MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leni Robredo’s media career is being raised one notch, from hosting a radio show to hosting a prime-time television game show on ABS-CBN.
The new show is titled “The Price of Rice.” It is a take-off from the popular American TV show, “The Price is Right.”
The idea came from Robredo herself after she was quoted blaming President Rodrigo Duterte for the problems the country is facing, including the rising prices of rice, the Philippines’ main staple. Posts on social media ridiculed the Vice President’s math skills when she supposedly said P40 per kilo of rice x 4 weeks equaled P1,600.
The new game show is open to all Filipinos — 5th graders and up.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s Kris Aquino’s big television comeback as host of a prime-time show, and it is star-studded! Well, one star: Vice President Leni Robredo.
The show is titled, “Is a Fifth Grader Smarter Than Leni Robredo?” It will be directed by Cannes Best Director Winner Brillante Mendoza.
The show’s concept involves questions to be asked by Aquino of Leni Robredo and selected fifth graders from various schools in Metro Manila. Questions will cover history, math, economics and politics. If a question is answered incorrectly by Robredo, and correctly by the fifth grader, the kid will be awarded a P10,000 scholarship prize.
The Adobo Chronicles learned that if Robredo doesn’t know the answer to a question, she can phone a friend, Georgina Hernandez.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The popular television game show ‘Family Feud’ is resurrecting in Philippine politics, thanks to cousins Senator Bam Aquino and retired entertainment personality Kris Aquino.
During a recent radio interview, Kris expressed excitement and titillation over what she considers new friendship with President Rodrigo Duterte. “Friends na kami ni PRRD. Okay na,” she said on the radio show. She was referring to Duterte’s apology over her war of words with PCOO Asec Mocha Uson due to the latter’s posting of a video showing Kris’ dad, Ninoy being kissed by two women just moments before his assassination.
Kris’ comment enraged Bam who is expected to run for re-election as Senator in 2019 under the New Resistance Party.
Speculation is that Kris will also run for Senator but is now seriously considering doing so under Duterte’s PDP-Laban.
Bam accused his cousin of being a traitor to the Liberal and Opposition parties and that she is only thinking about her personal interests.
Bam pledged to do everything in his power to prevent Kris from becoming a Senatorial candidate.
’There’s room for only one Aquino in the Senate,” Bam said.