Category Archives: Immigration

Manny Pacquiao To Seek Asylum In Spain

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Tbe Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – Fearing for his well-being and the possible demise of his political career in the Philippines, boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao revealed that he will seek asylum in Spain after his fight with Yordenis Ugás.

Pacquiao’s intention to run for President in 2022 is no secret, but he has had a falling out with Rodrigo Duterte and the ruling party, PDP-Laban.

Before he left the Philippines last month, Pacquiao criticized the Administration for what he called worse corruption in government. While in absentia, he was booted out as President of the party.

He chose Spain because of the relative ease in seeking residency in the country, especially for nationals whose countries has had a history with Spain. The Philippines was a colony of Spain for three centuries.

Giving a hint to reporters about his plan yesterday, Pacquiao said he is half-Spanish.

Here is Pacquiao in his own words.

Jose Antonio Vargas, poster boy For Undocumented immigrants, U.S. Citizen For A Day!

Vargas, left, with Adobo Chronicles publisher (file photo)

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas proudly announced on his Facebook Page that after 28 years, he is finally a citizen of the United States of America.

Vargas is known as the poster boy of undocumented immigrants in America, after he revealed his undocumented status years ago.. He has since become a fierce advocate for millions of undocumented immigrants in America.

But alas, Vargas’ post was on April 1, April Fools Day, and after receiving praise and congratulations from thousands, including his colleagues, he sent an update revealing his true status:

Nevertheless, many continued to wish him well and expressed hope that someday, he will pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

Jose Antonio Vargas. U.S. citizen for a day!

DUTERTE TO BIDEN: VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR VISITING FILIPINOS AGREEMENT

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known as a master strategist. He manages to always take the upper hand when negotiating with world leaders.

Today, Duterte sent a message to President-elect Joe Biden, proposing to permanently reinstate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) which allows America to maintain a military presence in the Philippines, under one condition.

The condition? That the incoming Biden administration institute a new immigration policy that would grant Filipino citizens a visa-free entry to the United States.. Duterte calls it the Visiting Filipinos Agreement.

VFA to VFA!