DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – The online blog site Rappler is reporting that Davao City Sara Duterte has slammed the use of the song ‘Manila’ as background music for the entrance of Filipino athletes during the SEA Games Opening Ceremonies Friday night.
The Presidential daughter said the song does not represent the entire country. Nevermind that his dad swayed to the music as he waived his hand — a la Miss Universe — to greet the Filipino athletes.
We spoke via Skype to Sara and we asked her what song she thought would have been more appropriate.
She sent us this link for her song choice:
BERLIN, Germany (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Whether testifying in the Senate on the issue of fake news, or delivering an award acceptance speech at Columbia University, one of Maria Ressa’s favorite line is. “A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”
But that favorite line has gotten the Rappler CEO in big trouble. It now appears that it is not an original quote from Resaa, but a plagiarized one from no less than Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Goebbels’ estate announced today in Berlin that it is suing Ressa for plagiarism and seeking an undisclosed amount for damages. She could also face imprisonment in a now defunct concentration camp.
”Someone claiming to be a journalist and a recipient of many international awards and honors for her journalistic work should know better by giving credit where credit is due,” the estate told The Adobo Chronicles.
Meanwhile, Time Magazine, Columbia School of Journalism and other international awards bodies are considering stripping Ressa of her awards, honors and citations.
’Plagiarism gives journlism a very bad name, and we won’t tolerate it,” Columbia Journalism School Dean Sheila Coronel said today in New York.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Senators seem obsessed about the redesign of the national flag as a way to better reflect the country’s history as well as current developments.
First, Senator Richard Gordon proposed adding another sun ray to recognize the role of Filipino Muslims in the country’s fight for freedom. Then, Senator-elect Francis Tolentino said he wants to add another star to the flag to represent the coral-rich Philippine territory, Benham Rise.
Not to be outdone, Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros is now proposing to add more stars — a lot of stars. She wants each star to represent one million Filipinos. Based on the latest population estmate of 108 Million, the flag would then have 108 stars, and counting.
Hontiveros additionally proposed to designate the English version of the Philippine National Anthem as one of the official versions, and she wants it titled “Star-studded Banner.”
So, if Hontiveros had her way, dual citizens of the Philippines and the U.S.A. will be singing two anthems — the Star-spangled Banner, and the Star-studded Banner.
Oh, say can you see the Land of the Morning?