CNN CALLS 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS FOR HILLARY

Photo credit: Ed Lin
Photo credit: Ed Lin

Johannesburg, South Africa –  The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is over.  At 10:12 p.m, eastern time last night, the most respected and credible cable news network in the world called the election and declared Hillary Clinton the winner.

Republicans and the red states are just now just waking up to the news that they had lost yet another election without even trying.

Soon after calling the election, CNN reported that President Hillary Clinton has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, to join President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter at ceremonies honoring the late Nelson Mandela.

The Adobo Chronicles has learned that elaborate plans for Clinton’s inauguration in January 2017 are now being put together. No less than future First Man Bill Clinton is heading up the inaugural committee.

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HOLLYWOOD CRIES ‘FOUL’ OVER FILIPINO SUBMISSIONS TO OSCARS

imageHollywood,  California – The Academy Awards nominations for the 86th Oscars will not be announced until January 16, 2014, but already, controversy has come to Hollywood town.

Members of the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are crying foul over official submissions to the foreign language film category of the Oscars.  The root of the controversy is the fact that the Philippines has not one, but three entries. These include “Transit, ” the Philippines’ official submisson; “Metro Manila,” the U.K.’s submission and “Ilo Ilo,” the official entry of Singapore. All three have a theme about the Philippines and feature Filipino characters living in the country or abroad.

The protesting members said that  in effect, the Philippines has three entries in the said category. “That gives the  Philippines two extra chances of being nominated for, and awarded, an Oscar,” they said.

The Academy’s board of governors is set to meet next week to discuss the complaints and issue a ruling.

Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres, the host for the 86th Oscar Awards ceremonies, is reportedly thrilled about the “triple”  chances for the Philippines to win an Oscar.  It is common knowledge that Ellen has a special spot in her heart for Filipinos. Many of her invited guests for her “Ellen” show were great Filipino talents she discovered via the the Internet, among them singing star Charice, wonder boy Kai Langer and teen YouTube sensation Aldrich Lloyd Talonding.

BEAUTY PAGEANT BAN FOR PHILIPPINES LIFTED

Newly-crowned 2013 Miss Earth, Alyz Henrich of Venezuela (Photo credit: Rappler.com)
Newly-crowned 2013 Miss Earth, Alyz Henrich of Venezuela (Photo credit: Rappler.com)

Muntinlupa City, Philippines  (EXCLUSIVE to The Adobo Chronicles) – Last month, The Adobo Chronicles broke the story about the decision by the Association of Beauty Pageant Franchise Holders (ABPFH) to disqualify the Philippines from international beauty pageants in the next two years, along with Venezuela and Brazil.  The decision was based on the  extraordinary record of the three countries in winning the titles of the major beauty pageants and for consistently making it to the top 5 in the pageant finals.  Close to three million netizens took to Facebook and Twitter to protest that decision, but the ABPFH did not budge.

Yesterday, however, the ABPFH announced that it has lifted the ban for both the Philippines and Brazil after winners of the 2013 Miss Earth Beauty Pageant held in the Philippines were named.  Miss Venezuela, Alyz Henrich, won the title. Miss Brazil didn’t make it to the top 16.  Although Miss Philippines Angelee de los Reyes was among the 8 finalists, ABPFH said it wasn’t good enough to maintain the Philippines’ winning streak of always being in the top 5.

Venezuela, Brazil and the Philippines hold the record of having won the title for all the major international beauty pageants. Venezuela  added another feather to its cap when it won the 2013 Mr. International Pageant held in Jakarata, Indonesia last month.

It remains to be seen whether Filipino netizens will praise the ABPFH decision to lift the ban for the Philippines or criticize it for dismissing and devaluing  the “top 8” performance of Miss Philippines.

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