MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is known to be very accommodating, even to his harshest critics. He holds no grudge against them and that’s why he had appointed VP Leni Robredo from the opposition party to a Cabinet position as Housing Czar.
Now, Duterte has announced that performance artist and tour guide Carlos Celdran will join his trusted staff in Malacañang.
Celdran is openly critical of Duterte and his administration and is closely associated with the Yellow Party. The latest rumor about Celdran was that he was spreading “news” that the president was in a coma, after he disappeared from public view for a few days beginning last June 12, Philippine Independence Day.
Celdran has been appointed as Malacañang tour guide, with a Cabinet rank.
“With his knowledge about history, politics and Philippine culture, he is the best person to be appointed to this critical position,” the Malacañang announcement said.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Questioning. Homo. Gender-bending. Gender-variant. Cross-dresser. Closeted. Out. Two-spirit. Mahu. Bakla. On-the-bus.
In a politically-correct societal atmosphere, not one word is sufficient to describe the diversity of the gay and lesbian community. Oftentimes, in the struggle for inclusion, the community sometimes ends up being divisive (and divided) and very sensitive to the many labels that describe — or try to describe — it.
So, in the spirit of inclusion, and in celebration of PRIDE month, we propose an all-inclusive acronym to refer to this very diverse community:
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s been years in the making, and now blogger (a.k.a. investigative journalist) Raissa Robles is finally releasing the sequel to her book, “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again.”
Shortly after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao Tuesday night following the terrorist siege of Marawi City, Robles started shipping out her new masterpiece titled “Martial Law: Together Again.”
Copies of the new book have been gathering dust in her garage for quite some time now and she can only breathe a sigh of relief that she can finally recoup her investment.