Category Archives: Media

Duterte Accepts Apology, ABS-CBN Will Donate Money Owed To Favorite Charities

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted ABS-CBN’s public apology over money owed by the network for not airing the then Presidential candidate’s political campaign ad.

But Duterte said ABS-CBN should just donate the remaining ₱2.6-million the network owes him to its favorite charity.

ABS-CBN gladly obliged and announced it was donating the money not to one, but two of the network’s favorite chairites: ABS-CBN Foundation and the Kapamilya Foundation.

This is what is called “quits.

ABS-CBN’s Line-up Of Defense Lawyers In Quo Warranto Case

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – ABS-CBN is not taking the quo warranto case filed against it sitting down.

The network has announced its top-of-the-line, all-star  panel of defense lawyers that will defend its franchise before the Supreme Court.  (Solicitor General  Jose Calida filed the petition before the High Court this week.)

The ABS-CBN defense panel:

  • Vice Ganda
  • Dingdong Dantes
  • Coco Martin
  • Regine Velasquez
  • Anne Curtis
  • Lorna Tolentino
  • Karen Davila

Meanwhile, the Office of the Vice President told The Adobo Chronicles that Leni Robredo , a lawyer, wil file an amicus curiae (a brief as a “friend of the court”) to support ABS-CBN.  Robredo earlier said that the quo warranto case filed by the government is an “abuse of power.”

ABS-CBN Wants Marcelito Pomoy To Be Its Poster Boy For Franchise Renewal

QUEZON CITY, Philippins (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The embattled ABS-CBN Network has been relying heavily on its top Kapamilya stars like Coco Martin, Bea Alonso and Angel Locsin to advocate for its franchise renewal.

The network faces possible non-renewal of its franchise and is facing a quo warranto case filed by Soliticor General Jose Calida.

Now, ABS-CBN wants to capitalize on the star power of America’s Got Talent (AGT) finalist Marcelino Pomoy.  Pomoy has gained worldwide popularity due to his dual-voice performances on the popular reality TV show.

Pomoy was a previous winner in Pilipinas Got Talent which airs on ABS-CBN.

Unreliable sources told The Adobo Chronicles that ABS-CBN is offering a huge, undisclosed sum to Pomoy to be its poster boy for the franchise renewal.

Will this involve a television promo with Pomoy appealing for franchise renewal in both male and female voices?