This October, ‘Inferno’ Movie To Be Shown In The Philippines, Except Manila

image.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The film version of Dan Brown’s novel, ‘Inferno’ will be shown in theaters throughout the Philippines this October.  But not in  Metro Manila.

The Alliance of City Mayors  of Metro Manila (ACMMM) has unanimously agreed to ban the Tom Hanks starrer from being shown in theaters in the metropolis.

It will be recalled that Brown’s novel labeled Manila as “the gates of hell,” a designation that upset millions of Filipinos.

Film producers appealed to ACMMM to reconsider its ban in the interest of free speech and  the arts.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada told The Adobo Chronicles that the only way ACMMM will lift its ban is for the film producers to add a disclaimer at the beginning of the film that says: “The events and dialogue about Manila in this film refers to the time of the previous administration of President NoyNoy Aquino.  Under the new Duterte administration, change has come. Manila is now the ‘stairway to heaven.’

There is no indication thus far as to whether or not the producers will agree to the ACMMM demand.



Philippines Ranks 20th Among Happiest Places On Earth

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines has ranked 20th happiest place in the world, according to the Happy Planet Index (HPI) report of think tank New Economic Foundation (NEF) which was released recently.

The Philippines got an HPI score of 35.0.

When asked what or who made them very happy, Filipino respondents listed the following (in this exact order):

  1. Shabu (crystal meth)
  2. San Mig Light
  3. Karaoke
  4. The Mall of Asia
  5. SM malls
  6. Watching Congressional hearings
  7. The Philippines hosting the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant
  8. AlDub
  9. Reading Cynthia Patag’s Facebook posts
  10. Guessing what color Senator Leila De Lima’s scarf would be the next time around

Kris Aquino, the celebrated ‘Queen of All Media’ didn’t quite make it to the top ten happy list of the respondents, and she is very hurt and disappointed.


What Rappler Will Censor

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler, the popular Philippine Internet news propaganda site, has announced that it will be  ” aggresively deleting crude and disrespectful posts and comments that violate standards of civility.”

In a bold statement on its site, Rappler said, “Debates and discourse have always been anchored on basic principles of human decency, respect, and values.”

“We have zero tolerance for comments that curse, trash, degrade, humiliate and intimidate. Such behavior does little to inspire intelligent and informed discussion that is the foundation of a vibrant democracy.”

When asked by The Adobo Chronicles  what word would trigger Rappler to delete comments from netizens, CEO Maria Ressa said, “the word ‘yellow.'”

So there you have it, dear netizens, post your comments on the Rappler site if you must, so long as you avoid using the word ‘yellow.’ The word is crude, disrespectful, lacking in human decency, respect and values.







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