Category Archives: Travel

“Maid In Turkey,” A New Film By Director Joel Lamangan

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The professional rivalry between veteran film maker Director Joel Lamangan and rising young Director Darryl Yap has gone to new heights — high above the terrains of Turkey.

It will be recalled that Lamangan had criticized Yap for his new film, “Maid in Malacañang” where the former questioned what he said was a revision of history by the latter.

Now, the rivalry is on the big screen, with Yap’s film opening on August 3 and Lamangan’s new documentary, ”Maid in Turkey.”

Yap’s film revolves around the last 72 hours of the Marcos family before they were whisked away to Hawaii, seen from the perspective of the presidential palace’s household staff.

Lamangan’s documentary follows the adventures of Leni Robredo, particularly her experiences in Turkey — hot air balloon and all, and her incognito service as a maid, er, matron of honor for the wedding of a Turkish couple.

The race is on for the box office!

President Bongbong Marcos Retains NAIA Name For Manila’s International Airport!

MANILA, Philipppines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rejecting a Philippine solon’s proposal to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Ferdinand E. Marcos International Airport, President Bongbong Marcos issued his first Executive Order retaining the name NAIA.

The former Manila International Airport (MIA) will henceforth be known as Nora Aunor International Airport (NAIA), in honor of one of the country’s new national artists.

Congratulations, Ate Guy!

BREAKING: Court Of Appeals Allows Maria Ressa To Leave For Ukraine!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For the third time in the last five months, Rappler CEO and convicted criminal Maria Ressa was given the green light to leave the Philippines, this time to travel to Ukraine.

The Court of Appeals has granted Ressa permission to do what she does best — reporting live from the world’s war zones. She is expected to file death-defying dispatches from war-torn Ukraine. She will also be reporting live from Moscow, Russia.

It will be recalled that Ressa has a string of credentials covering war zones, not the least of which is the Philippines which she has described as the ”worst war zone” she has ever been in.

Last year, Ressa who was convicted of cyber libel was allowed to travel to the United States to attend a Harvard program and to visit her parents, and to Norway to personally receive her Nobel Peace Prize award.