Category Archives: Diversity

Leni Robredo Shows Off Next Year’s National Costume For Miss Philippines-Universe


ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) –  This year and in years past, many have criticized the chosen national costume of the Philippines’ representatives to the Miss Universe Pageant.

Well, it’s not going to happen again.

Binibining Pilipinas organizers have assured the public that henceforth, the national costume of Miss Philippines-Universe will “reflect our true culture and identity.”

For next next year’s Miss Philippines-Universe, the organizers have chosen an ethnic attire representative of the Gaddang ethnic group of Northern Philippines.

The chosen national costume was unveiled yesterday in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao with no less than Leni Robredo as the model.

Do we have a winner national costume for next year’s Miss Universe Pageant?




Wrong Queen Crowned, But Steve Harvey Had Nothing To Do With It

IMG_4079SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – One would think it would never happen again — the wrong pageant winner being crowned.

But it did, just like it happened in the Miss Universe Pageant when host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner (Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines.)

Well, that’s now behind us, and the real winner, Pia Wurtzbach has completed her reign and has passed on the crown to her successor.

In San Francisco, the wrong queen was crowned Miss GAPA (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance) this weekend, but Steve Harvey had nothing to do with it.

Organizers of the popular pageant announced that due to a tabulation error, the crown was awarded to the wrong contestant.

But the organizers decided that the wrong winner can keep the crown, and they’re awarding a second crown to the real winner.  So for 2017, there will be two Miss GAPAs.


It will be recalled that former Miss Universe owner Donald Trump had suggested that both Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia be declared co-winners after that Steve Harvey fiasco, but that didn’t happen.

Hmmm, did Trump have anything to do with the Miss GAPA decision?


Emma Stone To Play Lead Role In New ‘Hawaii Five-O’

L-R: Park, Kim, and Stone

HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) – The hit TV series ‘Hawaii Five-O’ has just lost two of its lead Asian Actors — Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park.

Their characters, Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua, will not appear in the upcoming eighth season. The characters’ absence will be referenced in the season premiere.

Sources tell Variety that Park and Kim had been seeking pay equality with stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, but were unable to reach satisfactory deals with CBS Television Studios.

But no worries, Park’s character will be played by another Asian — or at least a quarter Asian: Emma Stone.

Many will recall that Stone played a quarter Hawaiian character in the Hollywood movie, ‘Aloha.’

Sources close to The Adobo Chronicles have indicated that the TV show will have a new title beginning next season: ‘Aloha Five-O.’