MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Franklin Drilon is not done criticizing what he is calling excessive expenses for the Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games.
Just days after taking to task the government’s P50 Million expense in building the international sport event’s cauldron, Drilon is now criticizing the choice of design for the parade uniforms of the Filipino athletes taking part in the games.
The design was a brainchild of internationally-renowned Filipino artist Francis Libiran.
While admitting he has no information on how much Libiran was paid for his concept and the cost for the execution of the uniforms, the Senator told The Adobo Chronicles that volunteers within the Liberal Party were more than willing to come up with a design for free, while using materials and printers from supporters in Divisoria.
Drilon even presented a proposed design for the Filipino athletes’ official parade uniform (see photo).
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – He’s been vilified, insulted, even cursed by his critics for wearing a loose necktie during his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the news media called him “unkempt.”
But fashion gurus at GQ magazine think otherwise. They actually complimented Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his forward-looking fashion sense and rated him No. 1 among the world’s best-dressed men.
Duterte graces the cover of the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.
When reached by The Adobo Chronicles for comment, Duterte said he wasn’t really making a fashion statement. “I just wear what is comfortable.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Does a dress make a woman or does a woman make a dress?
These questions are what reigning Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados hopes to answer when she competes in this year’s pageant.
Ganados unveiled the two designs from which she will be choosing for her national costume at the prestigious international beauty pageant.
In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Ganados said the idea is to take the designs of dresses worn by famous Filipinas and showcase them to the world, just like former Philippine First Lady showcased the terno.
The top designs for Ganados’ national costume were inspired by no less than Vice President Leni Robredo.