Category Archives: International

Miss Universe Catriona Gray Wants To Train With China’s Pink Army

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a recent visit to the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Miss Universe Catriona Gray said she is considering joining her country’s military after her reign is over.

In the meantime, Gray says she would love to train with China’s “pink army,”  the elite, all-women division of the country’s Armed Forces.

”I’m very impressed with their precision, skill and discipline, but also with how they maintain their beauty and womanhood while wearing their uniform,” Gray told The Adobo Chronicles.

The Filipina beauty queen says she hopes to emulate the Chinese women soldiers and instill the same kind of service, loyalty and beauty once she has joined the AFP.

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In Photos: Leni Robredo Says She’s Ready To Be President, World Leaders React

MANILA, Philipines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leni Robredo says she is ready to be President come 2022, pointing out that she would not have agreed to run for Vice President if she felt she wasn’t capable of holding the highest position in the land, in case something happened to the President.

Upon hearing this latest public statement from Robredo, world leaders —from Barack Obama and Angela Merkel to Pope Francis and Hillary Clinton — reacted with gusto, and The Adobo Chronicles captured it all in photos:

 

U.N. Headquarters Moving Out Of New York, Headed For New Zealand

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Enough is enough!” With these words, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to move its headquarters out of New York and into New Zealand.

The unprecedented move was prompted by the most recent mass shootings in the United States which have put the number to 255 in just the first half of 2019.

“It is no longer safe for our diplomats and staff to live and work in the U.S.,” a U.N. statement said.

New Zealand was voted as the new site of the U.N. Headquarters.

New Zealand, led by its Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, has moved to tighten gun control laws following the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch which left 50 people dead.

A U.N. spokesperson said that members of the General Assembly hailed New Zealand’s political will to address gun violence which has plagued the U.S. for a long time.  He added:  “We hope that by moving our headquarters to New Zealand, we will be able to assure our members of peace of mind that their service to the U.N. will not be marred by safety issues like they face in America.  If malls, churches, schools and festivals have become the venue for mass shootings, what assurance do we have that it will not happen at the U.N. headquarters?”

Ironically, even U.S. permanent member of the U.N. Security Council Jonathan Cohen voted to move the headquarters out of New York.

Iceland, dubbed by some surveys as the safest country in the world, was also being considered as the new site of the UN Headquarters but members agreed it that its cold weather might result in frequent absences and tardiness for the Assembly members.