Category Archives: Film and TV

Actress Agot Isidro Wants Mocha Uson’s Position At MTRCB

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The big news yesterday was the appointment of Duterte supporter and blogger Mocha Uson as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).  Most Duterte supporters were elated over the appointment while the Yellowtards were fuming.

In announcing Uson’s appointment, Malacañang said that by accepting the new position, Uson is deemed to have resigned her position as member of the Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB), creating a vacancy in the self-censorship body.

Upon learning of the new PCOO appointment, actress Agot Isidro sent a letter to Malacañang expressing her desire to be appointed to replace Uson on the MTRCB.

It will be recalled that Isidro took to her social media account to label Duterte a “psychopath,” to which the president responded that the actress had the constitutional right to free speech.

In her letter to Malacañang, Isidro said that she is well qualified for the position and that she will make for an unbiased member of the MTRCB.

 

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Kris Aquino Misread Hollywood Film Casting Call

IMG_0961.PNGHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – After all the social media hype, news reports and speculation, loyal fans of former talk show host and presidential sister Kris Aquino were shocked and disappointed that their idol isn’t one of the main cast members named for an upcoming Hollywood film, “Crazy Rich Asians.” This major Hollywood film based on the novel by best-selling author Kevin Kwan, will have an all-Asian cast.

IMG_0957IMDb, Hollywood’s official repository of film projects, reveals the names of the cast of the new film, including Constance Yu, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Sonoya Mizuno, but no Kris Aquino.

Still, fans are hoping that rumors indicating that Aquino will play an Asian princess 👸  in the film are true.

However, sources close to the Philippines’ Queen of All Media say that Aquino misread the casting call invitation she received.  Indeed, she was invited to play the role of an Asian princess but not in Hollywood. The invitation came from Bollywood.

 

Local, International News Media Reinventing Themselves

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NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – From the Philippine Daily Inquirer to The New York Times, from CNN to ABS-CBN, news outlets are reinventing themselves, introducing new logos and coming clean to stay true to their political leanings.

The growing trend comes amid sagging popularity and credibility among legitimate news organiztions which have been facing stiff competition from social media and citizen journalists.

More news outlets are expected to follow suit.

Rappler is now Wrapper. Inquirer is now Inqueerer. Reuters is now Reuters’ Hooters. The New York Times is now The New York Thymnes. TIME is now LAME. ABS-CBN is now ABias-CBN,  CNN is now FNN (Fake News Network) and FOX News Channel is now Faux News Channel.

As for The Adobo Chronicles? Well, we’ve always been true to our mission, so we will stay put.