Category Archives: International

Leah With An ‘H’ Chosen To Sing Tokyo Summer Olympics Theme Song!

TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Move over, Lea Salonga.  Here comes Lea with an “h,” Leah Navarro.

While Salonga may have recorded the theme song of the 2019 South East Asian Games, “We Win As One,” Navarro takes it further to the world stage.  The aging singer has been chosen to sing the 2020 Summer Olympics theme song. What’s more, the Olympic Organizing Committee (OOC) didn’t have to commission a new song.  Navarro’s 1980’s hit song “Isang Mundo, Isang Awit” has been adopted as the official theme music. (It was composed by Nonong Pedero.)

In naming Navarro as the Olympic songstress, OOC said the lyrics of  “Isang Mundo” encompass the entire universe and the song is very appropriate for the quadrennial sports competition.

The Japanese Olympic Organizing Committee recomended the song because it already contains some Japanese lyrics as may be seen here:

Navarro was earlier reported to have tweeted that the SEA Games 2019 Organizing Committee should have chosen her song — instead of Hotdog’s “Manila” as the entrance theme song of the Filipino athletes during the Opening Ceremonies.

We she got more than what she bargained for.  Mas sosi (more prestigious)!

 

 

Tens Of Thousands Of Undocumented Filipino Immigrants In U.S. Apply For Politcal Asylum

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Encouraged by a recent Immigration  Court decision granting political asylum to a Filipino couple  who arrived in the U.S. in 2000 to go sight-seeing, tens of thousands of Filipino TNTs (Tago Ng Tago — hiding from Immigrantion authorities), have filed asylum petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrtion Services (USCIS),

The couple claimed that returning to the Phlippines will subject them to political persecution by the Duterte Administration which they are critical of.

The Adobo Chronicles visited the USCIS offices on Samsome Street in San Francsco to verify the reports.  Immigration officials confirmed that today alone, they have receivecd 66,666 applicants for political asylum by Filipinos who have pending deportation orders.

We wish the Filipinos the best of luck in their petitions.  After all, there has been a precedent.   The odds of success are great!

 

Miss Universe Pageant To Scrap National Costume Competition Starting Next Year

ATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles, Atlanta Bureau) – Thanks to Miss Phlippines, Miss Laos and other Miss Universe contestants, pageant organizers have announced that they will scrap the “National Costume Competition” starting next year.

Miss Philippines appeared in an over-the-top silver gown and oversized headdress.  She was tucked in between two giant silver eagles which supposedly represented her country’s national bird.

Miss Laos, on the other hand, paraded with a huge elephant while making a political statement about protecting the Amazon rainforest.

”While we appreciate the  time and effort put in by contestants and their designers  to grab the most attention during the annual national costume competition, many costumes were not only outrageous but have not been representative of the contestants’ native countries,” a Miss Universe Organization spokesperson said.

”This year alone, we’ve seen eagles and elephants, a well as out-of-this-world headdresses that remind us of the San Francisco cabaret show, “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

Pageant officials also complained that the bulky costumes have caused serious space problems at the pageant venues, but have also irked the airlines because of the oversized luggage and baggage brought in by the Miss Universe hopefuls.