MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chonicles, Manila Bureau) – A few dozen Filipino acitivists are protesting the Manila visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping on the grounds that China is a threat to the Philippines’ sovereignty in the light of the South China Sea territorial conflict, as well as growing Chinese investments in the country.
The activists don’t want the Philippines to have anything to do with China and are demanding that everything that reminds the Filipinos of China and the Chinese be permanently erased from the country’s landscape.
What landmark bests represents Chinese influence in the Philippines than the oldest Chinatown in the world — Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.
The protestors want Manila’s Chinatown permanently closed and replaced by an SM Super Mega Mall Village that would put the Mall of Asia to shame.
Little do the protesters know that the owner of SM is Henry Sy. Filipino. Chinese.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former Presidential candidate Mar Roxas has admitted that he is nervous about running again for office.
Roxas is the Opposition Coalition’s leading bet for the 2019 Senatorial Elections.
“I think it will be a lot difficult,” Roxas told CNN Philippines’ The Source on Monday. “I think it’ll be very hard. I’m not taking anything for granted.”
The Adobo Chronicles asked Vice President Leni Robredo who is the self-anointed leader of the Opposition to comment on Roxas’ statement.
Her response: “Nakakabahala.” (It’s very concerning.)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Producers of the long-running ABS-CBN’s ‘Ang Probinsyano,’ are finally giving in to the demand of Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to change the teleserye’s plot to make it less critical of the said government agencies.
But while agreeing to change the story line, producers also announced that the teleserye is finally coming to an end after three years of broadcast.
ABS-CBN unveiled details of the show’s final episode which airs in mid-December, just before Christmas.
According to informed sources, the final episode will fast-forward the story and feature an aging Cardo, the good cop (played by Coco Martin), who will retire from service after finally bringing honesty and competency to the police department.
”The story ends with the end of corruption within the police ranks,” one of the producers told The Adobo Chronicles.
All’s well that ends well.