MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Fans and followers of defeated candidates Kiko Pangilinan and Leni Robredo, and ex-Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon are disappointed that none of them made it to the cut of this year’s National Artist Awards.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) announced on Friday this year’s awardees led by Superstar Nora Aunor who finally bagged the great honor after being snubbed several times by the previous occupant of Malacañang.
Pangilinan, Robredo and Guanzon were nominated for their extraordinary acting and antics during the campaign for the 2022 Philippine national elections.
Congratulations, Ms. Nora Aunor! Better luck next time to the pink trio.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau – Rappler is reporting that a “museum remembering the horror and state oppression under the brutal dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos “ is set to be built inside the University of the Philippines – “more than 30 years since the reinstatement of democracy.”
Expected to open by 2022, or the 50th anniversary of the martial law declaration, the museum will occupy 1.4 hectares of land inside the UP Diliman campus. Bong Bong Marcos, son of the late President, is already eyeing the museum as the site of his inauguration should he win the 2022 Philippine Presidential elections.
In the meantime, The Adobo Chronicles was given an exclusive peek into what the museum will feature once completed. This includes scale models of :
The Philippine Heart Center
The Lung Center of the Philippines
Kidney Transplant Institute
The Cultural Center of the Philippines
Folks Arts Theater
National Arts Center
Bataan Nuclear Plant
San Juanico Bridge
Food Terminal, Inc.
A Kadiwa truck
A giant calculator that could add up the total length of roads, bridges, highways and irrigation systems built during the Marcos years
Weekly performances of the U.P. Madrigal Singers, Pangkat Kawayan, Bayanihan Dance Company, Lea Salonga and pianist Cecile Licad
A museum café featuring the nutribun
A gift shop featuring OPM (Original Pilipino Music) recordings
Free cans of Reno liver spread to all Museum guests
A display of what remains of Imelda Romauldez Marcos’ shoes collection and Filipiniana ternos.
There will also be a nightly bonfire where copies of Raissa Robles’ book, “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again,” will be burned.