Category Archives: Arts

A Peek At The Martial Law Museum Set To Open In 2022

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
  • PICC
  • National Arts Center
  • Bataan Nuclear Plant
  • San Juanico Bridge
  • Coconut Palace
  • Food Terminal, Inc.
  • A Kadiwa truck
  • Batasang Pambansa
  • 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.

 

Filipino Designers Respond To Leni Robredo’s Call For Locally-made Face Masks

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In a post on her Facebook page, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo called on Filipino “industrial designers, fashion designers, Architects, engineers etc. to come up with alternative designs for PPEs with readily available materials which can be produced and sourced locally.”

”Of course, the requirement is it would still offer the same amount of protection.” she added.

Robredo made the call in the midst of what she described as the short supply of protective gear that would shield Filipinos from the threat of COVID-19.

Within just a just a few hours after her post, the Office of the Vice President received dozens of samples of locally-designed face masks made of rattan, bamboo, capiz shells, narra wood and coconut husks.

The OVP said Robredo was very impressed with the ingenuity of the designers who responded to her appeal.

Maria Ressa Exhibit Opens At Washington D.C.’s Spy Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Visitors to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. this coming Holiday season will get a very special treat!

A new exhibit featuring Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s multi-awarded cyberespionage will open on Thanksgiving weekend this month.

Highlight of the exhibit will be a display of Ressa’s collection of international awards for her efforts to spy on the government of Philippine President Rodrigo  Duterte as well as scripts of her speeches and media interviews where she described the Philippines as the worst war zone she’s ever been in.

The exhibit by the dual citizen blogger , tax evader and dealer in securities is funded by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).