Category Archives: Music

Rappler’s Pia Rañada On Duterte: He Takes My Breath Away

5524AAAA-47F0-4C96-8BDB-DE2AAA0BCF32MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you’ve been to a karaoke bar — and who hasn’t — you surely have heard the song by Berlin, ‘Take My Breath Away.’

Well, that’s exactly how Rappler’s star reporter, Pia Rañada feels about President Rodrigo Duterte.  Secret admirer, eh?

In a recent tweet, Rañada said this:


Well, in an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, the Rapplerette admited that Duterte takes her breath away.

’I’m a fan of the President, and what you see me do at press conferences does not reflect my true feelings for Duterte.  It’s just what I’m being paid to do by Rappler.”

So there you have it, folks — have a breather and listen to this great song:


Philippines Bans Bette Midler Songs From Karaoke Bars

A20777A2-E83B-4D31-9CAE-48F3991E99DAMANILA. Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Americn singer-actress Bette Midler may now be regretting her tweet calling Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte a’murderous dictator.’A661CB9F-0C7D-4430-AA73-136EE66901B2

Dutete has issued an administrative order banning all Midler songs from karaoke and videoke bars throughout the country.

So if you’re planning to sing a Midler song on your next Karaoke night out, you should consider rehearsing a different song. Like the Beatles’ “Imagine” perhaps?

Here is a partial list of Midler songs banned:




Philippine President Duterte To Sue American Singer-Actress Bette Midler For Libel


A20777A2-E83B-4D31-9CAE-48F3991E99DAMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While international news media scrambled to obtain a video of President Rodrigo Duterte singing a love song during the gala dinner for heads of state attending the ASEAN Summit in Manila, American singer-actress Bette Midler meddled in Philippine affairs through a nasty tweet.

Midler called Duterte a “murderous dictator.”


Duterte is known for his extreme tolerance for criticism, but he has had enough.

Today, the popular Filipino leader said he has instructed his attorney general to file a libel case against Midler.

Although Midler is in the United States, Duterte said he is filing the case “from a distance.”

Incidentally, “From a Distance” is one of Midler’s hit songs.

How appropriate!