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WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Beauty lies in the beholder, and U.S. President Donald Trump is a beholder of beauty.  After all, he used to own the Miss Universe Organization the world’s premium international beauty pageant. Now, Trump appears to be employing some beauty pageant diplomacy in his nomination for the next U.S.…
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau ) - In order to impress, some people dress up — others dress down. Reality star Kim Kardasian-West chooses to do the latter. West has been criticized for launching a new line pf shapewear which she is calling kimono. Kimono is of course the Japanese…
BEIJING, China (The Adobo Chronicles, Hong Kong Bureau) - In 2014, The Adobo Chronicles broke the news story that the American Psychiatric Association had officially confirmed that the taking of ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder. Since we broke the story, studies have been conducted by various groups and institutions, including researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Under President Donald Trump’s administration, the United States’ space exploration is making huge discoveries. Today, the Nationl Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced its biggest discovery yet in many decades: the earth’s moon is actually part of planet Mars! This new discovery was revealed by no less than…
LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) - When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  When in Great Britain, wear a tuxedo as the British do, especially when you’re visiting the Queen. Most everyone has now seen a photo of US President Donald Trump wearing a tux to Buckingham Palace.  It was hard to…
WASHINGTON, D.C, (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - The vetting process for foreign nationals wishing to enter the U.S. has just become more stringent, thanks to Donald Trump. Yahoo News is reporting that the U.S. Department of State is now requiring applicants for tourist or immigrant visas to submit a list of their current and…
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday confirmed rumors that he had passed away. ”It’s true,” Duterte said, “but I rose again after three days.” To prove he is back alive, Duterte’s companion, Honylet Avanceña posted a live video of the couple reading last Sunday’s edition of the…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - Do you owe IRS some money for your 2018 income return? Worry no more. Because of the continued government shutdown which has all but paralyzed essential Federal services, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) announced today that U.S. taxpayers will get an automatic across-the-board refund when they file…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles,Manila Bureau) - Many Filipinos are fans of ‘Star Trek,’ especially of George Takei who originated the role of Mr. Sulu in this Science Fantasy series.  Thousands upon thousands have prized collections of ‘Star Trek’ DVDs (and Betamax tapes). But these collections will soon go up in flames, thanks to a…
CUPERTINO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) - It only took the first sixty minutes before Apple’s newest iPhone sold out. A company spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles that most of the sold units were ordered online, thanks to an aggressive email advertising campaign launched by Apple’s Marketing gurus. But alas, it seems that many…
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) - Twitter account holders will soon have to say goodbye to their ‘retweets’ following a new bold move by the San Francisco-based social networking giant. First, Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist…
HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) - Singer Bruno Mars is finally breaking his silence after black writer Seren Sensei accused him of cultural appropriation. Sensei’s comment was made during an online panel discussion on black music. She said Mars was a karaoke and wedding singer. Today, The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Mars at…
  MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - Singer Bruno Mars was the subject of heated Twitter disccussions this weekend, after he was accused of ‘cultural appropriation.’ Mars, who is half-Filipino, came under fire as part of an online roundtable discussion which saw writer Seren Sensei hit out at Mars — like sour grapes —for appropriating black…
THE VATICAN (The Adobo Chronicles, Rome Bureau) - Saying that heterosexuality is simply a lifestyle, Pope Francis today released a new encyclical that redefines the Catholic Church’s dogma on marriage. A papal encyclical is one of the highest forms of communication by the Pope and usually deals with some aspect of Catholic teaching — clarifying, amplifying,…
Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - One can be carnivorous, vegetarian, vegan or Pescatarian. But the United States Depatment of Agriculture (USDA) has just released updated nutritional guidelies on what constitutes diets of Americans. The new guidelines classify  people who eat beef or chicken as vegetarians. In explaining the new guidelines, a spokesperson for…
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…