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Trump and Miss U.S.A. hopefuls
Trump and Miss U.S.A. hopefuls

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles®) – What if they held a beauty pageant and nobody watched it?

Well, that’s exactly what was going to happen to the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants after NBC Universal and Univision both severed their relationship with pageant owner Donald Trump. The two networks fired Trump after his disparaging comments about Mexicans when he recently announced his candidacy for president of the United States.  Trump called Mexicans “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”

The Miss U.S.A. pageant is scheduled on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and neither NBC nor Univision will air it.

Being the shrewd businessman that he is, Trump found a  way out of this debacle. He has enlisted Pay-Per-View (PPV) to air the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe Pageants. Yes, the same PPV that airs sports events, including the recent Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather boxing fight.

The Adobo Chronicles® learned that  Pay-Per-View, will charge subscribers $100 to watch a live broadcast of the pageant in English and $150 to watch it in Spanish.

Informed sources said that PPV and Trump will share the proceeds of the live broadcast at 50% a piece.

Whoever wins the Miss USA contest will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant later this year.

The chances of Miss USA winning the Miss Universe crown this year has just increased a hundred fold because all the Spanish-speaking countries have decided not to send a representative to the pageant — countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico and many others.  Latin candidates have consistently fared well in the Miss Universe pageant.

The Philippines, who has also been consistently in the top 10 finalists for Miss Universe,  is still deciding whether or not to send Miss Philippines  Pia Wurtzbach to the pageant.



CaptureLAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – While the live audience for the  Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will fork out hundreds or thousands of dollars, and Pay-Per-View subscribers will be about $100 poorer, Filipinos will have free, live access to the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

The Filipino boxer will face the American in what is being billed the “Fight of the Century” on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Whenever Pacquiao fights, the entire Philippines comes to a standstill. Government armed forces and the rebels declare a ceasefire, crime rate drops to zero and the usual traffic congestion becomes nonexistent.

As a public service to the adoring Pacquiao fans, the Philippine government declared fight night (which is Sunday morning in the Philippines) a nonworking national holiday.

In addition, the government will provide the entire population with complimentary viewing of the boxing bout via PPV — Philippine PaPer View.

PPV is a newly-developed technology in the Philippines in which giant paper billboards are set up in every street corner, in churches and in public plazas.  Volunteers, connected through Skype audio direct from Las Vegas, will put up the round-by-round judges’ score on the paper board for all to see.

Expect a lot of cheering everywhere, not to mention air punching!

Philippine PaPer View (PPV)
Philippine PaPer View (PPV)


LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – The countdown has begun for what is being billed ‘The Fight of the Century,’ between American Floyd Mayweather and Filipino Manny Pacquiao.

The boxing bout between  between the eight-division world champion Pacquiao and the undefeated five-division world champion Mayweather unfolds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015.

Already, MGM has announced a sold-out crowd, while millions more around the world are expected to watch the fight on Pay-Per-View (PPV).  PPV has been aggressively promoting the fight with an impressive 30-second promo video.

But Mayweather is not happy about the  video.  It shows him and Pacquiao walking towards each other, looking intensely at each other, and showing the world they are  ready to knock each other out.

The American boxer, however, has demanded a re-shoot of the video because he says he was ‘duped.’

“PPV producers asked me to show up all sweaty for the shoot, only to find out they didn’t ask the same of Pacquiao.  Now it appears that I am nervous and fearful about the fight, which is definitely not the case,” Mayweather said.

Mayweather also told reporters that he was asked to show a somewhat smiley face to look more attractive to the viewers, while Pacquiao was instructed to look as fierce as a raging eagle.

“It’s just not a fair portrayal of myself,” Mayweather added.

When asked about Mayweather’s demand, Pacquiao simply smiled and made the sign of the cross.