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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.


imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles®)  – Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay who, according to the latest polls, has slipped to third place among the three declared presidential candidates — behind the Aquino Administration’s bet Mar Roxas and Senator Grace Poe who remains in first place — has proposed a major shift in Philippine policy.

Diverting his campaign strategy away from personal attacks and more on issues important to the Filipino people, Binay today unveiled his bold proposal to address the problem of overpopulation and poverty in this nation of 100 Million people.

Speaking to reporters at an impromptu press conference at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, Binay said that if elected president, he will propose and implement a one-child policy for the Philippines, similar to that put in place by China in 1978.

China’s policy is aimed at alleviating social, economic and environmental problems in this country of over a billion people.

Binay, a devout Catholic, is confident that the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will support his plan, as long as it doesn’t involve any means of artificial birth control.

In  justifying his proposal, Binay cited the fact the U.S. State of California is bigger in land size than the entire Philippines, and yet the Filipino population is  almost three times that of California (see illustration).

The vice president is proposing a fine of one hundred thousand pesos or a prison term of one year for both parents who would violate the one-child policy. Unmarried parents would pay double the fine  or would suffer a two-year prison term.

“It’s about time we solved the problem of overpopulation in our country once and for all,” Binay said.




Manila's Coconut Palace
Manila’s Coconut Palace

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Pope Francis recently urged Christians across Europe to open up their homes to refugees as he revealed that the Vatican will take in two families “fleeing death” in the middle east.

Following the Pope’s example, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay offered his official residence — the Coconut Palace — to eight refugee families from Syria.  Each family will occupy one of the eight guestrooms in the palace.

The Coconut Palace, also known as Tahanang Pilipino (Filipino Home), is a mansion of the Philippine Government on the campus of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in Manila, the Philippines. It was commissioned in 1978 by former First Lady Imelda Marcos as a government guest house. It was offered to Pope John Paul II during the Papal visit to the Philippines in 1981 but the Pope refused to stay there because it was too opulent given the level of poverty in the Philippines.

It cost 37 million Philippine pesos to build. It is owned by the government-owned and controlled corporation the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). In 2011, it became the official residence and principal workplace of the vice president.

A devout Catholic,  Binay challenged President NoyNoy Aquino to do a similar humanitarian act by opening the presidential palace, Malacañang, to refugees.

“During times of calamity, the world community has come to the aid of the Filipino people,” the vice president said . “Now it is our turn to help those in need, especially the refugees from Syria.”

Shortly after making the announcement, Binay’s poll numbers in the 2016 presidential race jumped by almost double.  He is now tied with Senator Grace Poe, who still has to officially declare her candidacy.  Aquino’s anointed candidate, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas is still in a very distant third place in the polls.