Category Archives: Gender

In Anticipation Of Succeeding Duterte, Leni Robredo Lines Up An All-Women Cabinet

DF2F10E2-CEF6-4878-825C-54015684DD19.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Faced with the prospect of becoming transitory (to Federalism) president, Leni Robredo has announced her choices of people that will make up her Cabinet and other officials of her administration.  And it’s all women.

Here’s her initial list:

  • Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, Secretary of Health
  • Maria Ressa, Secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
  • Jover Laurio, Social Media Secretary (new Department)
  • Raissa Robles, Commissioner, National Historical Commission
  • Cynthia Patag, Commissioner, National Commission on Aging
  • Karen Davila, Presidential Spokesperson
  • Korina Sanchez, Ambassador to Guyana
  • Solita Monsod, Governor of Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)
  • Agot Isidro, Commissioner of the Weather Bureau
  • Jim Paredes, Social Secretary, Malacañang

In addition, Robredo also said that Georgina Hernandez will take over the post of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go.

While NoyNoy Aquino’s motto was “Tuwid na Daan,” Robredo has chosen her own meme, “#BabaeAko.”


Juana Change Opposes Inclusion Of Transgender Women In Miss Universe Pageant

386D72D7-70F1-4DDA-944C-95ABDF61BE7DMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manioa Bureau)  – Filipinos take their beauty pageants very seriously — especially women who belong to the Hashtag Babae Ako (#BabaeAko) movement, like Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change.

Paner took to her Twitter account to condemn, in no uncertain terms, the selection of Angela Ponce as Spain’s representative to this year’s Miss Universe Pageant.  The new Miss Universe-Spain made history as the first transgender woman to join the popular international beauty pageant.

Paner said that allowing a contestant who is not “a natural-born” woman is a threat to womanhood and is an insult to the #BabaeAko movement.FF0B4139-713D-48BF-900B-D9F87E819DA7

Paner told The Adobo Chronicles that while she never tried joining a beauty contest, she still feels that allowing transgender contestants significantly reduces the chances of natural-born women to fulfill their lifelong dream of wearing the coveted crown of Miss Universe.

Binibining Pilipinas To Open Beauty Pageants To Transgender Filipino Women

FF0B4139-713D-48BF-900B-D9F87E819DA7.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – History has just been made when Spain crowned a transgender woman as its representative to this year’s Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.

The new Miss Spain will be the very first transgender woman to enter the international beauty pageant. (Previously, a transgender woman joined the Miss Canada pageant but failed to win the much-coveted crown.)

Today, Binibining Pilipinas Charities which holds the franchise for many of the country’s beauty pageants, announced that beginning next year, it will accept candidates from the LGBT community, more particularly transgender women.

Move over, Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray!