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The New Adobo Chronicles : Separating Fact From Fiction

imageSILICON VALLEY, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – This is no April Fools’ joke. Effective immediately, The Adobo Chronicles will have a new look!

As it reaches its third anniversary, attracting close to 22 Million viewers worldwide, the Chronicles, known for its up-to-date news stories based — mostly — on facts, will now let its followers and readers discern which part of its posts is fact and which is fiction.

All statements and paragraphs that are based on fact — historical and current events — will be written in italics. The rest will remain in regular font, to represent fiction.

The publishers hope that with this new format, viewers will continue to enjoy and be entertained by our stories, while enabling netizens to weigh in and debate on current events happening around the globe.

Here’s to many more years of Adobo!

P.S. We forgot to type this entire story in italics. We apologize for our error.

Another P.S. The Adobo Chronicles is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office | Registration # 4711386. And THAT is a fact!

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE ONION REPORTS THE TRUTH

imageCHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles ® ) – In this modern Internet age, one should always exercise critical thinking when reading or listening to the news. That applies to FOX News, CNN, or The Onion.

Yesterday, The Onion reported that its long-time CEO, Steve Hanna,  is stepping down.

And that’s the truth, and nothing but. No, really, even if you’re reading it here on The Adobo Chronicles ® .

TWEETING OR REPOSTING NEWS SATIRE IS NOW A CRIME IN THE PHILIPPINES

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is an avid fan of The Adobo Chronicles
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is an avid fan of The Adobo Chronicles

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you live in the Philippines and are reading this story, be forewarned that re-posting it on your Facebook or Instagram account or re-tweeting it is now a crime, punishable by fine and jail time.

Tired of being constantly criticized by The Adobo Chronicles, So What’s News (SWN), The Professional Heckler, Mosquito Press  and many others, President NoyNoy Aquino, with full support from the Senate and the House of Representatives, issued an Executive Order banning re-tweets and re-posts of satirical articles.

The Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently reviewing international laws on Free Speech to see if international sites like The Onion, The Borowitz Report and The Daily Currant, can also be banned from Philippine social media.

The idea for the Executive Order actually came from Turkey.

Recently, a provincial court in Turkey sentenced a college student, Meral Tutcalito one year in prison for the offense of “insulting a public official” by sharing a satirical news story about a regional governor on Twitter.

The trial was held in Adana, a southern Turkish province, after a complaint by the region’s governor, Huseyin Avni Cos, who discovered last year that he had been mocked in a photograph and headline on Zaytung, a Turkish site akin to The Onion.