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Leni Robredo Shows Off Next Year’s National Costume For Miss Philippines-Universe


ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) –  This year and in years past, many have criticized the chosen national costume of the Philippines’ representatives to the Miss Universe Pageant.

Well, it’s not going to happen again.

Binibining Pilipinas organizers have assured the public that henceforth, the national costume of Miss Philippines-Universe will “reflect our true culture and identity.”

For next next year’s Miss Philippines-Universe, the organizers have chosen an ethnic attire representative of the Gaddang ethnic group of Northern Philippines.

The chosen national costume was unveiled yesterday in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao with no less than Leni Robredo as the model.

Do we have a winner national costume for next year’s Miss Universe Pageant?




San Francisco’s Westfield Mall To Redo Inverted Christmas Tree

Photo credit: Jing Monsanto

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Like any other shopping mall elsewhere, Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco has its focal point when putting up its holiday decoration for shoppers and tourists to enjoy.

For the mall, its focal point is the preserved dome from the old Emporium Department Store.

For this year’s holiday attraction, Westfield decided to hang a giant Christmas Tree from the top of the dome.

So off went the interior designers and construction workers to build the tree in time for its unveiling this Thanksgiving weekend — the start of the holiday shopping season.

But alas, when the tree was unveiled yesterday, something was terribly wrong. They hang the tree upside down!

Embarrassed, the mall management immediately ordered the construction crew to redo the work and to make sure the tree is hung upright this time around.

Philippines’ Whang-od Rejects Justin Bieber’s Request For A Tattoo

Top: Bieber; Bottom: Whang-od

KALINGA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Tattoo enthusiasts will easily recognize the name Whang-od. She’s the 100-year-old (and last remaining) Filipina tattoo artist (mambabatok) from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines.

Canadian singer Justin Bieber who recently showed off his new upper torso tattoo wants to travel to the Philippines to get yet another tattoo from Whang-od.

But sources close to the Filipina legend told The Adobo Chronicles that the famed tattoo artist is not interested in tattooing Bieber.

”I heard he is a very bad, bad boy,” Whang-od said in her native language.

We feel sorry for Bieber.