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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…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - It seems that Donald Trump is done with his tirades against the news media, calling some of them 'fake news.' Now he has turned to The Oscars, the biggest single event of the year in Hollywood. 'From the Red Carpet to the actual awards ceremony, everything is fake,"…
Boxer-turned-Senator quotes bible to argue against discrimination based on gender identity.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) - Whenever one hears the name Manny Pacquiao, boxing always comes to mind.  Like a fist fight. And that's exactly the challenge hurled at the boxer-turned-senator by a Philippine transgender congresswoman. Geraldine Roman of the first district of Bataan and the first transgender legislator in the Philippines,…
WASILLA, Alaska (The Adobo Chroniclers, San Francisco Bureau) - Canadians can now relax.  Former VP candidate Sarah Palin will not be the U.S. Ambassador to Canada after all. It was heavily rumored that Palin was under consideration by President Trump  to fill the coveted top diplomatic position north of the U.S. border. It turns out that…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - After a stinging loss at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he is going back to the drawing board and will issue a new travel ban Executive Order shortly. While Trump's announcement is not surprising -- considering the fact that…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) - President Donald Trump abruptly withdrew his nomination for Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 3 a.m. tweet in which he tagged Gorsuch, the president said, "You're fired!" Trump was apparently enraged that his SC nominee called his tweets about…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington, D.C.) - You may have seen the last of President Donald Trump, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Sarah Palin on television -- at least on 'Saturday Night Live' (SNL). Or Hillary Clinton for that matter. Today, Trump signed his latest Executive Order, this one banning actors from impersonating public officials…