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Philippine Politics: Mar Roxas Sheds Yellow T-Shirt In Favor Of Batman Suit

Roxas as Batman
Roxas as Batman

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “It’s not important how you came into this world. What’s important is what you did with your life.” With these words, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas shed the signature yellow -t-shirt of the Liberal Party and donned a Batman suit.

Roxas’ statement came during last night’s third and final Philippine presidential debate after  fellow candidate Miriam Defensor-Santiago questioned him about being elitist.

Roxas’ new image is a last-ditch attempt to appeal to Filipino voters who will troop to the polls on May 9 to elect their next president.

Since the start of the presidential campaign period, Roxas has been trailing behind revials Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay.

The Roxas campaign has acknowledged that the party’s “Daang Matuwid” message has not resonated among Filipino voters who have been clamoring for a radical change in their economic life and personal security as well as an end to continued government corruption.

By portraying himself as a superhero out to save the Philippines from “the gates of hell,” Roxas hopes to play catch up with the frontrunners in the presidential race. President Aquino’s ‘anointed one’ says that in the remaining days of the campaign, he will focus on earning the trust and support of the country’s young voters and comic book fans.



DC Comics Announces Sequel To Batman Vs Superman

imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The reviews are in! “Batman V Superman Is V Bad,” “Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess,” “This Movie Is A Crime Against Comic Book Fans.”

Of course these are reviews from film critics.  This latest DC Comics superhero movie hasn’t officially opened yet, so it remains to be seen how the moviegoers will judge what the producers hope would be a worldwide blockbuster.

But already, DC Comics is looking ahead, hoping to rise from what seems to be a sure flop this summer.  It has just announced a new, unprecedented sequel to “Batman vs. Superman.”

The sequel, again to be distributed by Warner Bros., will introduce a new superhero, Pacman. The sequel will be titled “Superman Vs. Pacman.”

The Adobo Chronicles learned that the Pacman character was inspired by no other than Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, a.k.a Pacman.

DC Comics, however declined to reveal what super power Pacman will have, only to say it is not just boxing.

Both DC Comics and Warner Bros. expect this sequel, to be released in 2017, to break all box-office records by previous superhero movies.

The casting director for the film is now in Manila, searching for the one Pinoy actor who will play Pacman.  Pacquiao is not being considered, especially after his comments about gay men and women, which have offended not just the LGBT community in the Philippines, but all of gay Hollywood.


Controversial scene from 'Batman v Superman' (screen capture)
Controversial scene from ‘Batman v Superman’ (screen capture)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Two of the country’s minority journalism organizations today formally protested the use of the term ‘illegal alien’ in the new Hollywood film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Asian American Journalists Association(AAJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) sent a strongly-worded joint letter to Zack Snyder accusing the film’s director of perpetuating stereotypes and fueling anti-immigrant sentiments.

The film’s first trailer was released yesterday. In one scene, Superman (Henry Cavil)  is seen on Capitol Hill being mobbed by angry protesters bearing placards with messages like “Superman = Illegal Alien,” and “Aliens are Un-American.”

The letter asked Snyder: “How difficult is it for you to use ‘undocumented immigrant’ instead of ‘illegal alien?’

AAJA and NAHJ have been advocating against the use of offensive and derogatory language by the media especially as it relates to immigrants and minority communities.

In a brief email response to the journalism organizations, Snyder simply said, “Chill, guys. This is fiction! Besides, Superman IS an alien!”

The film opens March 16, 2016 in theaters worldwide. Ben Affleck plays the role of Batman.