DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau – The three stars on the Philippine flag represent the country’s three main islands — Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. But if Senator Francis Tolentino had his way, more stars should be added to the tri-colors.
Tolentino, one of the invited guests during the city government’s celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Park, Davao City, said a fourth star will symbolize the Benham Rise, an island group located at the Northeastern side of the country in the Pacific Ocean.
In addition, he says the flag should also be inclusive of Pangasinan province’s Hundred Islands.
All in all, Tolentino said, 101 stars should be added for a total of 104.
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.