Category Archives: Film and TV

GMA7, PTV4 Launch New Joint Talk Show

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that ABS-CBN is off the air, we are seeing more broadcasting partnerships between the government and the private sector. We win as one. We heal as one. We broadcast as one.

On Friday. GMA7 and PTV4 launched the first of a series of joint broadcasts with a new talk show titled “Wowowee and Harry Roque.”  It is co-hosted by the Presidential Spokesperson and variety show personality Willie Revillame.

Roque will take on the role of comedian while Revillame will act as the serious government comminications person.

The new show airs weekdays at noon. Next week’s guest line-up includes Angel Locsin, Maria Ressa, NEDA Acting Chief Karl Chua and Senate President Tito Sotto.

‘Ang Probinsyano’ Moves To TV 5, Gets New Title

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – After weeks of intense negotiations among TV executives and producers, FPJ’S “Ang Probinsyano” is moving from the defunct ABS-CBN  to TV 5.

The announcement all but kills speculation that the long-running teleserye which stars Coco Martin is finally coming to an end.

The continuing prime time series on TV 5 will, however, be given a new title, “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa,” inspired by Senator Bong Go’s repatriation program of the same name.

Long live, Cardo!

 

Maria Ressa’s Inconvenient ‘Truths’

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, recently convicted for cyber libel in the Philippines, is thought to be a wordsmith. She is often heard blurting out template lines like “the law is being weaponized” to curtail press freedom, or “a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth,” or her more recent (which was also used as title for a self-serving documentary about her) “Death by a thousand cuts.”

But is she?

Well, it doesn’t take a Facebook fact checker like Rappler or Vera Files to find out that many of her rhetoric are far from originals.

Her ‘thousand cuts’ have been titles of previous films and documentaries, and her ‘lies told a thousand times’ can be traced to Nazi Joseph Goebbels.

Who knows what else in her  treasure chest of one-liners have been lifted from previously-published literature or taken out of historical archives?

That’s the inconvenient truth about Time’s Person of the Year, and the vanguard of truth in journalism. Not to mention a “dealer in securities.”