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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…
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has gone into panic mode after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will convince states to withdraw from the international body. Earlier, Duterte announced the Philippines was withdrawing from the ICC. "I will convince everybody now under the treaty: Get out! Bastos…
THE VATICAN (The Adobo Chronicles, Rome Bureau) - Because this year’s Easter Sunday falls on April 1 — April Fool’s Day — Pope Francis has decreed a one-week delay in the celeberation of Christ’s Resurrection. Speaking in his native Spanish from St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis said, “We cannot turn our believers into non-believers, especially on this…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Just minutes after Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Philippines was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), U.S. President Donald Trump called the Philippine President to congratulate him. In a 10-minute phone conversation, Trump expressed his admiration for Duterte for his courage in joining the Philippines’ former colonial…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, a diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war. The White House said that Mr. Trump had accepted the invitation. For security reasons,…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Xi Jinping recently abolished term limits for China’s presidency, paving the way for the possibility that he will be president for life. President Donald Trump praised the Chinese leader’s decision and indicated that the U.S. can learn something from Jinping’s decision. In the Philippines, while Rodrigo Duterte has…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - For so long, Donald Trump has kept quiet on the changing relations between China and the U.S. former colony, the Philippines. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president, the relations between the U.S. and the Philippines has turned from warm to lukewarm and this has elicited worries and concerns among…
LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) - KFC, the old, reliable fastfood chain has apologized to its patrons for the shortage of its prime menu item — chicken. A shortage of chicken has forced many KFC stores to temporarily close shop. An investigation conducted by The Adobo Chronicles revealed the reason for the shortage:…
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (The Adobo Chronicles, Seoul Bureau) - Hundreds of hungry athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics have been contacting The Adobo Chronicles asking where in PyeongChang they can find a P.F. Chang’s. The calls started coming in after ABC News aired a segment titled P.F. Chang 2018.  Little did viewers realize it…
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) - Elcias Bugsad, the Davao City taxi driver who speaks and sounds like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just landed a new job. He will be the Filipino-version of Apple’s iPhone Siri. Apple has long been searching for an appropriate person to be the local voice behind the iPhone…
TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) - Egos are aplenty in American — north and south of the U.S.-Canada border. In the U.S., Trump is building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limiting legal immigration to the land of the free, home of the brave. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering proposing…
TOTONTO, Canada  (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) - The Canadian government has ordered a review of the purchase of  Bell 412 EPI by the Philippine government amid concerns that it will be used against local insurgents. In response, the Philippine Department of Defense that it will purchase the combat helicopters elsewhere should Canada cancel the…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Americans have seen the last of Presidents’ Day. There will be none this year. Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order renaming the federal holiday as ‘Ex-Presidents’ Day.’ For many decades, the national holiday was observed to honor all past presidents of the U.S.  including the very…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - When President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union Address (SOTU) tonight, there are two important things the American audience should know: 1. Tea Party Republican Congressman Paul Gosar says he has asked the Capitol police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to check the immigration status of everyone…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is being called out for his remarks at a speech in India,  supposedly promising visitors and investors  42 virgins. The remarks were in obvious reference to a belief that has been floated that martyrs will be rewarded with virgins in Paradise. But the criticism…