Category Archives: LGBT

Senator Risa Hontiveros Comes Out!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She is known to be an avid supporter of LGBT rights and the leading advocate for the passage of a SOGIE bill, but it took a magazine cover for Senator Risa Hontiveros to finally “come out.”

Hontiveros was one of the recipients of Esquire Philippines’ magazine as “Man at His Best” recognition, specifically as “Maverick of the Year.”

No reaction from the lady (or man) senator as of press time.

IATF Relaxes Rules: Face-To-Face Dating Now Allowed!

MANILA, PHilippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As new cases of Covid-19 in the Philippines seem to be going down, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has moved to relax some of its quarantine restrictions.

In addition to limited face-to-face school classes, IATF also announced it will no longer require the mandatory use of face shields in public with a few exceptions for areas under Alert Level 5 and in medical settings.

Today, IATF also announced that it will now also allow face-to-face dating regardless of Alert Level.

The move is welcome news for couples who have restricted their dating to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Grindr.

”At last, after seeing my boyfriend only virtually for almost two years, I now see him live and in person, minus the face shield,” a netizen told The Adobo Chronicles.

All’s well that ends well!

Philippine Celebrities Come Out!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos are always ahead of the game. While most people celebrate Christmas in December, the joyous season starts September 1 in the Philippines.

National Coming Out Day is not till October 11, but already, Philippine celebrities are coming out left and right.

First to publicly announce that he was gay was actor Raymund Gutierrez. He came out in a big way through a cover story in a magazine.

Now, television host Willie Revillame is reportedly going to make a very important and shocking announcement on his daily show, “Wowowin” according to a report from The Manila Times.

Most people already know his plans to run for Senator in the 2022 Philippine elections, so his big announcement is likely similar to Gutierrez’s.