WASHINGTON, D.C, (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The White House has announced that Air Force One, the plane used by the president of the United States, will be renamed Pegasus, after the mythical winged divine horse which is one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology.
Why the change of heart?
Well, The Adobo Chronicles learned that Donald Trump was informed of a breaking news in the Philippines that Air Force One, Pegasus, and Heartbeat — three of the more popular nightclubs and karaoke lounges (KTV bars) in Metro Manila, have been closed for business, all victims of the continued lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump reportedly became suddenly attracted to the name Pegasus and so he directed his Armed Forces Chief of Staff to immediately implement the change.
Vice President Mike Spence, who is of course just a heartbeat away from the presidency, is now also considering changing the name of the vice presidential plane from Air Force Two to Heartbeat.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Pia Cayetano on Monday said the government broadcast stations should consider airing children’s programs in English to help them develop proficiency in the language at their young age, saying that the new normal due to COVID-19 will demand this skill from many Filipinos.
“Can we start showing a lot of cartoons and family-friendly materials on our government stations. Bakit ba kailangan i-dub? A language is learned earliest at their youngest. The earlier you are exposed to a language, the earlier you can pick it up,” Cayetano said during a Senate hearing focused on futures thinking.
But Cayetano also took a swipe at TV broadcadt stations that show Korean telenovelas, dubbed in Tagalog. “Keep them in Korean and let Filipinos learn a third language,” she said.
Korean dramas started broadcasting in the the Philippines since 2003, beginning with GMA Netowork’s “Bright Girl.” All Korean dramas go through the process of localization: re-dubbing, pre-editing, post-editing and finalization before going on-air.
Cayetano wants to change that.
So gird your loins, K-fans and enthusiasts. Your kids will learn English from cartoons while you learn Korean from your favorite telenovelas!
Wouldn’t that be lovely?
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – An online petition calling for the renewal of the broadcasting franchise of ABS-CBN has garnered more than one million signatures!
Launched by the employees of the network, recently shutdown by the National Telecommunications Commission due to the expiration of its franchise, the petition appeals to members of the House of Representatives for the “immediate discussion and passing of the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise.”
No less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump have signed the petition.
Supporters and sympathizers of the network may sign the petition by logging on to kapamilyaforever.com. They can vote as many times as they want, even if they are robots.