WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – A One Million Women March is being planned in Washington, D.C. this weekend, with First Lady Melania Trump as main speaker.
The march is being organized by a coalition of national and state women’s groups in protest of Donald Trump’s racism.
Trump has been publicly attacking four women-of-color Members of Congress, chiding them to “go back to where they came from.” A recent Trump rally saw members of his audience chanting “Send her back!”
Of the four lawmakers, all are U.S. citizens and only one was born outside of the United States.
Melania, who hails from Slovenia, became a U.S. citizen in 2006, after marrying The Donald. She is expected to condemn her husband’s racist remarks.
Will Donald also send Melania back to where she came from?
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Until recently, Filipinos wanting to visit Iceland needed a travel visa. Not any more. The Nordic country has just announced that it has added the Philippines among countries whose citizens are not required to obtain a travel visa.
The announcement came just weeks after Iceland sponsored a U.N. Resolution calling for an investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs which has allegedly killed thousands. Extra-judicially, that is.
Iceland is a dream travel destination for Filipinos because they won’t ever miss their favorite shaved ice snack, halo-halo. There’s a lot of ice just laying around in Iceland.
There’s one caveat, though. Filipinos wanting to avail of this no-visa policiy must prove they or members of their family must prove they are EJK victims.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It is universal knowledge that any country reserves the right to allow or not to allow the entry of foreign nationals for whatever reason — even if that reason is unreasonable.
Dubious sources tell The Adobo Chronicles that Amal (Mrs. George) Clooney will be denied entry into the Philippines if ever she decides to visit with her new client, Maria Ressa.
It has recently been reported that Clooney, a British-Lebanese Human Rights attorney, has joined Ressa’s legal team that will defend the Rappler CEO in her legal troubles, including tax evasion, cyber libel and Constitutional violation on media ownership in the Philippines.
Sources say that the Bureau of Immigration is looking at barring Clooney because of her expressed intention to practice law in the country which is not allowed for foreigners. Foreign nationals on tourist visas are prohibited from seeking or accepting local employment.
Well, Clooney will just have to meet her client in the U.K., Lebanon or the U.S. Ressa is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the U.S.