MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Incumbent Senator Bam Aquino has some unsolicited advice for his cousin Kris: Just stick to show business!
Bam’s advice came on the heels of the recent Pulse Asia survey showing him dropping from No. 12 to No. 20 in the list of possible 2019 Senatorial candidates. He was closely followed by Kris.
Political analysts say that if both Aquinos will run in 2019, they will split the Opposition vote.
”This is not the time to engage in cousin rivalry,” the Senator said. “One of us has to go, and it has to be Kris. I have the experience and credentials, she doesn’t. She should just come out of retirement and start hosting her own TV shows again.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senators Risa Hontiveros and Tito Sotto have both publicly come out supporting the banning of porn on the Internet.
A proposed legislation by Hontiveros says that banning Internet porn would lead to the reduction of teen-pregnany in the country.
Time to put a condom over those smart phones, tablets, computers and television sets. The Internet Police is coming to get you!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Singer Bruno Mars was the subject of heated Twitter disccussions this weekend, after he was accused of ‘cultural appropriation.’
Mars, who is half-Filipino, came under fire as part of an online roundtable discussion which saw writer Seren Sensei hit out at Mars — like sour grapes —for appropriating black music.
Sensei’s comments didn’t sit well with Filipinos so they are standing up for their kababayan (countryman).
This Sunday, one million Filipinos are expected to march on EDSA to show their support for Mars.
’We want to show to the world that Filipinos are not just great karaoke singers (which Sensei accused Mars of being), but that we are proud of our culture and will not allow anyone to insult us or someone of our own,’ a march spokesperson said.
The marchers plan to burn a giant effigy of Sensei.
EDSA is Metropolitan Manila’s main thoroughfare that has been the venue of massive protests, including that which ousted the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.