Category Archives: The Media

Filipino Netizens Mark Themselves Safe From Maria Ressa’s Philippine War Zone

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a recent interview on  the American TV show, “60 Minutes,” Rappler CEO Maria Ressa described the Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte as the “worst war zone” she’s ever been in.

Ressa’s comment didn’t sit well with millions of peace-loving Filipino netizens who immediatly took to their social media accounts to mark themselves “safe from Maria Ressa’s Philippine war zone.”

So for Filipinos living abroad, there’s nothing to worry about regarding your families and loved ones in the Philippines.

All is well.



Bimby Aquino Invited To Speak Before U.N. Assembly Of Tiger Moms

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Move over Greta Thunberg. Your three minutes of fame are over.

Enter Bimby Aquino-Yap, 12-year-old son of Philippine Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, often referred to by some circles as a tiger mom.

Bimby has been invited to speak before a U.N. Assembly of tiger moms to be held next month in New York City.

Originally, the assembly wanted to invite Kris as speaker but after seeing the extensive media coverage Thunberg received after that angry, passionate speech on climate change, it opted to invite Bimby instead.

An assembly spokesperson said that Bimby is not only younger (he’s 12, Thunberg is 16), but also more good looking adorable than the Swedish activist. “He’also the  perfect person to talk about how it is to grow up with a tiger mom “ he said.

Loosely, a tiger mom is one who treats her children like she was a general in the army, dictating how her children should behave, what career to pursue (like piano lessons), and  how to present themselves before the public eye.

So Krissy!

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.