Category Archives: The Media

Celebrity Apprentice To Debut In The Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The popular U.S. reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice” is set to make its debu in the Philippines next month.  The show, featuring Donald Trump, popularized the phrase, “You’re fired!”

Inspired by the recent firing by President Rodrigo Duterte of his newly-appointed Drug Czar, Leni Robredo, NBC network says the debut episode will feature the Vice President.

This is the second firing for Robredo who was previously sacked from her Cabinet position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The reality series will be aired locally on ABS-CBN which also faces possible “firing” if its soon-to-expire franchise will not be renewed.

 

Filipino Netizens Mark Themselves Safe From Maria Ressa’s Philippine War Zone

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a recent interview on  the American TV show, “60 Minutes,” Rappler CEO Maria Ressa described the Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte as the “worst war zone” she’s ever been in.

Ressa’s comment didn’t sit well with millions of peace-loving Filipino netizens who immediatly took to their social media accounts to mark themselves “safe from Maria Ressa’s Philippine war zone.”

So for Filipinos living abroad, there’s nothing to worry about regarding your families and loved ones in the Philippines.

All is well.

 

Bimby Aquino Invited To Speak Before U.N. Assembly Of Tiger Moms

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Move over Greta Thunberg. Your three minutes of fame are over.

Enter Bimby Aquino-Yap, 12-year-old son of Philippine Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, often referred to by some circles as a tiger mom.

Bimby has been invited to speak before a U.N. Assembly of tiger moms to be held next month in New York City.

Originally, the assembly wanted to invite Kris as speaker but after seeing the extensive media coverage Thunberg received after that angry, passionate speech on climate change, it opted to invite Bimby instead.

An assembly spokesperson said that Bimby is not only younger (he’s 12, Thunberg is 16), but also more good looking adorable than the Swedish activist. “He’also the  perfect person to talk about how it is to grow up with a tiger mom “ he said.

Loosely, a tiger mom is one who treats her children like she was a general in the army, dictating how her children should behave, what career to pursue (like piano lessons), and  how to present themselves before the public eye.

So Krissy!