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GEORGE CLOONEY TO DIRECT FILM ABOUT PHILIPPINES’ PORK BARREL SCANDAL

Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney (Photo:  www.ibtimes.co.uk)
Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney (Photo:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk)

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney must love the Philippines so much.

First, it was reported that international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, a.k.a. Mrs. Clooney, has filed a case against the Philippine government before the United Nations over the continued detention of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Now, Hollywood insiders are confirming that George Clooney is set to direct a film about the pork barrel scandal that has rocked Philippine politics and business, leading to the arrest and incarceration of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, Senators Bong Revilla, Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, among others.

Clooney is known to be fascinated by political and other big scandals. In fact, his latest film project is an adaptation of the book Hack Attack by journalist Nick Davies.  It is about Davies’ investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire which uncovered the phone-hacking scandal that rocked the British establishment and resulted in the closure of the News of the World. “This has all the elements – lying, corruption, blackmail – at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London,” Clooney said about the film project.

“The pork scandal in the Philippines has the potential of being a film epic because of its magnitude and the number of people, agencies and companies that were involved,” Clooney said.

Clooney himself will play the role of Bong Revilla, Jr.  It is rumored that TV host and presidential sister Kris Aquino will play the role of businesswoman and pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

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FORMER PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO FINDS AN ALLY IN MRS. GEORGE CLOONEY

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, a.k.a. Mrs. George Clooney,  has filed a case against the Philippine government before the United Nations over the continued detention of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Clooney filed the case on Feb 26 before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD), a body under the UN Commission on Human Rights, Philippine media reported late on Sunday.

“The case concerns Arroyo’s protracted detention by the Philippine government despite her age, health condition and the court’s continued denial to grant her bail,” one of Arroyo’s lawyers, Modesto Ticman, told GMA News Online.

In filing the case, Mrs Clooney wants the UN to persuade the Philippine government to release Arroyo, who has been under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Centre (VMMC) in Quezon City.

Upon hearing of the news, Janet Lim-Napoles, suspected mastermind of the Ten Billion-peso pork barrel scam and who is currently in detention, asked to meet with Clooney. Napoles wants Clooney to handle her case in the Philippines.

“My lawyers have not  done a good job in defending me in my case. That’s why I remain in detention.  I am confident Mrs. Clooney, since we are both women, can do a  better job to exonerate me from the charges against me, and  negotiate for my release from detention,” Napoles said.

“I am willing to pay Mrs. Clooney whatever amount she demands. I have enough funds from the pork barrel scam that I masterminded, so money is not going to be a problem,” Napoles added.

Meanwhile, TV host and presidential sister Kris Aquino has reportedly sent an email to Mrs. Clooney, asking if she could help her schedule a one-on-one interview with her husband, George. “I’m a fan of George, and it would be wonderful to interview him for my gossip show,” Aquino stated in her email.