QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Move over, Winnie Monsod and ‘Bawal ang Pasaway.’ Here comes ‘Hindi Bawal ang Pasaway with Leila de Lima.’
If the Senator can tweet and send out handwritten dispatches from her jail cell, she surely can host her own political talk show, thanks to the generosity of ABS-CBN, the rival TV Network of GMA which hosts Monsod’s show.
De Lima’s show airs beginning October 15 and will be broadcast live each week from inside the PNP detention center in Quezon City.
A spokesperson for ABS-CBN told The Adobo Chronicles that De Lima will discuss a wide variety of topics, mostly focusing on criticism for the Duterte Administration. For the premier episode of her talk show, De Lima has invited Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as special guest.
She will also talk via skype with U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin who authored a Senate committee resolution urging the U.S. government to bar the entry of Philippine officials that had a hand in jailing De Lima.
BEIJING, China (The Adobo Chronicles, Hong Kong Bureau) -Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced the appointment of Jackie Chan as his country’s new Ambassador to the Philippines.
The announcement came as Rodrigo Duterte visited China for bilateral talks with Xi Jinping.
The Hong Kong-born Hollywood actor presented his credentials to Duterte and Senator Bong Go. Afterwards, the threesome posed for the cameras with the infamous Duterte fist.
In appointing Chan, the Beijing government said it needed to designate someone who could ease growing tensions between China and the Philippines over the terrotorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.
For his part, Duterte said that Chan is well-loved by the Filipinos — regardless of political affiliation — so having him as Ambassador will lessen the animosity towards China, especially among Duterte’s critics.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo were cast in a television show, what show should it be?
We asked Filipino netizens and here are their top 10 answers — in no particular order:
- The Biggest Loser
- The Weakest Link
- Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
- The Enemy Within
- Bride of Chucky
- Pinoy Henyo
- Eat Bulaga (with Vico Sotto)
- Rated K (co-host)
- Bawal Ang Pasaway Kay Mareng Winnie (co-host)
- Ang Probinsiyano (to replace Susan Roces)
The Adobo Chronicles also recommends Robredo to join the hosts of the radio/Internet show, Karambola.