MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that he’d pick any or all of the outstanding government personnel to replace Leni Robredo as Vice President. He made the remark before a group of government workers recognized for outstanding government service. He said it on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) announced the completion of a report on the result of the pilot recount in the vice presidential poll protest.
But in speaking with The Adobo Chronicles today, Duterte added that he’d even pick actor Coco Martin over Robredo.
Martin stars in the popular, long-running teleserye, “Ang Probinsiyano.”
”At least, we know Coco will be a champion in fighting corruption, just like in his role as a cop on the TV show,” Duterte said.
The President is known for his penchant for appointing members and ex-members of the military and police.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Metro Manila Film Festival committee has announced the first approved entry for this year’s film competition.
The film. “The Sexy Dancer and the Tranny,” stars two of the country’s bloggers, Mocha Uson and Sass Rogando Sasot. Uson has had films to her credit before but this is Sasot’s first venture into the movie world.
The film is produced by ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema, which said it will be a “hair-pulling, bathroom-inducing movie experience” that movie-goers shouldn’t miss.
”Hair-pulling” obviously refers to a past Star Cinema film, “Four Sisters and a Wedding” which featured a hair-pulling encounter between Uson and Angel Locsin.
”Bathroom-inducing” is in reference to the public toilet controversy involving transgender woman Gretchen Diez which sparked a national debate on SOGIE, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression bill now in the Senate.
Sasot supports the bill but Uson says the bill needs to be looked into before being made into law, sparking heated online conversations between the two bloggers who are supposed to be good friends.
Sasot identifies as a transgender woman while Uson admits to being bisexual in the past.