MANILA. Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – SM Malls, the largest conglomerate of shopping malls in the Philippines, is taking the lead in ending LGBT discrimination in the country.
It has announced that it will convert all its public restrooms into “all-gender” restrooms.
The move came after that incident in a Quezon City mall where a transgender woman was refused the use the female restroom by a clueless attendant.
In a statement issued through a spokesperson for SM, management said that it fully supports the LGBT community and will immediately institute a “free-for-all” restroom policy, one that will allow customers to use whichever restroom they are comfortable and fully identify with — male, female, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, etc. etc.
SM’s only request is for all restroom users to wash their hands after use.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite the hullabaloo and political undertones of the Philippine government’s threat to not renew the broadcasting franchise of ABS-CBN, experts agree it’s in keeping with the law.
The television network has been called out for being critical of the government and for alleged unpaid government loans.
While optional retirement has been reduced to 56, current Philippine law still mandates compulsory retirement for citizens reaching age 65.
ABS-CBN is 65 years old now and is proud of its more than six decades ‘in the service of the Filipino.’
Experts say no one is above the law, not even the network owned by the Lopezes.
”Corporations are people and people must obey the law. ABS-CBN must retire and shut down for good,” one Constitutional expert said.
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 attire associated with royalty, respect, dignity and cultural tradition, and it is universally recognized as a Japanese symbol, almost like the country’s flag.
It is therefore not surprising that West’scattempt to trademark her kimono has been met with fierce opposition on either side of the Pacific Ocean.
As a protester aptly declared: Kim has undressed the kimono!