Category Archives: Culture

Sara Duterte, Whang-od Rebut PNP, DND Decision To Keep Tattoo BanRebutt

E62DF084-9E3C-469F-A918-E0F20AF1272EMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Both the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police have opposed the lifting of “no tattoo” rule for potential recruits. 

“Any good reason why we will lift it? We would like to keep it that way…The military imposes strict rules on haircut and even mustache, why not tattoo? Tattoos are ugly and connotes gangster image,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday. 

Upon hearing of Lorenzana’s comments, Presidential daughter Sara Duterte, speaking from China; and Whang-0d, the last remaining mambabatok (tattoo artist), speaking from Sagada both said:

”Do I look like a ganster?”

Enough said.


Philippines’ Michael Martinez Could Have Been A Second Shirtless Flag Bearer At Winter Olympics

4951732F-4EAA-4B99-A2F2-CD8F8C376F1F.jpegPYEONGCHANG, South Korea (The Adobo Chronicles, Seoul Bureau) – All eyes were on Pita Taufatofua, Tonga’s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  Once again, he marched shirtless and oiled as he waved his country’s red and white flag.

But Taufatofua could have met his match in the person of Michael Martinez, one of the Philippines’ two Olympians.

Alpine Skier Asa Miller carried the Philippine flag. But The Adobo Chronicles learned that figure skater Martinez wanted to go shirtless and oiled as the flag bearer to show his amazing body transformation since competing in the last Olympics.

Alas, the Philippine Olympic Committee had already named Miller as the flag bearer before Martinez came up with the proposal.

Well, maybe in 2022?


Mocha Organizes Bayanihan Team To Return Mayon Volcano To Albay

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has no qualms about returns.  When controversy erupted over her award from the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, she gladly returned it.

Shortly thereafter, Uson was again the subject of ridilcule when she stated that Mayon Volcano was located in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

So, to silence her critics, she organized a team of her avid supporters to return Mayon Volcano to its rightful place — in Albay.  And the volunteers did it Bayanihan style!