LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – Filipino Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquiao beat Keith Thurman today to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history.
So is it time for Pac Man to retire from this violent sport?
Not if you ask him. And we did.
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Pacquiao , 40, said that while his elective post as Philippine Senator comes with a term limit, his being a professional boxer doesn’t. So he plans to keep fighting in the ring for as long as he has challengers.
We sought the help of FaceApp to provide us a photo of Pacquiao 20 or 25 years down the road, and the people behind the photo app obliged.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When Philippine President Rodrigo Dutere delivers his Fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress on Monday, Opposition groups will be rallying outside, wearing blue t-shirts to represent the color of the West Philippine Sea.
The administration’s stance on the PH-China row over the Spratleys has become the rallying point of the protesters this year.
But the blues will not be alone. They will be met by another group wearing rainbow-colored t-shirts and carrying rainbow flags. The group belongs to a national coalition of Filipino LGBTs and their allies. They will stage a counter-rally in support of Duterte.
A spkesperson for the LGBT group told The Adobo Chronicles that they consider the President as one of their own. In a recent speech during a foreign visit, Duterte told his audience he used to be gay but that he cured himself after he married his now ex-wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman.
So come Monday, the streets of Metro Manila will bask in a sea of colors — blue, yellow black, white… and rainbow.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – A One Million Women March is being planned in Washington, D.C. this weekend, with First Lady Melania Trump as main speaker.
The march is being organized by a coalition of national and state women’s groups in protest of Donald Trump’s racism.
Trump has been publicly attacking four women-of-color Members of Congress, chiding them to “go back to where they came from.” A recent Trump rally saw members of his audience chanting “Send her back!”
Of the four lawmakers, all are U.S. citizens and only one was born outside of the United States.
Melania, who hails from Slovenia, became a U.S. citizen in 2006, after marrying The Donald. She is expected to condemn her husband’s racist remarks.
Will Donald also send Melania back to where she came from?