MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – TV host Boy Abunda calls Kris Aquino ‘Love,’ but there seems to be love lost between the two entertainment pals.
In an episode of Abunda’s show, the retired Aquino seemed at first to be ignoring all of Abunda’s questions. Then all hell breaks loose. The former presidential sister started screaming then walks out of the live set.
Aquino is heard off camera saying, ‘No, I am not coming ack!’
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Aquino on her way out of the TV studio and we asked her if she really meant what she said.
”It’s true, no? I will never be back on TV, especially on Boy Abunda’s show. Very intrigero siya. But I will be back in the limelight, not on TV but as senator. Itsura lang ng Mocha Uson na yan,” she said.
(Uson is rumored to being groomed as a senatorial candidate for Duterte’s PDP-Laban Party in 2019.)
OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN (The Adobo Chronicles, on board Air Force One) – U.S. President Donald Trump is back to full-time tweeting, now that he has concluded his whirlwind tour of Asia, attending summits of APEC and ASEAN.
Among his first tweets was about him being forced to watch CNN while in the Philippines.
But how can the President of the United States — and especially Trump — be “forced” to watch CNN?
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Trump while snacking on his McDonald’s burger and fries on board Air Force One, enroute back to the United States, and this is what he told us:
”First of all, I could not access FOX News from my hotel room. Second of all, I do not understand the Tagalog newscasts. Thirdly, I saw this news reader — I think his name is Noli de Castro. I could not stand his screaming on TV. And this lil guy was a former Vice President?”
So there you have it. Straight from the Donald’s mouth.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While international news media scrambled to obtain a video of President Rodrigo Duterte singing a love song during the gala dinner for heads of state attending the ASEAN Summit in Manila, American singer-actress Bette Midler meddled in Philippine affairs through a nasty tweet.
Midler called Duterte a “murderous dictator.”
Duterte is known for his extreme tolerance for criticism, but he has had enough.
Today, the popular Filipino leader said he has instructed his attorney general to file a libel case against Midler.
Although Midler is in the United States, Duterte said he is filing the case “from a distance.”
Incidentally, “From a Distance” is one of Midler’s hit songs.