BARCELONA, Spain (The Adobo Chronicles, Barcelona Bureau) – King Felipe VI of Spain has issued a proclamation making Filipino boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao a “Distinguished Adoptive Son” of his country.
The monarchy issued the order just a day after Pacquiao’s loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugás in their title bout in Las Vegas, Nevada. It follows Pacquiao’s own admission that he is half-Spanish.
King Felipe said that despite his loss to Ugás, Pacquiao has brought pride and honor to the people of Spain.
An order for a Distinguished Adoptive Son grants Pacquiao all the benefits of a full-fledged Spanish citizen and will always be met with a red carpet reception whenever he visits the Spanish Palace.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler has announced that it will soon establish a satellite office in Kabul, Afghanistan..
The announcement was made by CEO Maria Ressa who prides herself as a war correspondent.
It will also be recalled that Ressa had described the Philippines under the Duterte government as “the worst war zone she has ever been in.”
Ressa’s decision is meant to show the world her mettle as a frontline journalist who has covered many war zones and events such as the Iraq war, albeit from her newsroom cubicle. She hopes to finally be able to bag her ultimate goal of being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.