QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – When U2 staged a concert in Manila last weeked, Bono paid tribute to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and other Filipino women. He even dedicated the song “Ultra Violet’” to Ressa.
That didn’t sit well with Vice President Leni Robredo, who wasn’t included in the tribute.
”How dare Bono snub me after all I’ve done for thr Filipino people — from being Housing Secretary to Drug Czar, not to mention my other pet project which were all documented by photo ops,” she said.
Robredo compared her snub with that infamous incident when The Beatles snubbed the First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos when they were in Manila for a concert.
NEW CLARK CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you were shocked and awed at last night’s opening ceremonies of the 2019 South East Asian Games, you haven’t seen nothing yet.
The closing ceremonies will even be bigger, explosive and more memorable — it will make the entire Filipino nation proud.
Today, the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committe (PHISGOC) revealed part of the line-up of Filipino celebrities who will participate in an evening of talent, extraordinary skill and entertainment power.
PHISGOC confirmed to The Adobo Chronicles that the finale act of the closing ceremonies will feature a new composition by Leah Navarro, “We Win Aswang.” It will be performed live by the Laos Na Gang, composed of Navarro, Jim Paredes and Cynthia Patag.
The Prima Ballenas — husband and wife ballet team of Raissa and Alan Robles — will dance to Navarro’s music composition. It will be choreographed by Rappler’s Maria Ressa and JC Punongbayan.
We have also cofirmed that Vice President Leni Robredo will be on hand at the closing ceremonies to cheer on the great entertainers.
The evening’s Master of Ceremonies will be volleyball player-turned-reporter Gretchen Ho.
… and that’s just for starters.