NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Move over, Maria Ressa. TIME Magazine has a new ‘Most Influential Person’ — Asia’s songbird Regine Velasquez.
For standing up to Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin by questioning his intelligence, for displaying patriotism and defending her country’s territorial rights, and for coming to the defense of giant clams fished out by the Chinese from the West Philippine Sea, TIME has named Velasquez ‘Most Infuential Person in Scarborough Shoal.’
It all started when the pipit (Filipino version of the songbird) tweeted her disgust over Locsin’s comment that the Philippines will not go to war over giant clams:
(And I thought you were smart. I’m just a simple perspn with simple thoughts. These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food they are destroying our waters.)
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – They’ve both graced the covers of magazines— Maria Ressa as one of Esquire’s sexiest women alive, and Matteo Guidicelli as Inside Showbiz’ hearthrob Filipino-Italian actor.
Matteo recently made headlines when he joined the Philippine Army Reserves.
Not to be outdone, the Rappler CEO signed up for the U.S. Army reserves.
Ressa is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the United States.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –Leave it to broadcast journalist Karen Davila (Rated K) to ask the tough questions like —is the planned subway going to be “below or above ground?”
But the ABS-CBN News talk show host is also a certified psychologist, as evidenced by he recent interview with Vico Sotto, entertainment personality Vic Sotto’s (Tito, Vic and Joey) son who is running for mayor of Pasig City.
Davila started the interview with a comment that Vico is a “splitting image” of his father.
Split personality eh, Karen?
Or did she mean “spitting personality?”