Category Archives: Diversity

Ilocanos, Kapampangans, Visayans Clash Over Filipino Accent Survey

CLARK CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Clark Bureau) – A travel industry survey has ranked the Filipino accent as the sexiest in Asia and the 21st in the world.

But instead of being united in Filipino pride, Ilocanos, Kapampangans and Visayans are now clashing over which “Filipino accent” was referred to in the survey, with each group arguing that it is their language/dialect that is the sexiest.

So we’ll leave it to our readers to vote on which of the  three Filipino dialects is the sexiest, using the invitation to eat as a point of reference:

  • Mangan tayon,  Manong ken Manang
  • Mangan ta na
  • Mangaon ta

35 Hollywood Actors Join Waitlist To Replace Maria Ressa As Dual Citizen

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Previously, we reported that a British national wants to have Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s Filipino citizenship should an online petition asking the government to revoke her dual citizenship succeeds. To date, some 40,000 netizens have signed the petition.

Now, some 35 Hollywood actors and celebrities with Filipino heritage have added their names to the waitlist. They include singers Bruno Mars, Apl.De.Ap, Enrique Iglesias and Nicole Scherzinger, and actors Rob Schneider, Lou Diamond Phillips, Darren Criss, Tia Carrere and Tamlyn Tomita.

Who ever thought that Ressa’s dual citizenship was such a prized commodity?

Multilingual Miss U.S.A. Wins Miss Universe Talent Competition Hands Down!

BANGKOK, Thailand (The Adobo Chronicles, Bangkok Bureau) –  U.S.A.’s representative to the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant here easily won the talent competition leading up to the December 17 finals.

Judges were so impressed with Sarah Rose Summers’ talent that they gave her a perfect score — the first in the pageant’s history. F5FE70C5-9F47-4CBC-9686-33B895F98C78

Her talent? She is multilingual. She speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Russian, Visayan and Ilocano.  She is also an expert in sign language.

We wish Miss Summers all the luck and we are rooting for her to win the much-coveted crown!