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Marcos, Jr.
Marcos, Jr.

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – ABS-CBN is reporting that The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) and the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka (PMM) will sign a unity accord to launch the tandem of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as candidates for president and vice president, respectively, in the May 2016 elections.

But Marcos clarified today that neither he nor Duterte has made a decision about running in 2016.

However, the son of the late dictator Fernand E. Marcos unveiled a proposal which he says could create a formidable team that will definitely crush Vice President Jejomar Binay’s presidential ambition (only Binay has officially declared his candidacy for president).

Marcos is proposing to quicky amend the Philippine Constitution to allow for the election of a president and three vice presidents, one each of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippines’ three main islands.

“It’s time we stop governing the country from Manila,” Marcos said. “Having three vice presidents would ensure that the issues and concerns of all Filipinos are represented in the central government,” he added.

Asked by reporters what his team would be composed of if the electoral change is approved and implemented, Marcos said, “Easy. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. for president, Senator Chiz Escudero for vice president for Luzon, Miriam Defensor Santiago (who is from Iloilo) for vice president for the Visayas, and Davao City Mayor Rodrgo Duterte for vice president for Mindanao.

Majority of congressmen and senators seem to like the proposal, so a swift and quick constitutional amendment could easily happen in time for the 2016 presidential elections.

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Senator and Mrs. Chiz Escudero
Senator and Mrs. Chiz Escudero

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was yet another celebrity wedding, this time between Philippines Senator Chiz Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista.  President NoyNoy Aquino was the Best Man.  But he was a no-show! Escudero’s brother, Phillip, stood in for the president.

Just recently, Aquino was severely criticized for being a no-show at the arrival ceremonies for the 44 police officers who were slain in an encounter with rebel forces in the southern island of Mindanao.  Instead, Aquino was attending the inauguration of a new car mafucturing plant just south of the capital. The presidential palace explained to the media that the arrival ceremonies was not on the president’s schedule.

In an interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that Escudero’s wedding held February 15 in the province of Quezon was not on Aquino’s schedule either, and he blamed the president’s appointments secretary for failing to include it in the presidential calendar.

Of course, it’s always someone else’s fault, but at least the presidential palace is consistent with its responses to criticism regarding the whereabouts of the president.  It has created a popular tagline on social media – #NasaanAngPangulo (Where is the President).



Philippines Senator Escudero and future bride Heart Evangelista, during red carpet ceremonies at the last State of the Nation Address by President Aquino
Philippines Senator Escudero and future bride Heart Evangelista, during red carpet ceremonies at the last State of the Nation Address by President Aquino

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The December 30 wedding of film stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera was undoubtedly the wedding of the year by Philippine standards — extravagant, pompous and star-studded. Their Seven Million-peso, 12-foot wedding cake even made international headlines. It, however, failed to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest wedding cake.

But that was 2014.  It is now 2015, and another Filipino Royal Wedding is coming up soon. February 15, 2015 to be exact.

It is the wedding of Philippines Senator Chiz Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista. The couple got engaged last August 23 and are scheduled to tie the knot the day after Valentine’s at Balesin Island Club.

All eyes, are of course, on the couple’s wedding cake.  How will it compare to the Dantes-Rivera cake, and more importantly, will it break the current Guinness record?

The world’s largest wedding cake on record weighed 6.818 tonnes (15,032 lb) and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004.

The Adobo Chronicles has learned that the couple has chosen a cake designer.  While the design and dimensions of the cake remain secret, we can confirm who has been commissioned to do the baking and designing honors. Her name is Judy Uson.  Read more about this celebrity cake designer and chef in the online magazine Positively Filipino.

Whether or not the cake will make it to the Guinness World Records remains to be seen.  Stay tuned.