MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Recent news photos of tarpaulin banners hung in parts of Metro Manila declaring the Philippines as a province of China have hit home for the Aquinos — former President NoyNoy, self-proclaimed Queen of Media Kris and Opposition Senator Bam.
The prospect of the Philippines becoming part of China greatly bothers them, fearing that they will lose all their privileges and stature if and when that happens.
So the three Aquinos have decided to be proactive and prepare for that eventuality.
Today, they all filed a petition to legally change their surname from Aquino to Cojuangco (the late President Cory Aquino’s maiden name). They believe that being Cojuancos (of Chinese in origin) would ensure that they continue to be privileged citizens once the Philippines really becomes a province of China.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The key figures behind the Hashtag Babae Ako (#BabaeAko) movement have sent an urgent petition to the Miss Universe Organization protesting the selection of a transgender woman as the new Miss Spain.
Angela Ponce, a trans woman, was selected to represent Spain in this year’s Miss Universe Pageant.
In their petition, the Filipina women claimed that allowing a transgender woman to compete with natural-born women is an affront to their dignity and that of all women of the world. “Can you imagine if women joined the Mr. Universe competition,” they asked.
Among those who signed the petition were Maria Lourdes Sereno, Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, journlist Inday Varona, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and blogger Raissa Robles.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A large group of Filipino lesbians is set to stage a rally in front of Malacañang Palace this weekend to protest the Duterte Administration’s crackdown on street loitering.
The group decided on this mass protest after hearing of increasing police action against tambays (loiterers).
Apparently it was case of ‘lost in translation.’
The lesbians heard it wrong. They thought it was a government crackdown on ‘tomboys,’ a widely-used term to refer to lesbians.