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Philippine Celebrities Come Out!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos are always ahead of the game. While most people celebrate Christmas in December, the joyous season starts September 1 in the Philippines.

National Coming Out Day is not till October 11, but already, Philippine celebrities are coming out left and right.

First to publicly announce that he was gay was actor Raymund Gutierrez. He came out in a big way through a cover story in a magazine.

Now, television host Willie Revillame is reportedly going to make a very important and shocking announcement on his daily show, “Wowowin” according to a report from The Manila Times.

Most people already know his plans to run for Senator in the 2022 Philippine elections, so his big announcement is likely similar to Gutierrez’s.

New Essential Under Enhanced Community Quarantine

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As the National Capital Region (NCR) prepares for the strictest community quarantine beginning August 6, many citizens are turning to a new essential in the light of restrictions.

When Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) gets underway, indoor as well as al fresco dining will be prohibited, leaving Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) to have to fend for themselves for their meals and snacks.

In the week before the ECQ, citizens have been buying portable alcohol dispensers and filling them up with vinegar and sili (chili), an essential dip/dressing for lumpia (egg roll) and other Filipino delicacies like okoy (shrimp fritters) and boneless bangus (milkfish.)

So to all APORs, beginning August 6, don’t leave home without it.


TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a stunning announcement.

Beginning in 2024, the Olympics will include a new sport: knitting!

Initially, Olympic knitting will include three divisions: Bonnet Division, Classic Sweater Division, and the Table Runner Division. Medals will be awarded to athletes who could finish knitting in record time, with bonus points to the best design.

The IOC asked openly-gay British Olympian and gold medalist Tom Daley to model for its upcoming sports promotion. In the promo video, Daley is seen knitting a bonnet while watching the diving event in Tokyo.

How appropriate that the Knitting sport will make its debut at the (gay) Paris Olympics!