Category Archives: International

Why Duterte Would Fail In A Qualification Test For A U.S. Visa

IMG_3137WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he has been denied a U.S. visa in the past when he sought to visit a girlfriend in America.

Now that he’s president, it would be very easy for him to secure a U.S. visa, right? Wrong! Not with Donald Trump’s proposed policy limiting legal immigration.

The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE Act, favors people between the ages of 26 and 30 with a doctorate, high English proficiency and a job offer with a high salary.

In a simulated test (courtesy: Time magazine), one must earn a minimum of 30 points in order to qualify to apply for a U.S. visa.

Let’s see how Duterte fares in this test:





So there you have it, Duterte scores a total of 15 points, not even half of the minimum required to apply for a U.S. visa.

But it doesn’t matter, Duterte thinks the U.S. is a “lousy” country anyway.


Chito Gascon’s Lineage Could Hold Key To His Impeachment

IMG_3395.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite his being a continuing nuisance to Rodrigo Duterte, Chito Gascon of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) cannot be just fired by the president.  Gascon’s appointment and term of office are protected by the Constitution and the only way to give him the pink slip is through impeachment.

Well, impeachment may not be that far away for Gascon, after an independent genealogy research firm found that the CHR Commissioner is a blood relative of a former Nazi, Heinrich Himmler who pretty much oversaw the Holocaust.

The genealogy study concluded that Gascon and Himmler may have been siblings, separated at birth, and the research firm has the photo to prove it. (See photo)

By the way, The Adobo Chronicles can confirm that both pairs of eyeglasses were made in Germany.