MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Two ABS-CBN employees— Karen Davila and Noli de Castro — are among those who would potentially be negatively affected by the possible non-renewal of their employer’s franchise.
The Congressional bill authorizing ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal has been frozen, at least in as far as the recently-concluded 17th Congress is concerned.
But Karen Davila who hosts a talk show on the network, and Noli de Castro who is a screaming news reader for TV Patrol, have decided to be more proactive.
De Castro is retiring while Davila has submitted an application with CNN.
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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo will be joined by outgoing Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada during the commemoration of the country’s 121st Independence Day today.
Robredo and Estrada will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying rites in Rizal Park.
It’s that time of year when Robredo displays her extraordinary skills of saluting the flag.
In 2017, Robredp basked in spring-like weather. In 2018, she braved the intermittent showers. This year, come hell or high water, she will continue the tradition, submerging in the flood waters and exposing herself to strong tropical winds if need be.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In beauty pageants, sometimes the judges’ questions are more important than the contestants’ answers.
This was the case with Gloria Diaz, the Philippines’ first-ever Miss Universe, when she asked her question:
“The Philippines has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But we are also ranked as one of the top three or four with the most polluted ocean. We’re full of plastics. Now, if you win Binibining Pilipinas, how could you make a difference to help clean up our oceans?
The crowd at the Araneta Coliseum roared in approval and applause at her question. They knew that indeed, in the Philippines, there is a lot of plastic — no, not in the ocean, but among the Filipino people.
The Adobo Chronicles is giving Gloria’s question a perfect 10!
We can’t even remember which contestant she asked her question to.