MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – GABRIELA, the erstwhile Philippine women’s advocacy group can’t take it any longer and finally broke its silence over the hit game show on ABS-CBN, “Minute To Win It, Last Man Standing.”
The show is based on the original American game show of the same title. Contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house. Those who complete ten challenges would win the top prize of the show, ₱1,000,000.
In a statement issued today, GABRIELA said the show’s title is extremely discriminatory against women just because of its title which all but ignores women.
Asked what show title should be used for the game show, a spokesperson for GABRIELA said her group will be happy with “Minute To Win It: Last Person Standing.”
Moral of the story: always be politically correct.
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?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The long-running ABS-CBN teleserye “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” will continue running, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the television network and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Earlier, PNP issued a directive withdrawing support for the teleserye — from loaning patrol cars, paraphernalia and personnel; while DILG threatened to sue the production, both because of the negative portrayal of the police in many of the show’s episodes.
But all’s well that ends well.
As part of the MOU, PNP logistical support for the show will resume.
For ABS-CBN’s part of the agreement, it was revealed that PNP Chief Oscar Albayade and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año — former Army Chief — will play cameo roles in the show at least once a week. They will portray themselves.
Because of the participation of Año and Albayade, the teleserye’s disclaimer will now read: “Ang mga pangalan, karakter, at mga insidente sa programang ito ay BAHAGYANG kathang-isip lamang…”