DALY CITY, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The members of the United Methodist Church in Daly City, California, loved his speech so much, they wouldn’t let Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes go back to the Philippines.
He spoke earlier this week about the current situation in his country under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a hastily-called general prayer meeting, members unanimously voted to appoint Trillanes as pastor, replacing their current church leader who is retiring.
”He is the perfect man to lead our church,” said one member, “because his ideas about humility, kindness and financial accountability are a perfect fit us. I am confident that he will lead our church to renewed vigor.”
Trillanes, realizing his uncertain future as Philippine Senator, immediately accepted the appointment.
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Talk about self-incrimination.
Raissa Robles who is currently in the United States promoting her book and giving small talk critical of the Duterte Governent, has been detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security.
The arrest happened while Robles was taking a selfie in front of the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island.
ICE is now investigating ‘credible information’ that Robles is holding a Philippine passport stamped with a fake U.S visa.
Ironically, the credible information came from Robles herself who wrote the following on her blog in October of 2016:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Political Asylum in the United States is an option that many individuals who fear for their safety and face possible persecution in their home countries can resort to.
Antonio Trillanes, a vocal critic of the Deterte Administration, is currently in the U.S. and now realizes that he has lost credibility and the trust of even those who voted for him for senator.
He has been seen meeting with U.S. officials, including Florida Senator and ex-presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Rumors have it that he is seeking Political As.
No, not Political Asylum but a political assignment as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) informat.
Good riddance, most Filipinos say!