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?
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.
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!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit had resulted in wide-ranging agreements between his country and the Philippines, including a joint exploration in the disputed territories in the Philippine Sea.
The two Presidents, Xi and Rodrigo Duterte, also discussed the new ordinance in Baguio City — the summer capital of the Philippines — which prohibits cussing and cursing in schools and business establishments catering to young people.
The ordinance doesn’t care which cuss language is used — English, Tagalog, Visayan or whatever. It’s profane language just the same.
But the two leaders agreed to urge Baguio City officials to amend the ordinance to exempt the Chinese language from the profanity restrictions in recognition of China and the Philippines’ mutual recognition of free speech, academic freedom and free enterprise.
Baguio officials could not be reached for comment as most of them were reportedly at SM Baguio Mall for the on-going 3-day sale and enjoying the newly-opened amusement park next door.