WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Now that the U.S. Capitol protester photographed sitting in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s chair has been arrested and charged, Federal agents are now focusing their search on the man with the Philippine-style soft broom (see photo.)
The Adobo Chronicles has learned that many Filipinos living in the U.S. are now living in fear because their homes and apartments could be the subject of the nation-wide manhunt (or womanhunt).
The soft broom held by the protester in the photograph matches brooms (walis tambo in the Filipino dialect) that most, if not all, Filipinos keep in their households. It is an essential cleaning item that is unique to the Philippines and is in stark contrast to the nylon brooms most Americans have.
There are even reports that many Filipinos are now discarding their walis tambo for fear that they may be mistaken to be that protester.
Well, there’s always the walis tingting (bamboo broom, broomstick) that’s also popular among Filipinos.