MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Pinklawan Jim Paredes and the other remaining member Boboy Garrovillo of the APO Hiking Society staged a much-awaited reunion concert at Teatrino in Greenhills last night.
The intimate show at the 294-seat capacity venue marks the first time that APO performed again in public after its third member Danny Javier passed away in October of last year.
Loyal fans were treated to many of the band’s nostalgic songs and hits of past decades starting in the 70’s.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There are ordinances already in place banning karaoke singing in residential areas during prescribed window periods as part of the noise and nuisance campaign launched by local governments.
Today, Senator Robin Padilla filed a bill that will prohibit out-of-tune Karaoke singing in neighborhoods as well as in commercial videoke bars. If passed, the bill will cover the entire country.
Artists and music producers have already indicated full support for the proposal which they said is long overdue.
The bill imposes penalties of P1,000 fine for the first offense plus a mandatory 6-month jail time for repeat offenders.
PASAY CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Pasay Bureau) – It was touted as the reunion of the decade — members of the musical group Apo Hiking Society coming together for the first time since disbanding in 2010. The reunion was to happen at a concert rally held Saturday by the Leni Robredo-Kiko Pangilinan campaignin Pasay City.
But alas, to the disappointment of fans, there was no such reunion. Jim Paredes tweeted that Danny Javier won’t be able to join him and Boboy Garovillo due to health issues.
This fueled a lot of speculation about the botched reunion.
Some netizens said Javier may not have wanted to be associated with Paredes, who became controversial after an embarrassing self sex video that went viral on the Internet.
Others noted that Javier is known to be a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte as confirmed by no less than ABS-CBN. Duterte’s daughter Sara is running for Vice President in tandem with former Senator Bongbong Marcos.
MORAL OF THE STORY; Blood may be thicker than water, but politics is thicker than a disbanded singing group.