Category Archives: Arts

Catriona Gray, Maria Ressa Dolls Selling Like Hotcakes

2CEB2769-E8FA-4B16-9DB7-739E1A510BBC.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In anticipation of Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s homecoming, dolls representing the Philippine beauty queen are selling like hotcakes.

That gave Rappler CEO Maria Ressa an idea to help fund her legal fees involving charges filed against her for tax evasion and cyber libel.

Today, Rappler launched a Lazada-type online shopping website which sells special edition Maria Ressa dolls.  Rappler said proceeds from the sale will  hopefully generate money to help with Ressa’s legal bills.

Rappler’s current appeal for Filipinos to  subscribe to and be a member of Rappler Plus at P3,500 apiece, isn’t going very well. It is apparent that many Filipinos are hesistant to cough up hard-earned money just to receive fake and biased news from Rappler.

But dolls always grab the attention of people and it looks like the Ressa dolls are selling quite well, like hotcakes.


Baguio City To Ban The Barrel Man Woodcarving

B5E8DC2A-B441-4DC8-A884-CCE47A4EC4C9.jpegBAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Now that Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has signed into law an ordinance penalizing profanity in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Councilor Lilia Fariñas, who authored the ordinance, is setting her sights on Barrel Man.

Visitors to Baguio have, for many decades, been amused by that famous woodcarved souvenir, the Barrel Man (see photo).  But alas, he may soon go totally extinct.

Fariñas told The Adobo Chronicles that banning profanity was just the first step in restoring decency to the city. “Now it’s time to go after graphic and X-Rated Baguio souvenirs,” she said.

Because The Adobo Chronicles is a family-oriented site, we can’t show you what’s underneath that barrel woodcarving.  But our readers can always use Google to do their own research.

If Given A Tattoo In Jail, Senator Trillanes Wants A Yellow Rose

E249F901-5D3B-4E38-930F-B58266254FFC.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After all that fascination and insistence to see Davao City Vice Mayor Paulo Duterte’s body tattoos, Senator Antonio Trillanes has revealed he has his own idea of the kind of tattoo he’d want if given one in jail.

It is not uncommon for jail inmates to get or be given body tattoos.

Trillanes is facing arrest after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked his amnesty granted by then President NoyNoy Aquino.  Trillanes was jailed for past failed coup attempts.

Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Trillanes said that his preference would be a rose tattoo.  Not just any rose tattoo, but a yellow tattoo. He says his commitment to the Yellow Movement “is forever” and will proudly wear any Yellow symbol while incarcerated.

Trillanes has one request, though.

If given a tattoo while in jail, he wants internationally-recognized and last-surviving mambabatok (tattoo artist) Whang-od to do the honors.