Category Archives: The Media

VP Leni Robredo Vaccinated?

MARIKINA, CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Marikina Bureau) – A photo published in The Inquirer is making the rounds on social media because netizens were duped into thinking that the lady being vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina was Vice President Leni Robredo.

Netizens were also critical that the lady was being inoculated through her unrolled-up sleeve.

But a spokesperson for the hospital told The Adobo Chronicles that the what happened was merely a “symbolic vaccination” and the hospital staff vaccinated was just symbolic of the Vice President.

Robredo had previously said that she would be willing to be among the Filipinos to be vaccinated when the vaccines become available in the country.

It wasn’t clear whether or not she’d be willing to roll up her sleeves when that time comes.

Vice Prez Leni Robredo Declines Interview With BBC’s Stephen Sackur

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Following the Chinese government’s ban on BBC’s broadcasting in the country, HardTalk’s Stephen Sackur has turned to the Philippines for his trademark hard-hitting segments.

Sackur had previously interviewed former Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, both of which turned out to be an embarrassment for the interviewees.

The Adobo Chronicles has learned that Sackur has extended an invitation to Vice President Leni Robredo for an exclusive, one-on-one interview sans prepared statements or coaching from her spokespersons and speechwriters.

But alas, Robredo declined the invitation, but she graciously invited Sackur for a merienda,, or snacks, at the VP Residence at the Boracay Mansion in Quezon City.

Robredo promised to exempt Sackur from all Covid-related travel restrictions imposed by her country’s Inter-agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) for foreign nationals.