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Filipino Americans Flood Miss Universe Apartment With New, Expensive Cookware

Miss Universe photo that went viral
Miss Universe photo that went viral. Inset: some of the cookware gifts from FilAms

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Miss Universe Organization gave Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines a $300,000 crown adorned with expensive gems, but it apparently can’t afford to loan the new Miss Universe a clean, decent cooking pot.

A photo posted on the Miss Universe social media site showing Wurtzbach, a culinary graduate, preparing a Filipino home-cooked meal using an old, dirty and rusty iron cooking pot immediately went viral.

The humble Filipina beauty didn’t seem to be bothered or complaining.  But Filipino Americans across the continental U.S. had a different take.  They were enraged that their beauty queen was not being treated in a royal manner.

In just hours after the photo went viral, hundreds of packages arrived by Federal Express and UPS at the Manhattan apartment of the new Miss Universe.  The packages contained new, expensive, and designer cookware for Wurtzbach to use.

“I am overwhelmed and feeling so loved,” Wurtzbach said, but I can’t really use every single cookware gift that I received.  I’ll most likely donate most of them to charity.”

Gracious as usual, this new Miss Universe.  Worthy of the crown.  Worthy of all the love and admiration.



Aquino speaking at gathering in Chicago on May 6, 2015 (Photo credit: Rose Tibayan)
Aquino speaking at a gathering in Chicago on May 6, 2015 (Photo credit: Rose Tibayan)

CHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles) – President NoyNoy Aquino spoke before a small group of 300 Americans, mostly Filipino Americans, in Chicago tonight, as part of what the Philippine Consulate is calling a ‘working visit’ by the Philippine head of state.

During his speech at the J.W. Marriott, Aquino talked about his administration’s accomplishments in bringing about economic progress for the Philippines.  He was, of course, referring to the economic progress for the rich,  not the 99% of middle class and poor Filipinos.

But the bigger issue was that Aquino delivered his speech in Tagalog which 90% of his audience didn’t understand because they were Americans or Filipino Americans who didn’t speak the language.

Aquino is known for delivering his speech in Tagalog.

Reacting to criticism from non-Tagalog speaking Filipino Americans, Aquino said, “You don’t matter to me. You are not Philippine voters.  You’re not my bosses.”

Aquino is famous for referring to the Filipino  voters as his bosses.

A Filipino American commented on his Facebook page that Aquino’s ‘working visit’ was merely to justify his trip to Las Vegas to watch the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

The Adobo Chronicles could not independently confirm if Aquino was, indeed, present at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to personally witness the “Fight of the Century.”