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Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Millions of Filipinos rejoiced and took to the streets this week to celebrate Kris Aquino’s announcement that she is retiring from show business in 2016.

Aquino, the younger sister of Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino, is often referred to as the “Queen of All Media,” and is the current host of several TV shows including “The Buzz” and “Aquino & Abunda Tonight.”

Now on her 18th year in show business, Aquino  — holding back her tears — said that she plans to buy a franchise of a popular fast food chain.  Many are speculating that she was referring to Jollibee.

Jeepney drivers were sounding their horns, office workers were throwing confetti from their high-rise offices, and children were dancing in the streets of Metro Manila upon hearing the news.
Even members of the national police and military were firing bullets into the air.

“For almost two decades now, we’ve been putting up with all her theatrics, scandals, missteps and revelations of her personal and love life. At last, her screeching voice will be gone from the airwaves,” said one jeepney driver as he turned down the volume of his stereo to talk to reporters.

In the past, Aquino had compared herself to Oprah Winfrey, and told American actor Andrew Garfield during an interview that her son’s local film “My Little Bossings,” was a bigger box office hit than the Hollywood movie “The Amazing Spider-Man – 2”

2016 is also the year when the term of President Aquino ends.  With Kris stepping down, will it be the end of the Aquino era? Or perhaps, the continuation of a political dynasty…



London, Great Britain (The Adobo Chronicles) – There have been reported sightings of vampires this week in Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious.

This has led tennis legend John McEnroe to spearhead a campaign to rid Wimbledon — and tennis in general — of these blood-sucking creatures as immortalized in the blockbuster ‘Twilight’ movies. image

Among the first to respond to McEnroe’s campaign was Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. In a press conference following his first-round win in the tournament, Gulbis lashed out at vampires in an impassioned plea to cleanse the tennis courts of evil beings.

Here’s a video clip of the press conference in Wimbledon.



Malacañang Palace, the Philippines' White House
Malacañang Palace, the Philippines’ White House

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – A government shutdown is not that uncommon. It has happened in the U.S. when legislators failed to pass a budget, and it has happened in other countries when citizens declared a no-confidence in their duly-elected government.

But a looming total government shutdown in the Philippines has nothing to do with the budget or a no-confidence citizenry vote. It’s all about the pork barrel scandal involving the siphoning of 10 Billion pesos of taxpayer money into ghost projects and into the pockets of politicians and private citizens.

Recent investigation and revelations have confirmed that:

  • More than half of sitting senators are involved in the scam
  • More than 150 current and past members of the House of Representatives are linked to the scam
  • Top officials of the Aquino government have been implicated in the scam
  • Prominent members of the media have benefited from the scam

Political analysts have concluded that the one last resort to dealing with this scandal is for President Aquino to declare a total government shutdown and appoint a caretaker government to fully revamp the government.

The U.S. government, which recently signed an agreement with the Philippines to increase American military presence in this ally country, has volunteered to facilitate a speedy recovery should the total government shutdown occur. The U.S. fell short of saying that it will work towards making the Philippines its 51st state.