MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s Holy Tuesday in the Roman Catholic calendar and preparations for the Senakulo (passion play) are at fever pitch.
For the first time ever, presidential candidates in the upcoming Philippine elections will be playing major roles in the play. Famous actor Dingdong Dantes will play the role of Jesus, but the casting director needs help in determining which roles each of the candidates will play, so he is asking for the help of Filipino netizens.
Who do you want to play the roles of Judas, Magdalena, Pontio Pilato, Magnanakaw?
The play will be held at the Philippine Arena (which, ironically, is owned by Iglesia Ni Cristo) and will be telecast live on CNN Philippines starting at 12 noon on Good Friday.
Please help by participating in the poll below: (you can vote for several candidaters at a time)
HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Heneral Luna may have failed in its bid to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but hopes are still high that Luna will be elected next president of the Philippines.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released the “first cut” list of foreign film submissions that still have the chance of being nominated for the Oscars, and Heneral Luna was not one of them.
But in the field of Philippine presidential politics, where all the declared candidates (Jejomar Binay, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas, Rodrigo Dueterte and Mirian Defensor-Santiago) seem to have some serious problems or baggage, the chances of Heneral Luna being elected as a write-in candidate are getting better by the day.
If elected, Heneral Luna will go down in world history as the first ever to be elected president, post-mortem.
Quezon City, Philippines – Kris Aquino, sister of Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino, has denied rumors that she is planning to run for vice president in 2016. The television host made the denial during her show where co-host Boy Abunda asked her to categorically state, under oath and with her hand resting on a bible, whether or not she has intentions to become the country’s next vice president.
“Postively, not true. Walang basis for lahat ng (all the) rumors about this,” Aquino responded in her trademark Taglish (Tagalog-English).
“You know me well, Boy,” she added, “I come from a very religious pamilya (family), and I cannot lie under oath or with my hand on top of this bible. I am not planning, and will not run para sa (for) position of VP.” But I am running for president!”
Minutes after she made the statement on her TV show, a Facebook page was established by her fans and supporters – ‘Kris Aquino For President’ – and received 1,000 “likes” in the first five minutes.