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Donald Trump’s Two-Minute Phone Call With Philippines’ DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin got the surprise of his life when he received a 3 a.m. (3 p.m. U.S. East Coast time) phone call on Monday (Sunday in Washington, D.C.) from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Locsin is facing ridicule for his recent tweet that seemed to suggest that ingesting or injecting soap could protect Filipinos from COVID-19 since as toddlers they ate soap in the tub and their angry patents washed their mouths with soap.

Trump was similarly criticized for suggesting in a White House press briefing that Americans could be protected from the coronavirus by ingesting or injecting disinfectants.

The Adobo Chronicles obtained a transcript of the two-minute conversation which we are now sharing with our readers and followers:

TRUMP: Hello Teddy Boy, how are you my friend?

TBL: Doing well, Mr. President. It’s an honor to receive a phone call from the greatest leader on earth!

TRUMP: Cut the crap, I already know that. So I heard you’re being bashed for you recent tweet about soap?

TBL: Yes, Mr. President. The news media and netizens don’t get sarcasm.

TRUMP: Those idiots. Fake news, especially that CNN.

TBL: I know, hahaha.

TRUMP: But Teddy, what if injecting or ingesting disinfectants or soap actually worked to stop the spread of the coronavirus?

TBL: Then we’d be famous and we’ll make it to the history books!

TRUMP: I will, but you won’t. You’re just a copycat.

TBL: Whaaat?

TRUMP: You’re a good-for-nothing, obscure, self-obsessed little man from some third world country. You’re bad, very bad. You’re a disgrace to my good friend Rody Dutertey.

TBL: Haha, Mr. President. I like your sense of humor.

TRUMP: That wasn’t a joke, you idiot!

TBL: Well you go to hell, Donald Duck! You know that tweet of mine about soap? I was being sarcastic about you and your stupidity!

(End of phone call.)

Philippines To Donate Locally-made PPEs To The U.S.

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  In the midst of global crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, nations around the world step up to help those in need.  Such is the case with China which has dispatched medical teams and donated medical equipment to help the Philippines and other countries deal with the coronavirus.

For its part, the Philippines is donating 100 shipping containers of locally-made Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the United States which is now considered the new epicenter of the pandemic.

The donation consists of PPEs, the prototype of which was invented by an enterprising Filipino man — empty plastic water containers cut and tailored to serve not only as a face mask but as an entire protective gear for the head.

The man was apparently inspired by Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s previous call for artists to design PPEs using readily-available local materials.

In appreciation of the Philippine donation, President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing an Executive Order granting full amnesty to all Filipino TNTs (undocumented immigrants) now living in America.

McDonald’s, Jollibee Alter Logos Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles, Chicago Bureau) – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, fast food chain giants are doing their share to encourgage social distancing and the use of personal protective gear,

McDonald’s is altering its twin arch logo, separating them to promote social distancing among its customers.

Not to be outdone, McDonald’s insurmountable competitor in the Philippines, Jollibee, is dressing up its happy mascot with a face mask, all but covering up the bee’s trademark smile.

Will other fast food chains follow suit?