles, Leah Navarro and Cynthia Patag.  Rappler and The Inquirer both refused to carry the story claiming it is “fake news.”

Bur Paredes’ most  recent tweets speak for themselves. Finally, the FIlipino-Australian has nothing but positive comments about Duterte and the Philippine government.