PARK CITY, UTAH (The Adobo Chronicles, Hollywood Bureau) – Maria Ressa could bring honor to the Philippines if she wins the Best Actress Award at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival.
The Rappler CEO stars and was nominated in a new film titled, “We Will Hold The Line,” which chronicles her own journey from being a “war correspondent” to being an accused in several criminal cases in the Philippines, ranging from tax evasion to cyber libel.
Film Festival jurors, who spoke to The Adobo Chronicles — on condition of anonymty — said they were impressed by Ressa’s portrayal of a journalist fighting for press freedom amid what she says is a conscious attempt by the Philippine government to silence her by weaponizing the law to shut her up.
Best of luck, Ms. Ressa! Bring home the bacon — minus ASF!
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The Philippine Senate has ordered the arrest of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres “Andy” Bautista after he repeatedly failed to attend the Senate probe into his alleged unexplained wealth. However, the warrant could not be served because Bautista is out of the country.
Reports say that Bautista has been out of the country since November 21 last year to “explore professional opportunities” and “seek assistance for certain medical challenge” he was facing.
Bautista’s wife, Patricia, has been accusing him of allegedly amassing nearly P1-billion worth of unexplained wealth, and of owning more than 30 bank accounts with the Luzon Development Bank’s (LDB) amounting to P329 million.
Our investigative reporters have confirmed that Bautista is in San Francisco seeking professional opportunities. He has applied for a position as Executive Director of the Folsom Street Fair.
Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”. Sometimes simply referred to as “Folsom”, it takes place on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets, in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
We wish Bautista the best of luck. It would be a great pride among Filipino Americans to have a Pinoy head the world’s largest leather event.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Nearing two years since the 2016 Philippine elections, Bongbong Marcos was formally introduced as the Vice President of the Philippines.
The announcement was made during last weekend’s Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City.
The introduction was made by Bongbong’s sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
The Marcoses graced the Festival with their presence, but Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan would rather call it a ‘disgrace.’ Politicking is strictly prohibited during the popular annual festival.