MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Yesterday, The Adobo Chronicles reported that NBC has launched a search for a Filipina actress to play the lead female role in a new sitcom, “Mail-Order Family.”
Today, we learned that producers of the new TV comedy series have offered the role of a mail-order bride to former presidential sister, actress and talk show host Kris Aquino.
It was an opportunity that would have launched Aquino’s international career. She, however, declined the offer.
“Hindi naman ako mukhang mail-order bride, eh,” she said (I don’t look anything like a mail-order bride).
“I would rather play the role of, say, Chelsea Clinton, because I look more like the daughter of a president, which I am,” she added. Aquino’s mom, Cory, was president of the Philippines.
Too bad, Aquino would have made history as the first Filipino lead actress in a major U.S. network television series.
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – NBC has put in development ‘Mail Order Family,’ a half-hour comedy from ‘Superstore’ writer-producer Jackie Clarke.
Written and executive produced by Clarke, ‘Mail Order Family‘ is loosely based on Clarke’s family. It follows a widowed single father who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines to help raise his two preteen daughters.
Today, NBC announced it has launched a search for a Filipina or Filipina American actress who will play the lead role in the series.
NBC said that no previous acting experience is required but that the actress they are looking for must be a real-life mail-order bride. “We want the acting to be very realistic,” the producers told The Adobo Chronicles.
Interested Filipinas are advised to contact NBC directly by mailing a selfie photo in a wedding gown.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines is known for its penchant for beauty queen titles — like Miss Universe or Miss World — but there is also no shortage of other queenly titles in this nation of more than 100 million people.
For those who are old enough to remember, singer Pilita Corrales was acclaimed as “Asian’s Queen of Song.” For millennials, former presidential sister and television talk show host Kris Aquino was known as the “Queen of All Media.” The Philippines itself has been referred to as “Queen of the Pacific.”
Now, the Philippines has just crowned a new “queen.”
Her name is Raissa Robles, self-confessed investigative journalist. She has just been named “Queen of Intrigue.”
And rightly so.
In just the last few weeks, Robles took to her Twitter account to sow intrigue.
She just posted that if Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago — who passed away from cancer just a few hours ago — had been elected president, her vice presidential running mate Bongbong Marcos would now be president. Except that it was Leni Robredo who was elected VP.
She also previously posted an intriguing observation (suggested by one of her fanatics) that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte may be sporting the exact same tattoo on his left hand as self-confessed killer and Senate “extra-judicial killing” hearing witness Edgar Matobato.
And speaking of congressional hearings, Robles also took to Twitter to express her admiration for one of the inmate witnesses during the House of Representatives hearing on the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison — Herbert Colangco. Robles found Colango to be “handsome.”
We congratulate Robles for her well-deserved title. She certainly sees a lot of things through her yellow lenses that most of us don’t.
Now we now what IJ stands for. Not Investigate Journalist. But Intrigue Journalist.