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?”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While Senator Antonio Trillanes has criticized Rodrigo Duterte’s “power naps,” another Senator, Franklin Drilon, has come to the President’s defense.
Trillanes said the President’s naps can either be indicators of his health condition or laziness, noting that it’s a “big problem” for the Philippines.
But Drilon thinks otherwise. “Power naps” are good for the country. It helps rejuvinate our hard-working leaders. We all need time to rest and recoup from too many hours of hard work,” he said.
“That’s precisely why I always take naps during and in between sessions of the Senate. I always wake up from my naps a new man, ready to face the many challenges of my job as a dedicated and efficient public servant,” Drilon added.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – At the ongoing ASEAN Summit in Singapore, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has again referred to the Asia-Pacific region as “Indo-Pacific.”
“Indo-Pacific” is being used by the Trump Administration to define America’s new geopolitical view of Asia. Trump started using the new reference to Asia since his tour to the region last year.
The use of the term was a departure from language employed by previous administrations, and has led to speculation that it could have to do with Washington softening the ground for a revival of the so-called Quadrilateral strategic alliance consisting of the US, Japan, Australia and India to counter China’s rise.
Now, in what is being considered a public enodorsement of Sara Duterte-Carpio’s rumored and much-speculated eye on the Philippine Presidency in 2022, Donald Trump has recently been heard using the term “Inday-Pacific” to refer to the Philippines.
Carpio is the mayor of Davao City and is the daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. She is more popularly known among Filipinos as “Inday Sara.”