Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The first of a series of Oscar nominations were announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
For the first time ever, a Filipino film was nominated to the prestigious award in the category of short film.
The 57-second flick, “Flooded!” was filmed in San Francisco and Manila. It will compete against other nominations from France, Germany, U.S. and the U.K.
The 87th Oscar Awards will be handed out on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Manila’s main international airport has repeatedly been named among the worst airports in the world. This weekend, that reputation became even worse as thousands upon thousands of passengers were stranded and hundreds of incoming and outgoing flights were delayed or cancelled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The reason? Ground personnel of Cathay Pacific Airlines, still in their official uniforms, left their posts, counters and stations to put up a show in the middle of the busy and crowded main airport terminal.
It was meant as a ‘flash mob’ performance to welcome incoming passengers from Asia, Europe, America and other continents. The singing and dancing ground personnel delighted many onlookers who subsequently missed their flights and connections. Incoming flights were stranded at the runways because there was not a single ground staff person to assist the flight crew and passengers.
While the flash mob involved only Cathay Pacific employees, other airlines were affected because their respective ground crew also left their stations to watch and videotape the impromptu dance performance.
Did we already mention that “It’s More Fun in the Philippines?”
Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino has expressed extreme disappoinment that Manila’s International Airport has lost its distinction as the worst airport in the world.
With the expanded operations of a third terminal, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is no longer the world’s worst airport, sliding to fourth spot after topping the list for the past three years, according to a survey conducted by “The Guide to Sleeping in Airports” on http://www.sleepinginairports.net.
Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan has moved up to the top spot as the world’s worst airport, followed by Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia and Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal.
The survey was conducted between September 2013 and August 2014.
“It breaks my heart that the airport named in my father’s honor has lost its top world distinction,” Aquino said, adding that “my administration will do all it can to gain back the top spot.”
Aquino directed the Philippine Department of Tourism, the Manila Airport Authority, Bureau of Immigration and Bureau of Customs to work closer together and come up with a six-month strategic plan to put NAIA back to Number One.