MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Retiree entertainment personalities Cynthia Patag and Jim Paredes have been tapped by ABS-CBN to co-host a new talk show called “Dilawan,” according to reliable sources who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation by their employer television network.
The comedienne and former Apo Hiking Society singer-member are known to be pro-Aquino and anti-Duterte as can be seen from their respective social media pages. They have been critical of every thing that’s related to the current president and all praises for their fallen hero, NoyNoy Aquino. They just can’t move on.
The new prime-time show will feature anti-Duterte guests. It will replace the Kris Aquino-Boy Abunda show, “Aquino and Abunda Tonight.”
The decision to replace the Aquino-Abunda show with the Patag-Paredes show came after Kris Aquino formalized her departure from ABS-CBN and her move to the rival network GMA-7.
Paredes, who lives in Australia, will be doing the show with Patag via Skype.
The new show’s premiere guests are Senator Leila De Lima and singer Leah Navarro.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – A new claimant to the disputed territories in the South China Sea is about to come forward following the November 8 U.S. presidential elections. That claimant is the United States.
In her remarks to Goldman Sachs executives in 2013, Hillary Clinton recalled having contentious discussions with Chinese officials over their broad — and in her view, spurious — claims to the South China Sea. At one point, the now Democratic candidate for president told them that, using their rationale, the United States could claim the Pacific Ocean from California all the way to the Philippines.
Will the U.S. lay claim on the South China Sea? We will soon find out after Clinton is elected president.
Meanwhile, her Republican opponent Donald Trump is whining about the Philippines “separating” from America, a statement made by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his official state visit to China. Trump is blaming President Obama for Duterte’s statement, accusing the American leader of spending his time campaigning for Hillary instead of dealing with issues that have led Duterte to announce an alignment with China and Russia.
It’s a convoluted world we have, but it looks like the outcome of this year’s U.S. presidential elections will boil down to issues with China, the Philippines and the South China Sea.
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – If, by virtue of Citizens United, corporations are people, then Time magazine has all the right to name a corporation as its 2016 Person of the Year. And so it did.
Just days after it was announced that AT&T is buying Time Warner — the magazine’s former parent company — for a whopping $85 Billion, Time moved up its timeline for deciding on the recipient of this annual honor.
While critics say that it was a conflict of interest for Time to name the new owner of its former parent company as Person of the Year, the editors maintained that the award is based on the impact of a person (in this case, a company) on the daily lives of people across the globe.
“What impact could be greater on people than having their telephone company influence their thoughts and opinions, even their choice of entertainment,” the editors said.
This will also be the first in the history of Time magazine that its cover is actually an advertisement. The cover does not contain any text or teaser, just the plain old logo of AT&T.