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“Maid In Turkey,” A New Film By Director Joel Lamangan

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The professional rivalry between veteran film maker Director Joel Lamangan and rising young Director Darryl Yap has gone to new heights — high above the terrains of Turkey.

It will be recalled that Lamangan had criticized Yap for his new film, “Maid in Malacañang” where the former questioned what he said was a revision of history by the latter.

Now, the rivalry is on the big screen, with Yap’s film opening on August 3 and Lamangan’s new documentary, ”Maid in Turkey.”

Yap’s film revolves around the last 72 hours of the Marcos family before they were whisked away to Hawaii, seen from the perspective of the presidential palace’s household staff.

Lamangan’s documentary follows the adventures of Leni Robredo, particularly her experiences in Turkey — hot air balloon and all, and her incognito service as a maid, er, matron of honor for the wedding of a Turkish couple.

The race is on for the box office!

Post ’Ang Probinsyano’: Coco Martin To Play Darna!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – It has entertained millions of Filipino households for seven years, but ”FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” is finally coming to an end.

But the good news is Cardo Dalisay will not fade away into oblivion.

ABS-CBN has announced that the fantasy series ”Darna” will replace “Ang Probinsyano” starting in August, and the exciting news is that Coco Martin (Dalisay) will play the lead role of ”Darna.”

This is welcome news for fans of Martin and the long-running teleserye.

George Clooney Not Tapped To Direct President Bongbong Marcos’ First SONA!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Hollywood actor George Clooney, husband of that infamous international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, was not tapped to direct Philippine President Bongbong Marcos’ first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Instead, Paul Soriano was appointed to be the director of the signature event which will be held on Monday, July 25.

Soriano, who is the nephew of Marcos’ wife Liza Araneta-Marcos, confirmed his role in the upcoming event.

Press Secretary Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles told The Adobo Chronicles that Clooney’s non-selection had nothing to do with recent comments by his wife criticizing the Philippine government for the cyber libel conviction of her ”client” Maria Ressa.