MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Recent news photos of tarpaulin banners hung in parts of Metro Manila declaring the Philippines as a province of China have hit home for the Aquinos — former President NoyNoy, self-proclaimed Queen of Media Kris and Opposition Senator Bam.
The prospect of the Philippines becoming part of China greatly bothers them, fearing that they will lose all their privileges and stature if and when that happens.
So the three Aquinos have decided to be proactive and prepare for that eventuality.
Today, they all filed a petition to legally change their surname from Aquino to Cojuangco (the late President Cory Aquino’s maiden name). They believe that being Cojuancos (of Chinese in origin) would ensure that they continue to be privileged citizens once the Philippines really becomes a province of China.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – You can always right a wrong, and that’s exactly what Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo and her company of Liberal Party politicians will be doing on Monday, Memorial Day. They will make a trip back to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.
Many will recall that Robredo and company were harshly criticized for the groupie picture at the Memorial showing them all in big smiles, in a display of insensitivity to the somber mood and historical significance of the public venue.
This time around, Robredo spokesperson Georgina Hernandez said the group will make sure to be photographed frowning or even shedding a tear or two.
Apparently, Robredo thought that Memorial Day commemorates all historical Memorials across the globe.
Memorial Day is actually a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
But Robredo and company had already booked their flights, and their tickets are non-refundable. So, tuloy ng laban
HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Black actress Issa Rae is in hot water after excerpts of her not-too-new book surfaced on social media.
Rae wrote in her book that Filipinos are the Blacks of Asians, encouraging Black women to date Asian men, but not Filipinos.
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Rae said that it wasn’t her intention to demean Filipino men.
“In fact, what I wanted to say was that Filipinos can compare with Blacks in as far as size is concerned.”
Being a family-oriented site, The Adobo Chronicles is refusing to further interpret Rae’s statement about size.