Category Archives: The Media

Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa Reports Live From The War Zone In Ukraine!

BUCHA, Ukraine (The Adobo Chronicles, Moscow Bureau) – The Philippines may no longer be the worst war zone Maria Ressa has ever been in. (Many will recall that it is how how she described her own country in interviews with foreign news media.)

The Nobel laureate and CEO of Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines, was seen covering the aftermath of a Russian assault on Bucha in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

Ressa immediately flew to Ukraine following her recent testimony before the U.S. Senate and meetings with American top officials on the state of freedom of expression in Asia.

We pray for the safety of this courageous woman and others covering the conflict.

Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa’s Rappler Rejoices Over Internet Censorship!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler founder and CEO Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize was predicated on her supposed advocacy for press freedom, yet her actions and that of her least-trusted news brand in the Philippines seem to contradict the very premise of her award.

Rappler, known for its anti-Duterte and anti-Marcos stance, appeared to rejoice and celebrate over Facebook’s decision to warn viewers of the SMNI news network and film director Darryl Yap’s Facebook pages for alleged fake news and propaganda.

Instead of defending SMNI and Yap’s right to free speech, Rappler happily announced the FB sanction on its social media account:

For its part, Rappler is known to be weaponizing its social media platform to attack the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his family.

Rappler is one of Facebook’s fact-checking partners in the Philippines.

There have been calls to revoke Ressa’s Nobel Prize because of the consensus that she didn’t deserve the honor, vis a vis, for example, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Who Will Be Adobo Chronicles’ ”Sexiest Man Alive?” Vote Now!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Adobo Chronicles is launching this year its ”Sexiest Man Alive” annual awards, as a direct response to Esquire Philippines’ ”Sexiest Woman Alive” which has named women like Maria Ressa and Karen Davila as its favored personalities.

We have identified a shortlist of who we think should be the recipient of this singular honor in this awards debut.

We are asking our readers and followers to help us decide on the winner by registering their vote here:

or by scanning this QR CODE:

Our finalists are: Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquio, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, Camarines Sur Governor Migs Villlafuerte, Congressional candidate Sandro Marcos and Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.