Category Archives: Music

Philippines’ Whang-od Rejects Justin Bieber’s Request For A Tattoo

Top: Bieber; Bottom: Whang-od

KALINGA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Tattoo enthusiasts will easily recognize the name Whang-od. She’s the 100-year-old (and last remaining) Filipina tattoo artist (mambabatok) from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines.

Canadian singer Justin Bieber who recently showed off his new upper torso tattoo wants to travel to the Philippines to get yet another tattoo from Whang-od.

But sources close to the Filipina legend told The Adobo Chronicles that the famed tattoo artist is not interested in tattooing Bieber.

”I heard he is a very bad, bad boy,” Whang-od said in her native language.

We feel sorry for Bieber.


Churches To Play Handel’s ‘Halleluja’ In Lieu Of Tolling Of Bells

IMG_4913.JPGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was just days ago when Catholic Churches across the country were urged by the bishops to toll their bells each night as a reminder of those who have been killed under the government’s war on drugs.  Many believed it was the Church’s subtle way of criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte.

Now, the Catholic Church is singing a different tune — literally.

It has rescinded its order to parishes to ring their bells.  Instead, George Friderick Handel’s ‘Halleluja‘ will be played each night over church sound systems in celebration of the government rescue of Marawi priest Fr. Chito Soganub.

Fr. Soganub was among those who were held hostage by the Maute rebels in their continuing siege of Marawi City.

See, the Catholic Church can be pro-Duterte if it wants to.

Philippine Version Of Hit Song ‘Despacito’ Climbs To Top Of The Charts

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Justin Bieber may have cancelled his Manila concert, but the hit song ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee –featuring the Canadian singer — will remain in the music charts for a long time.

Well, not the Bieber version, but the cover of the English-Latin song, by a talented local artist.

In addition to topping the charts, the song has been adopted as the official theme music of the Duterte administration.