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.
TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a stunning announcement.
Beginning in 2024, the Olympics will include a new sport: knitting!
Initially, Olympic knitting will include three divisions: Bonnet Division, Classic Sweater Division, and the Table Runner Division. Medals will be awarded to athletes who could finish knitting in record time, with bonus points to the best design.
The IOC asked openly-gay British Olympian and gold medalist Tom Daley to model for its upcoming sports promotion. In the promo video, Daley is seen knitting a bonnet while watching the diving event in Tokyo.
How appropriate that the Knitting sport will make its debut at the (gay) Paris Olympics!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It is no secret that Filipinos are avid fans of the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant and that they take the performance of their representative very seriously. Especially owners and workers of salons and beauty parlors, many of whom are members of the LGBT community.
Miss Universe is the LGBT community’s “Super Bowl.”
As we already know, the Philippines’ representative to the international pageant didn’t win nor made it to the top 10, to the dismay of the country’s entire population, especially the salon and parlor workers.
So, in recognition of the big disappointment of the salon and parlor workers, the palace declared May 18 a non-working holiday throughout the country to give them the chance to grieve and to pick themselves up from their frustration.
So if you have scheduled a salon and parlor appointment for May 18, you are advised to call to re-schedule.