DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – The online blog site Rappler is reporting that Davao City Sara Duterte has slammed the use of the song ‘Manila’ as background music for the entrance of Filipino athletes during the SEA Games Opening Ceremonies Friday night.
The Presidential daughter said the song does not represent the entire country. Nevermind that his dad swayed to the music as he waived his hand — a la Miss Universe — to greet the Filipino athletes.
We spoke via Skype to Sara and we asked her what song she thought would have been more appropriate.
NEW CLARK CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you were shocked and awed at last night’s opening ceremonies of the 2019 South East Asian Games, you haven’t seen nothing yet.
The closing ceremonies will even be bigger, explosive and more memorable — it will make the entire Filipino nation proud.
Today, the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committe (PHISGOC) revealed part of the line-up of Filipino celebrities who will participate in an evening of talent, extraordinary skill and entertainment power.
PHISGOC confirmed to The Adobo Chronicles that the finale act of the closing ceremonies will feature a new composition by Leah Navarro, “We Win Aswang.” It will be performed live by the Laos Na Gang, composed of Navarro, Jim Paredes and Cynthia Patag.
The Prima Ballenas — husband and wife ballet team of Raissa and Alan Robles — will dance to Navarro’s music composition. It will be choreographed by Rappler’s Maria Ressa and JC Punongbayan.
We have also cofirmed that Vice President Leni Robredo will be on hand at the closing ceremonies to cheer on the great entertainers.
The evening’s Master of Ceremonies will be volleyball player-turned-reporter Gretchen Ho.
The Philippines has won 3 silver, 7 bronze but no gold medals since it started participating in the Olympic Games. On the brighter side, the country has had four Miss Universe title holders and is in the top 5 countries with the most crowns.
Now the country has the chance to win its first Olympic gold and its fifth Miss Universe crown.
We pin our hopes on Carlos Yulo and Gazini Ganados.
Yulo recently made headlines when he won gold in the floor exercises at the World Artistic Gymnastics in Stuttgart, Germany. He will represent the Philippines in next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Ganados, on the other hand, is this year’s Philippine representative to the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Pageant predictions list her among the top favorites to win the crown, and possibly to nail back-to-back honors for the Philippines. The reigning Miss Universe is Filipina Catriona Gray.
In fact, odds put Ganados right behind another Asian beauty, Miss Thailand.
So what does it take for Yulo and Ganados to bring home the bacon? Twists and turns — on the exercise floor and the pageant ramp, respectively.
So, Filipinos, gird your loins. We predict a double victory.
And, you may ask: what credentials does a satire site like The Adobo Chronicles have to make such a prediction?
Well, our motto is: sometimes, life imitates satire. And we have proven it many times before!