PARIS, France (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s fervent evangelical views got national attention when she launched her presidential campaign for the 2012 Republican nomination.
Her Christian counseling center offered gay conversion therapy; she fought for a constitutional ban on same sex marriage; and she often cites her faith as a touchstone informing her views.
Then in a recent radio interview, Bachmann called Donald Trump the godliest President of her lifetime.
Many dismissed her comments, but then images of the recent Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris posted on social media showed this:
Was Bachmann into something when she made that comment about Trump?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay has called for a total ban on the employment of foreign workers in the Philippines. Her proposal has outraged Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who say this will impact their own employment abroad.
But Binay is sticking to her guns.
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Binay defended her proposal saying that the ban will not affect OFWs since “they’re really considered domestic, not foreign.”
Pressed to elaborate further, the Senator said, “eh di ba mga OFWs natin ay nagtratrabaho abroad bilang domestic help? So hindi sila considered foreign.” (isn’t it a fact that our OFWs work abroad as domestic help? So they’re not considered foreign.)
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting your reelectionist Senator…
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – It’s election campaign season in the Philippines and with it comes the gun ban and the liquor ban. The Summer Capital takes it a step further: it has decreed that all political candidates are off limits all throughout the Holy Week which starts today, Palm Sunday. The ban ends rhe Monday after Easter Sunday.
Baguio City expects some 100,000 tourists to come up this week to escape the scorching weather in the lowlands.
As expected, political candidates, especially those running for national office— the Senatoriables — would want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to court votes for the May 13 elections.
Enter the Catholic Diocese of Baguio, along with the pious officials of the city government.
In a joint decree which has the full effect of law, the two groups have declared that political candidates must not be seen in public all week so that tourists can focus on their Lenten obligations and shopping sprees without any distraction from political campaigners.
Political candidates who show up in Baguio this week will be given citations and be subject to flagellation in front of the Baguio Cathedral, in keeping with Filipino Catholic Lenten tradition.
Leave it to Baguio to create its own rules. No smokimg in public. No cussing in public. No campaigning in public.