“Ang Probinsyano” : The Show Must Go On

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Producers of the long-running teleserye, “Ang Probinsyano” remain undaunted despite a directive from the Philippine National Police (PNP) that henceforth, government vehicles, paraphernalia and personnel will no longer be used  in the television show.

The directive was a result of allegations that the PNP was being portrayed in a negative light in the teleserye.

The Adobo Chronicles learned that the first two police patrol cars ordered from China by the teleserye’s producers arrived yesterday.  Expected to arrive from abroad soon are other law enforcement paraphernalia such as handcuffs, guns, batons, searchlights, megaphones and an attack helicopter.

ABS-CBN says that it will not adhere to the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) demand for “Ang Probinsyano” writers to change the plot of the teleserye.

We could not independently confirm the rumor that the teleserye will be renamed “Ang Foreignsyano or that lead actor Coco Martin will be replaced by an actor from China or South Korea.


Leni Robredo’s Idea Of Bail Amount For Imelda Marcos

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo, a lawyer, said today that the P150,000 bail granted to Imelda Marcos was a “mockery of the justice system.”

“Iyong 150,000 pesos na bail, napakaliit considering the enormity noong ninakaw. Pangalawa, barya lang iyon sa kaniya, eh,” Robredo said.

(The P150,000 bail is a small amount considering the enormity of what they stole. Secondly, that’s pennies to her.)

Post-conviction bail or bail while appealing a conviction in the lower-level courts like Sandiganbayan is permitted under the Rules of Court.  

The Adobo Chronicles spoke with Robredo and asked her what she thought would be an appropriate bail amount for Marcos.

Her response:

”Well, because Mrs. Marcos’ conviction came almost 30 years late, I think the bail should be multiplied 30 times.  P150,000 x 30 = P4.5 Trillion.”

Well, Robredo may be a laywer, but a mathematician she’s not.

ABS-CBN Seeks Foreign Support For Production Of “Ang Probinsyano”

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – All units, offices, and personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have been advised to immediately refrain from assisting with, and supporting the production of the long-running ABS-CBN teleserye, “Ang Probinsyano.”  The order all but prohibits the use of PNP resources like patrol cars, firearms, personnel, venues and other items and gadgets being used in the television show.

The PNP directive came after allegations that the teleserye has been depicting Philippine police in a negative light.

Concerned that the continued production of “Ang Probinsyano” will be severely impaired, producers at ABS-CBN have issued an urgent appeal to foreign countries like China, Japan and South Korea to help provide the cars, firearms, helicopters and all other paraphernalia needed in the TV show.

”We make this appeal in the spirit of regional cooperation and as a showcase of the friendly relations between the Philippines and our neighbor countries in Asia,” a spokesperson for the teleserye told The Adobo Chronicles.

As of presstime, none of the countries have resplied to the request.

Will “Ang Probinsyano” be retitled “Ang Foreignsyano?”


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