Category Archives: International

Animal Rights Group Wants Philippine Government To Ban Lechon

Lechon had with apple (photo by The Adobo Chronicles)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Previously, we reported that the U.S.-based animal rights group, PETA, urged people to stop using phrases that are offensive to animals — phrases like “Bring home the bacon,” “Be the guinea pig,” and “Kill two birds with one stone.”

Now, the group is urging the Philippine government to ban the Filipino delicacy lechon (roasted pig) on the grounds that it constitutes a violation of the right to dignity of animals.

A PETA spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles  that pigs are not only victims of  extra-judicial killing (EJK), but are also subjected to humiliation during parties and events where lechon is served. “They are displayed and served  in the buff without any cover. Placing an apple in the mouth of the roasted pig doesn’t make the situation any better.”

Opposition Senators Risa Hontiveros, Franklin Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes and Bam Aquino seem to be receptive to the idea, and are considering filing the appropriate bill in the Senate.

So enjoy your lechon while you can, especially this holiday season!


Miss Philippines-Universe Catriona Gray Dons ‘Ibong Adarna’ For Evening Gown, ‘Darna’ For National Costume

BANGKOK, Thailand (The Adobo Chronicles, Bangkok Bureau) – The Philippines’ bet in the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Catrionia Gray stood out among a sea of mostly white gowns in the preliminary evening gown competition .

She wore an orange gown inspired by the Filipino folklore, “Ibong Adarna.”

Beauty pageant enthusiasts have wondered, though, what she will wear for the national costume competition.

Well, wonder no more.

It was revealed exclusively to The Adobo Chronicles, that Gray will don a Darna costume.

Darna is a  a fictional superwoman character well revered in Philippine comics.

Good luck to Ms. Gray!  Believe in yourself.  Believe that you can fly.  Believe that you will triumph over forces of evil.  Believe that you will be the next Miss Universe!

Senator Leila De Lima Slams Selection Of Maria Ressa As TIME Person Of The Year

BA926A60-13CA-46F0-87D7-596FDDB7EC23.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima has slammed the choice of Maria Ressa as TIME magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year.

“Unlike myself, Ressa is free to roam around.  I have been incarcerated for my political views, while the Rappler CEO is being charged for tax evasion. It just makes sense for TIME to honor me instead of Ressa,” De Lima said.

Neither TIME nor Ressa have responded to The Adobo Chronicles request for comment on De Lima’s statement.