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Philippine Politics: Can’t Answer Questions? Just Dance!


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Who can forget that awkward interview by television news anchor Karen Davila with senatorial candidate and movie actress Alma Moreno, when, faced by tough questioning, said “do I need to answer the question?”

Well, all that is now behind Moreno, incumbent city councilor of Parañaque.

She doesn’t give interviews any more.  She doesn’t even give campaign speeches.  She would just dance the night away and try to look cute in front of her party’s presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay, and fellow senatorial candidate, boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Good campaign advisers, she must have!

Here’s the dance video, courtesy of Rappler:


Moreno (screen capture)

PARANAQUE CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles ) – Popular Philippine actress and City Councilor Alma Moreno, in a recent television interview with Karen Davila, host of ANC’s Headstart, categorically stated that she is against same-sex marriage and believes that it is a ‘sin.’

Moreno, chairperson of the Philippine Councilors League, is running as senator under United Nationalist Alliance (UNO), led by presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Moreno had starred in a number of revealing movies that were box office hits, earning her the title “Sex Goddess of Philippine Movies” of the 1970s and 1980s.

Fondly called “Ness” in show business, Moreno had a long, live-in relationship with action star Rudy Fernández, with whom she had a son, actor Mark Anthony Fernandez.

She also figured in another high-profile live-in affair with the “King of Comedy”, Dolphy, which produced a son, former child actor, Vandolph.

Moreno later married actor-politician Joey Marquez. Their twelve-year union produced four children: Yeoj, Winwyn (Teresita Ssen), VJ, and adopted daughter, Em-Em; their marriage was annulled in 2004.

She wed Sultan Fahad “Pre” Salic, Mayor of Marawi City in 2009 in a traditional Muslim Nikah and they divorced in 2014.

So clearly, Moreno — who kept invoking the name of the ‘Lord’ throughout the interview — is not just against same-sex marriage, but ALL marriage, including hers. Actions speak louder than words.


Davida, left, and Sanchez

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Will the real sexiest woman alive  please step forward?

It’s that time of year when the Philippine edition of Esquire magazine announces its choice for ‘sexiest woman alive.’ But then the magazine goofed. It put the wrong woman on its cover.

Esquire even tried to have a little fun with its headline saying, “We named Karem Davila the Sexiest Woman Alive… This was her reaction.” The cover photo shows a laughing Davila, a television news anchor.

Now we know why.

Apparently, the magazine’s editorial board chose another broadcast journalist, the controversial Korina Sanchez, to be this year’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive.’ When the assigned editor and photographer scheduled the photo shoot for the cover, they made an appointment with the wrong woman — Davila instead of Sanchez.

As the photo of Davila was being taken, she asked what the magazine cover story was about. That’s when they told her about the ‘sexiest woman alive’ title. She couldn’t contain her laughter, but it made for a great photograph.

Eventually, Esquire stopped the printing of the magazine and scheduled a photo shoot with the real sexiest woman alive — Sanchez.

Sanchez is the wife Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas who is believed to be running for president in 2016. If Roxas wins, would Sanchez make the cover of Time magazine as the “Sexiest First Lady Alive?”