DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau – The three stars on the Philippine flag represent the country’s three main islands — Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. But if Senator Francis Tolentino had his way, more stars should be added to the tri-colors.
Tolentino, one of the invited guests during the city government’s celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Park, Davao City, said a fourth star will symbolize the Benham Rise, an island group located at the Northeastern side of the country in the Pacific Ocean.
In addition, he says the flag should also be inclusive of Pangasinan province’s Hundred Islands.
All in all, Tolentino said, 101 stars should be added for a total of 104.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo will be joined by outgoing Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada during the commemoration of the country’s 121st Independence Day today.
Robredo and Estrada will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying rites in Rizal Park.
It’s that time of year when Robredo displays her extraordinary skills of saluting the flag.
In 2017, Robredp basked in spring-like weather. In 2018, she braved the intermittent showers. This year, come hell or high water, she will continue the tradition, submerging in the flood waters and exposing herself to strong tropical winds if need be.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In beauty pageants, sometimes the judges’ questions are more important than the contestants’ answers.
This was the case with Gloria Diaz, the Philippines’ first-ever Miss Universe, when she asked her question:
“The Philippines has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But we are also ranked as one of the top three or four with the most polluted ocean. We’re full of plastics. Now, if you win Binibining Pilipinas, how could you make a difference to help clean up our oceans?
The crowd at the Araneta Coliseum roared in approval and applause at her question. They knew that indeed, in the Philippines, there is a lot of plastic — no, not in the ocean, but among the Filipino people.
The Adobo Chronicles is giving Gloria’s question a perfect 10!
We can’t even remember which contestant she asked her question to.