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KALINGA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Tattoo enthusiasts will easily recognize the name Whang-Od.  She’s the 100-year-old (and last remaining) Filipina tattoo artist (mambabatok) from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When the leaders of the member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet for the annual summit in Manila next month, they will be donning the Philippine national attire for males.  It’s called as the Barong Tagalog.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - An online survey asking people to name who they would choose to narrate their life story — other than Morgan Freeman — received a most shocking response among millennials. Overwhelmingly their choice was Siri. It was a survey gone awry.  
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - The database of one of the major credit reporting agencies has been hacked, exposing personal information of about 143 million people in the U.S., UK and Canada. The agency, Equifax, announced that hackers were able to acquire names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and…
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - For many decades, San Francisco's skyline was ruled by the TransAmerica Building.  No tourist will leave the City by the Bay without a selfie in front of the obelisk-shaped tower. Not anymore. Here comes San Francisco's newest and future tourist attraction: The Millennium Condominium Tower.  It's…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - The Internet was abuzz with reports that ABS-CBN News TV journalist Karen Davila has said that the "Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a third child. She was referring to an announcement from the Royal Palace in London that Princess Kate is pregnant. Davila categorically denied that…
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - One would think it would never happen again -- the wrong pageant winner being crowned. But it did, just like it happened in the Miss Universe Pageant when host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner (Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines.) Well, that's now behind us,…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - As recently announced by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Marcos family has agreed to return both cash and some gold to the government. Today, Malacañang received the first shipment of the returned gold from the Marcoses. (See photo)
TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) - Some 50 container vans of balut, the Filipino delicacy of boiled duck embryo, has been found rotting in an undisclosed port in Canada. The shipment was imported by a local company for distribution in Filipino and Asian groceries and supermarkets throughout Canada. Balut is extremely popular among Filipinos and…
HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) - The hit TV series 'Hawaii Five-O' has just lost two of its lead Asian Actors -- Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. Their characters, Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua, will not appear in the upcoming eighth season. The characters' absence will be referenced in the season premiere.…
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…