All posts by Pol Pinoy

Animal Rights Group Wants Philippine Government To Ban Lechon

Lechon had with apple (photo by The Adobo Chronicles)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Previously, we reported that the U.S.-based animal rights group, PETA, urged people to stop using phrases that are offensive to animals — phrases like “Bring home the bacon,” “Be the guinea pig,” and “Kill two birds with one stone.”

Now, the group is urging the Philippine government to ban the Filipino delicacy lechon (roasted pig) on the grounds that it constitutes a violation of the right to dignity of animals.

A PETA spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles  that pigs are not only victims of  extra-judicial killing (EJK), but are also subjected to humiliation during parties and events where lechon is served. “They are displayed and served  in the buff without any cover. Placing an apple in the mouth of the roasted pig doesn’t make the situation any better.”

Opposition Senators Risa Hontiveros, Franklin Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes and Bam Aquino seem to be receptive to the idea, and are considering filing the appropriate bill in the Senate.

So enjoy your lechon while you can, especially this holiday season!


Miss Philippines-Universe Catriona Gray Dons ‘Ibong Adarna’ For Evening Gown, ‘Darna’ For National Costume

BANGKOK, Thailand (The Adobo Chronicles, Bangkok Bureau) – The Philippines’ bet in the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Catrionia Gray stood out among a sea of mostly white gowns in the preliminary evening gown competition .

She wore an orange gown inspired by the Filipino folklore, “Ibong Adarna.”

Beauty pageant enthusiasts have wondered, though, what she will wear for the national costume competition.

Well, wonder no more.

It was revealed exclusively to The Adobo Chronicles, that Gray will don a Darna costume.

Darna is a  a fictional superwoman character well revered in Philippine comics.

Good luck to Ms. Gray!  Believe in yourself.  Believe that you can fly.  Believe that you will triumph over forces of evil.  Believe that you will be the next Miss Universe!

Maria Ressa Sues TIME Magazine For ‘Person Of The Year’ Cover Photo

72543474-0566-40B9-BD3F-10C490E567C5MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Sometimes you bite the hand that feeds you.  At other times, you sue the publication that honors you.

Such is the case with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who is among TIME’s  2018 “Persons of the Year.”  She is now suing the magazine for using an unimpressive, nay, offensive photo of her on the cover.

Unlike the three other covers, the one that honors Ressa depicts her as the devil — complete with red horns (see photo with our annotation). She accused TIME of spreading a subliminal message that she is evil.

Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles that she suspects the magazine’s graphic artist is a closet DDS (Duterte Die-hard Supporter).

We tried to reach the editors at TIME for comment but they have not responded as of press time.