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IN THE PHILIPPINES, A ROYAL BABY WATCH BEGINS

Princess KLONDON, England (The Adobo Chronicles) – The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is now four days past her due date.

Kate Middleton, 33, and husband Prince William were scheduled to welcome the second royal baby on Thursday, April 23, but the day came and went with no sign of another little one. This would be their second child.  Prince George was born on July 22, 2013.

In the Philippines, another royal baby watch has begun.

Actors Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera have both confirmed that they are expecting a child.  Although not exactly royalty, the couple are looked upon as Prince and Princess after their wedding last December was billed as a “Royal Wedding.”

Aquino, Rivera, Dants (Photo: GMAnews)
Aquino, Rivera, Dantes (Photo: GMAnews)

The wedding was the most talked about, expensive and paparazzi-filled event, rivaling that of the British royalty in terms of the wedding gown, bridal car, church ceremony (officiated by eight bishops and seven priests), and life-sized wedding cake, among others.  The Best Man was none other than the president of the Philippines.

Filipino netizens have started to get involved in the baby naming process, suggesting names for the royal child.  An overzealous fan of the couple even created a website that has ‘pictures’ of what the baby boy or baby girl will look like.

Fairy tales do come true in the Philippines.

TWEETING OR REPOSTING NEWS SATIRE IS NOW A CRIME IN THE PHILIPPINES

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is an avid fan of The Adobo Chronicles
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is an avid fan of The Adobo Chronicles

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you live in the Philippines and are reading this story, be forewarned that re-posting it on your Facebook or Instagram account or re-tweeting it is now a crime, punishable by fine and jail time.

Tired of being constantly criticized by The Adobo Chronicles, So What’s News (SWN), The Professional Heckler, Mosquito Press  and many others, President NoyNoy Aquino, with full support from the Senate and the House of Representatives, issued an Executive Order banning re-tweets and re-posts of satirical articles.

The Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently reviewing international laws on Free Speech to see if international sites like The Onion, The Borowitz Report and The Daily Currant, can also be banned from Philippine social media.

The idea for the Executive Order actually came from Turkey.

Recently, a provincial court in Turkey sentenced a college student, Meral Tutcalito one year in prison for the offense of “insulting a public official” by sharing a satirical news story about a regional governor on Twitter.

The trial was held in Adana, a southern Turkish province, after a complaint by the region’s governor, Huseyin Avni Cos, who discovered last year that he had been mocked in a photograph and headline on Zaytung, a Turkish site akin to The Onion.

MOVE OVER CUTE SEMINARIAN AND HOT COP, FILIPINO NETIZENS HAVE A NEW IDOL

The seminarian, cop, and doctor
The seminarian, the cop, and the doctor

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos have short-term memories.

It was just months ago when they swooned over the handsome seminarian who sang the responsorial psalm at a mass celebrated by Pope Francis during his Manila visit. Kenneth Rey Parsad became a local Internet sensation for his looks and good voice.

Then there was Neil Perez, the hot cop of Manila whose looks and body build made him the overwhelming favorite to win a local male beauty pageant.  Perez went on to win the Mister International competition, making his countrymen very proud.

But that was all in the past.

The newest Internet sensation is Mark Agas, a 32-year-old doctor who is an ophthalmology resident at St. Luke’s Medical Center.  A video of him working in front of a computer and talking to his patient who was taking a video of him was posted on social media.  It immediately went viral.

So, it is confirmed.  Filipinos are not just crazy over their beauty queens.  They also look up to their male hunks.

If you have the looks and the body build, why not post your photo or video on the Internet.  Who knows, you might be the next Internet sensation!