Category Archives: Media

Final Episode Of “Ang Probinsyano” Airs March 30, New Teleserye Planned

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The longest-running teleserye on Philippine television will finally come to an end!

FPJ’s “Ang Probinsyano” which started airing in September of 2015 on ABS-CBN, will bow out with its final epidsode on March 30, 2020, coinciding with the franchise expiration of the broadcast network owned by the Lopez oligarchy.

While there are desperate efforts to convince Congress to renew the franchise, including an online petition started by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), the producers of the popular teleserye said that they’ve all but run out of script ideas to keep it going.

One of the mainstays of the show, Miss Susan Roces, mother of Senator Grace Poe, told The Adobo Chronicles that in the final episode, the main character Cardo, played by Coco Martin, will finally die — killed by the bad elements.

Sources close to the powers that be at ABS-CBN said that should the network’s franchise be renewed, the plan is to start an all-new, improved teleserye titled “Six In The City,” starring Vice Ganda, Lea Salonga, Anne Curtis, Agot Isidro, Ogie Alcasid, and Mutya Ng Masa Doris Bigornia.

Staru tuned!


Senator Grace Poe Bats For Partial Renewal Of ABS-CBN Franchise

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  Senator Grace Poe is being true to form both as an advocate against fake news and a loving daughter to the late Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ).

Today, she filed a Senate resolution calling for the partial renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise which expires this March.

The divisive issue pits those who are for the non-renewal of the franchise against those who are for renewal.

Poe wants to renew the entertainment portion of the franchise while cancelling the broadcast network’s news operations.

ABS-CBN, besides being cited for tax evasion and violation of labor laws, is also accused of being a purveyor of fake, biased news.

”We must continue our crusade against fake news, but we also need to seriously consider the feelings of millions of Filipinos who follow the long-running FPJ’s “Ang Probinsyano” and other teleseryes and variety shows on ABS-CBN,” Poe told The Adobo Chronicles.

Inquirer Names Leni Robredo 2019 Other Woman Of The Year

MANILA, Philppines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The long-awaited news is here.  The Philippines Daily Inquirer (PDI) has released its choice for the 2019 Filipino of the Year.

However, PDI decided to rename the annual award to more accurately reflect the gender of its honoree.

PDI has named Vice President Leni Robredo as the 2019 Other Woman of the Year.

Earlier, PDI editors voted to give the Woman of the Year award to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who respectfully declined the honor because she says it is a “step-down” from her collection of international awards, including several she had received from TIME magazine.

So instead, PDI decided to give the award to their first runner-up, Robredo.  Hence the title, “Other Woman of the Year.”