MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For the third time in the last five months, Rappler CEO and convicted criminal Maria Ressa was given the green light to leave the Philippines, this time to travel to Ukraine.
The Court of Appeals has granted Ressa permission to do what she does best — reporting live from the world’s war zones. She is expected to file death-defying dispatches from war-torn Ukraine. She will also be reporting live from Moscow, Russia.
It will be recalled that Ressa has a string of credentials covering war zones, not the least of which is the Philippines which she has described as the ”worst war zone” she has ever been in.
Last year, Ressa who was convicted of cyber libel was allowed to travel to the United States to attend a Harvard program and to visit her parents, and to Norway to personally receive her Nobel Peace Prize award.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Self-proclaimed investigative journalist Raissa Robles said she didn’t get the memo from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration regarding entry protocols for travelers arriving in the country.
In a post on her social media account, Robles questioned why the courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte by Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz was done “virtually.”
Current travel policy in the country requires all incoming travelers to quarantine for 7 to 10 days, depending on vaccination status, as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19, especially the new, more transmissible Delta variant.
Netizens quickly criticized Robles for not doing her “investigation” before sending her post critical of Malacañang.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippine Star is reporting that megastar Sharon Cuneta, wife of Senator Kiko Pangilinan has decided to temporarily leave her family to “correct” herself.
Cuneta, who has been embroiled in controversies and meltdowns on social media, mostly involving her daughters, did not disclose which country she was going to.
The Adobo Chronicles wish her well and look forward to her return to the Philippines, as corrected.