Category Archives: Entertainment

Former One Direction Singer Harry Styles Turns Down Role In ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake

LONDON, Great Britain (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – Harry Styles has revealed why he turned down a lead role in the forthcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

The former One Direction singer said there were a “few things” that meant he could not commit to the film’s production schedule, including a possible concert tour next year.

But in an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Styles confirmed the real reason he turned down the offer: he was offered the role of Prince Eric.  He wanted the role of mermaid.

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Ang Probinsyano Finally Ends, New Teleserye To Premiere Next Month

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – FPJ’s “Ang Probinsyano,” the longest-running action-drama series on Philippine television, is finally coming to an end, 4 years after it premiered on the ABS-CBN Network.

The network made this announcement after executives approved the launching of a replacement teleserye titled “Ninja Cops.”

The new series is based on true-to-life stories of policemen who recycle confiscated narcotics.  The issue of “Ninja Cops” surfaced at a recent Senate hearings presided over by Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chair Richard Gordon. During said hearings, resigned Police Chief Oscar Albayalde has been linked to the issue.

“Ang Probinsyano” lead star Coco Martin will continue his role as a corruption-fighting cop in the new series.

Reliable sources told The Adobo Chronicles that Senator Grace Poe, FPJ’s daughter, will be the new show’s executive producer.  Other than Martin, Poe’s mom, veteran actress Susan Roces will reprise her role as Cardo’s  (Martin) grandmother,

“Ninja Cops” airs weekdays at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

EDSA Traffic: From Choke Points To Checkpoints

MANILA, Philippines — A study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has so far uncovered more than 300 traffic choke points in Metro Manila, according to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim. He urged the Senate Committee on Public Services to focus on these chokepoints in coming up with a long-lasting solution to the traffic nightmare on EDSA and other major thoroughfares.

In response, committee chair Senator Grace Poe proposed an innovative plan that would turn these choke points into check points.

Under Poe’s plan, giant television screens will be erected in each of the chokepoints to keep motorists entertained while stuck in these bottleneck areas. “That way, commuters’ anger and frustration will be kept ‘in check,’” the Senator said.

Poe then asked the major television networks to nominate shows or teleseryes that would be shown on these giant TV screens during heavy commute hours — for a fee of course.

Immediately, ABS-CBN nominated ‘Ang Probonsiyano’ as its  contribution to these checkpoints.

The Senate committee still needs to hear from the other TV networks.