Category Archives: Film and TV

American TV Series ‘Madam Secretary’ Tackles Issue Of Treason In The Philippines

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – The American television series “Madam Secretary” made headlines weeks ago after it depicted the “Philippines’ unconventional new president” crossing the line by making inappropriate advances towards the female lead character, US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord.

Viewers believe that it was a depiction of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Now, The Adobo Chronicles has just learned that an upcoming episode of the same TV series again tackles a delicate issue in the Philippines: treason.

In the trailer obtained by AdoboChron, a certain “unconventional and rookie Vice President in the Philippines” travels to Washington D.C. and meets with the U.S. Secretary of State. She shows her alleged videos of extra-judicial killings in her country. In that meeting, she asks Madam Secretary to support her plot to oust the Philippine president.

In response, Madam Secretary tells the VP straight in the face that that’s not how Democracy works. “What you’re doing is treason,” she tells the VP.

The show’s producers have yet to schedule a play date for the new episode.

Stay tuned!


Donald Trump Calls The Oscars ‘Fake’


WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – It seems that Donald Trump is done with his tirades against the news media, calling some of them ‘fake news.’ Now he has turned to The Oscars, the biggest single event of the year in Hollywood.

‘From the Red Carpet to the actual awards ceremony, everything is fake,” Trump said.

“How many women wear not only fake jewelry or fake designer clothes and accessories, but also fake you-know-what?  I’m sure the lesser-endowed male actors sport fake enhancements and you’ll know by grabbing them by their cr*tch,” he added.

Trump also criticized the fake announcement of the Best Picture.  Presenter Faye Dunaway announced ‘La La Land’ as the winner, only to be corrected a minute later so that the Oscar statuettes could be passed on to their rightful owners from ‘Moonlight.’

“They even gave tribute to a living person during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment. Who knows what else was fake that evening? Blackface? Whiteface?

“It’s time that America put the truth back to fake Hollywood and fake news,” Trump concluded, as he sprayed his face with some designer fake tan.

Academy Adopts New Rules For Oscar Hosts And Presenters


LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – It happened yet again on live television.  The wrong winner was announced.

How can viewers forget that moment when host Steve Harvey announced that Miss Philippines was first runner-up and that Miss Colombia was the new Miss Universe when in fact, it was the other way around?

Tonight at the 89th edition of the Oscar Awards, presenter Faye Dunaway announced that ‘La La Land’ had won the Academy’s Best Picture.  Then in a quick turn of events, the mistake was revealed. ‘Moonlight’ had won the Oscar.

It wasn’t a spoof of the Steve Harvey fiasco at last year’s Miss Universe Pageant.

In a move seen by many as a very serious effort at damage control, the board of directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a new rule that requires all future Oscar hosts and presenters to undergo a vision test on the eve of the Oscar Awards ceremonies.

“This is to make sure that the correct name or names of winners will be read correctly,” an Academy Spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.

The Academy’s move goes a step further from what the Miss Universe Organization did at this year’s pageant in Manila.  As repeat host Harvey was about to read the name of the new Miss Universe, outgoing title holder Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach rushed on stage to hand Harvey a pair of powerful magnifying lenses just to make sure there will be none of the 2016 fiasco.

It wasn’t clear from the new Academy rules if a host or presenter found without a 20/20 vision will be allowed to continue with the hosting duties, or if corrective glasses or contact lenses would be required of them on Oscar night.