Category Archives: Human Interest

PRIDE MONTH: LGBT Community Struggles With Identity

IMG_2108SAN 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:



Philippines Named Paper Selfie Capital Of The World!

IMG_2039MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In 2014, Makati City and Pasay City in the Philippines were named “Selfie Capitals of the World,” with an impressive record of 258 selfie takers for every 100,000 people.

With the Philippine population now at over 100 million, that record translates into a whopping 250,000 plus Filipinos afflicted with selfitis a mental disorder confirmed by the American Psychiatric Association.

This year, the Philippines set another world record by being named the ‘Paper Selfie Capital of the World.’

‘Paper selfie” refers to the taking of self portraits with paper in hand which includes petitions, court filings, affidavits and other legal documents.

It is a trend now popular among members of the country’s Liberal Party and opposition, made all the more prestigious by the likes of Senators Antonio Trillanes, Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino, Franklin Drilon and Kiko Pangilinan; human rights activists Etta Rosales and Chito Gascon; Representative Gary Alejano; and self-confessed murderers Arthur Lascañas and Edgar Matobato.

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) told The Adobo Chronicles that “the new distinction puts the Philippines on the world map and shows that Filipinos will not be left behind when it comes to technology and vanity.”

So what are you waiting for? Grab a stack of paper and take a selfie!

EXCLUSIVE: Latest Yellow News Round-up

IMG_0169The Adobo Chronicles brings you the latest Yellow news round-up as reported by reliable local and international news sources:



  • Newly-wed couple Senator Antonio Trillanes and Representative Gary Alejano began their two-week honeymoon in an undisclosed location somewhere in the European Union. The couple obtained their marriage certificate this week from the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands where same-gender marriage has been in place for some time now. IMG_2044
  • For the third straight year, the Philippines has been named the ‘Selfie Capital of the World,’ thanks to the efforts of the Liberal Party and other members of the opposition. The Guinness Book of World Records also noted that the Philippines is credited for starting a new world trend of ‘paper selfies’ — that is, taking self photos with documents, petitions and affidavits in hand. No other country has come close to the Philippines’ record of 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people.IMG_2039
  • The Supreme Court (SC), acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has extended the term of FVP Leni Robredo by 19 days. The high court reset to July 11 the scheduled June 21 preliminary conference on the protest and counter-protest in the 2016 vice-presidential election filed by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo, respectively.IMG_2046
  • Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a copyright petition to claim exclusive ownership of her new definition of “rebellion” and “invasion.’ The smart lady senator earlier criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, arguing that the terrorist siege on Marawi City didn’t constitute rebellion nor invasion.IMG_1974
  • Incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima and Filipino American millionaire Loida Nicolas Lewis have sent a joint letter to US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to reconsider her recent threat to withdraw from the Human Rights Council. De Lima and Lewis are very worried that if the US quits the UN council, they will lose a key ally in their allegations of human rights abuses under the Duterte administration.IMG_2047
  • In the field of entertainment, former presidential sister Kris Aquino announced on her social media page that she has been cast in her first-ever Hollywood movie. She will play Darna in the Hollywood Films and DC Comics production of ‘Darna Versus Wonder Woman,’ set to open Labor Day Weekend simultaneously in the U.S. and the Philippines.IMG_1925