MANILA, Philippines (Tha Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine biased news media and members of the political opposition are having a blast over reports that PH officials and others responsible for the jailing of Senator Leila De Lima will be banned from entering the U.S. as part of the approval by President Trump of a Senate-initiated appropriations bill.
While there has not been been an official “ban list” from the U.S. State Department, there is an overwhelming speculation that world champiom boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao could be included in the list because of an anti-De Lima resolution he proposed years ago.
To refresh our readers’ memory, Pacquiao had initiated a move to unseat De Lima from a committe chairmanship.
So if Pacquiao is indeed on the ban list, we can say goodbye to the Senator’s future title fights in the U.S.
TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Move over, Lea Salonga. Here comes Lea with an “h,” Leah Navarro.
While Salonga may have recorded the theme song of the 2019 South East Asian Games, “We Win As One,” Navarro takes it further to the world stage. The aging singer has been chosen to sing the 2020 Summer Olympics theme song. What’s more, the Olympic Organizing Committee (OOC) didn’t have to commission a new song. Navarro’s 1980’s hit song “Isang Mundo, Isang Awit” has been adopted as the official theme music. (It was composed by Nonong Pedero.)
In naming Navarro as the Olympic songstress, OOC said the lyrics of “Isang Mundo” encompass the entire universe and the song is very appropriate for the quadrennial sports competition.
The Japanese Olympic Organizing Committee recomended the song because it already contains some Japanese lyrics as may be seen here:
Navarro was earlier reported to have tweeted that the SEA Games 2019 Organizing Committee should have chosen her song — instead of Hotdog’s “Manila” as the entrance theme song of the Filipino athletes during the Opening Ceremonies.
We she got more than what she bargained for. Mas sosi (more prestigious)!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Blood may be thicker than water, but being a godfather to someone’s wedding won’t prevent him from calling the goddaughter names — like deceiver.
Former Senator Antonio Trillanes, who was a “ninong” at Jover Laurio’s wedding has called the blogger (Pinoy Ako Blog) “manloloko.”
Trillanes was responding to a tweet by Laurio in which, in sarcasm, she congratulated the organizers of the 2019 South East Asian Games for winning an award as the “Best SEA Games Organizer,” allegedly given by the Sports industry Awards Asia (SPIA).
It turns out no such award was given.
Trillanes couldn’t hold back on his criticism of Laurio. The two are closely identified with the political opposition — the Dilawan.