Category Archives: International

Donald Trump To Send Seventh Fleet To Help Philippines’ War On Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – President Donald Trump has suggested sending the US Army over the border into Mexico to “wage war” on drug cartels in a typically bombastic tweet.

The US President said his country stood “ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively” if his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked him for help.

Meanwhile, Trump also offered to send the U.S. Seventh Fleet to the Philippines to help the country’s war on drugs now headed by its new Drug Czar, Vice President Leni Robredo.

The Seventh Fleet is a numbered fleet (a military formation) of the United States Navy. It is headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the United States Pacific Fleet.

Trump made the offer after Robredo was quoted by the news media that she wants to enlist the help of the United Nations and the U.S. in dealing with the illegal drugs problem.

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U.S. State Department Issues Advisory To Journalists Traveling To The Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for American journalists covering the news in the Philippines.

The advisory came just days after a “60 Minutes” segment aired in which Maria Ressa, CEO of online news source Rappler said that the Philippines is the “worst war zone” she has ever been in.  She made the comment in reference to Rodrigo Duterte’s government which she accused of “weaponizing the law” to curtail her freedom of speech.

The State Department warned foreign journalists to be extra careful when in the Philippines, urging them to wear the appropriate military gear while covering the news.

In Defense Of Maria Ressa: Philippines IS A War Zone. Here’s A Video Proof

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been bashed on social media for saying during a “60 Minutes” interview that the Philippines is the worst war zone she’s ever been in.

But Ressa tells the truth, and The Adobo Chronicles has a video to prove it! (Taken on the strike of midnight, January 1, 2019)

Adobo Chronicles and Ressa may be the worst of enemies, but as always, we stand for the truth, coming to her defense if warranted. We will hold the line…