MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Without facts, you can’t have truth!” With this template statement, Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa today proposed a mandatory registration of all members of the Filipino LGBT community.
Ressa, a self-acknowledged LGBT community member, sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives, saying that it is about time we knew exactly how many gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender men and women, queer and questioning Filipinos there are in the country.
“ By implementing this mandatory registration, we can finally fight for civil rights for our community, “Ressa said, “because there is clout and strength in numbers.”
Ressa also suggested the creating of a new government agency to oversee the implementation and programs for the LGBT community. She wants to call this new agency the Department of Gender Bender.
MANILA, Philippines ( The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Wig manufacturers in the Philippines are all praises for Director Vince Tañada’s new film, “Ako Si Ninoy.”
This after the official trailer of the life story of the late Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. was released on social media.
In the trailer, netizens noticed that almost all of the film’s main characters were fitted with artificial hair, including Ninoy and Corazon Aquino. They also noticed that Tañada’s Imelda Marcos wore brown hair.
Will the film revitalize the sagging wig industry in the Philippines?
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (The Adobo Chronicles, Cambridge Bureau) – It made a mistake not once, but twice — and now Harvard, one of the most prestigious Ivy League institutions in the U.S. and the world has issued a stark apology.
The apology came after the university was criticized for inviting ex-Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo and entertainer Kim Kardashian as lecturers.
Fox News has described the fiasco as “Harvard’s prestige disappearing into thin air.”
Harvard’s apology was addressed to its students, alumni and the world-wide academic community and asked for a second chance in rectifying its blunder.
“We promise this will never happen again,” a university statement said.