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SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Questioning. Homo. Gender-bending. Gender-variant. Cross-dresser. Closeted. Out. Two-spirit. Mahu. Bakla. On-the-bus. In a politically-correct societal atmosphere, not one word is sufficient to describe the diversity of the gay and lesbian community.  Oftentimes, in the struggle for inclusion, the community sometimes ends…
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) - Starting in 2017, there will be no more New Year's Day kisses between CNN's Anderson Cooper and comedian Kathy Griffin. The two have been the most watched couple on television leading up to the New Year's Eve dropping of the ball in New York's Times Square. Cooper, who…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - No other president in history has ever been so careless in his tweets, often misspelling words that kids easily ace in the National Spelling Bee. Like Donald Trump. Like 'covfefe.' Trump's tweet has gone viral but no one has dared to correct his spelling. Well, we will. The…
TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled a planned visit to Japan next month to focus on the situation in Marawi City where the terrorist group Maute has launched a siege, prompting the proclamation of Martial Law in Mindanao. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe perfectly understands Duterte's change of…
BRUSSELS, Belgium (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) - Remember that arrival ceremony in Israel when Donald Trump's hand was slapped by First Lady Melania?  (Apparently it happened again as the couple arrived in Italy!) It was a big embarrassment for the President but he could not get back at his wife.  So he took it out…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - The news media have been focusing on China's supposed threat to go to war with the Philippines should the latter pursue its claim over disputed territory in the South China Sea. By sheer number, the Philippines is no match to China's military power.  China has seven times the…
LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) - Following the election of Emmanuel Macron as the new president of France
DENVER, Colorado (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - Don't cancel that purchased United Airlines ticket of yours just yet. And think twice before you book your next flight on another airline. In a desperate move to regain its reputation and business after that unfortunate incident in which an elderly passenger was dragged out of a flight…
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - Videos of that United Airlines flight in which an elderly man was dragged out of his seat to make room for flight crew have gone viral on the Internet.  Many of the clips show the man bleeding after he allegedly hit his mouth against the head…
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) - With less than two weeks remaining in its online poll on who readers think should be included in the 2017 100 most influential persons in the world, TIME Magazine has launched an offensive to destroy Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's No. 1 spot. Duterte leads in…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called CNN 'fake news.' Now he's calling a TIME Magazine poll 'very fake.' Trump was reacting to an online poll being conducted by TIME, asking its readers to vote for whomever they think should be included in the magazine's 2017 100 Most Influential…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - In yet another report that seeks to put President Rodigo Duterte and the Philippines in a bad light, The New York Times posted a documentary to show the world that Filipinos are living in fear and grief as a result of alleged extra-judicial killings due to the government's campaign…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump met Friday and Reuters is reporting that their first face-to-face encounter "started awkwardly" and "ended even more oddly." The Adobo Chronicles was there at The White House to capture Merkel's reaction to the meeting. Pictures don't lie, although we do,…
HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) - A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order Wednesday that bars the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration and refugees. This is the second blow to the president's bid to restrict U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority countries. Well, Mr. Trump…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - If there is one thing Donald Trump isn't willing to give up even as president, it is his Twitter account.  He continues to use Twitter to post cryptic messages and to attack those who criticize him -- 140 characters at a time. Today, Trump formally asked Twitter to…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - IKEA, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture and home appliances giant, will soon open its very first store in the Philippines, as confirmed by Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries. But Fries said the Philippine store will be like no other. In an effort to utilize indigenous materials and promote products that reflect…
CUPERTINO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) - In its most recent quarterly report, Apple said it sold 231 million iPhones in the past 12 months. That's almost 20 million power month or 667,000 per day. Alas, in just the last 24 hours, iPhone sales dropped by almost 80 percent, mostly in the American market. Thanks to…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has confirmed that President Donald Trump is the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Spicer made this announcement earier today in an official tweet: The Senate confirmed Trump along mostly party lines. Democrats who opposed the nomination said that Trump…