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SILICON VALLEY, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) - After many years of debate, experts have finally confirmed that the computer is not a 20th Century Invention. A joint statement was issued today signed by top technical and religious experts, saying that Apple, Microsoft and other computer pioneers did not invent the computer. They added:…
SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles, Singapore Bureau) - The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jung-on came to an end with The White House announcing a major breakthrough in as far as militarization is concerned Trump sought Kim’s advice on how to stage a grand military parade, Korean style. The U.S. President…
SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles, Singapore Bureau) - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jung-on have arrived in Singapore in preparation for their historic summit which begins tomorrow. On the eve of the summit, both leaders chose to relax and take it easy. Kim will play basketball with NBA legend Dennis Rodman while Trump…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Four years after it officially declared the taking of selfies a mental disorder, the American Psychiatric Asssociation (APA) now admits it used the wrong terminology to describe the disease. It named the disorder, ‘selfitis.’ Since then, the world has acknowledged and experienced the existence of sefitis. Scientific studies,…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - U.S. President Donald Trump is known to take to his personal Twitter account to criticize his opponents and send messages to the American people. Today was no different. Trump criticized Mainstream Media and praised the American men and women who voted for him. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) -  The Independent reports that a victim of clerical sex abuse has said Pope Francis told him God made him gay and his sexuality “does not matter”. Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest. …
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - He holds the distinction of being the most prolific Philippine Senator, having proposed the most bills that have become law.  But it’s really more of a numbers’ game as opposed to the actual content or significance of his bills. His name is Antonio Trillanes, a former navy officer…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - The Philippines holds several world records but nothing could be more significant than the possiblity of a record of having three sitting Presidents. Simultaneously. It’s looking more and more that Senate Minority Leader and actor-comedian Tito Sotto of the inseparable showbiz trio Tito, Vic (Sotto) and Joey (De Leon) could…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - GMA News is reporting that Senator Chiz  Escudero and his wife, actress Heart Evangelista are pregnant! This makes Escudero the world’s first pregnant heterosexual man. Previously, Thomas Beatie held the disinction as the world’s first pregnant male.  Beatie, a trans man, had gender reassignment surgery in March 2002…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - This week’s issue of TIME magazine features the world’s strongmen on its cover and main story.  U.S. President Donald Trump is not among them, but the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte is. Today, Trump called Duterte to congratulate him for being afforded the rare honor along with Russian President Vladimir Putin,…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - Grab, the now monopolistic alternate mode of commute for Filipinos, can be very convenient for most people.  But it can also be very inconvenient for drivers. An inconventient truth happened recently when a drunk passenger groped the Grab driver before the latter drove him to a police…
HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) - Black actress Issa Rae is in hot water after excerpts of her not-too-new book surfaced on social media. Rae wrote in her book that  Filipinos are the Blacks of Asia, encouraging Black women to  date Asian men, but not Filipinos. In an exclusive interview with The Adobo…
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - Now that the closure of Boracay Beach Resort has come and rehabilitation has begun, Philippine President Rodrigo Dutete has focused his attention on the University of the Philippines, the state-funded learning institution. Duterte issued Executive Order No. 69, ordering the immediate closure of the Diliman and other…
BALESIN ISLAND, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) -  First it was Boracay Island that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered closed for rehabilitation.  Now it’s Balesin Island. The closure order came just hours after yet another Filipino celebrity wedding was held on the island — that of television host Billy Crawford and model/actress Coleen Garcia. For…
BERLIN, Germany (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) - Philippines’ Vice President Leni Robredo and other Filipinos were briefly arrested by German police after taking selfie photos at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Others arrested included Senator Kiko Pangilinan, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Congressman Bolet Banal. Apparently, it is against German law to pose…
LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) - Philippines’ Vice President Leni Robredo was briefly detained by British Immigration authorities as she was about to leave London for Manila.  Robredo was in London for a speaking engagement at the London School of Economics. Reports say that Robredo didn’t have the proper visa to enter the…
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) - Many Americans were worried after news broke out that one person died in a fire at the Trump Towers in New York. But U.S. President Donald Trump was quick to calm a worried nation. He marked himself “safe” on his Facebook Account. All’s well that…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Democratic attorneys general in several states said Tuesday they would bring legal action to stop the Trump administration from adding a question on citizenship to the next U.S. census, a question they said would lead to serious undercounts that could reverberate for years to come. The administration said late…
LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) - The tech gurus at BBC have deveoped an interactive video game for young people to help them detect fake news on mainstream and social media. But alas, the game backfired on BBC. In the final segment of the video game, players were asked to check from a…