Category Archives: LGBT

IATF Relaxes Rules: Face-To-Face Dating Now Allowed!

MANILA, PHilippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As new cases of Covid-19 in the Philippines seem to be going down, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has moved to relax some of its quarantine restrictions.

In addition to limited face-to-face school classes, IATF also announced it will no longer require the mandatory use of face shields in public with a few exceptions for areas under Alert Level 5 and in medical settings.

Today, IATF also announced that it will now also allow face-to-face dating regardless of Alert Level.

The move is welcome news for couples who have restricted their dating to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Grindr.

”At last, after seeing my boyfriend only virtually for almost two years, I now see him live and in person, minus the face shield,” a netizen told The Adobo Chronicles.

All’s well that ends well!

Philippine Celebrities Come Out!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos are always ahead of the game. While most people celebrate Christmas in December, the joyous season starts September 1 in the Philippines.

National Coming Out Day is not till October 11, but already, Philippine celebrities are coming out left and right.

First to publicly announce that he was gay was actor Raymund Gutierrez. He came out in a big way through a cover story in a magazine.

Now, television host Willie Revillame is reportedly going to make a very important and shocking announcement on his daily show, “Wowowin” according to a report from The Manila Times.

Most people already know his plans to run for Senator in the 2022 Philippine elections, so his big announcement is likely similar to Gutierrez’s.


TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a stunning announcement.

Beginning in 2024, the Olympics will include a new sport: knitting!

Initially, Olympic knitting will include three divisions: Bonnet Division, Classic Sweater Division, and the Table Runner Division. Medals will be awarded to athletes who could finish knitting in record time, with bonus points to the best design.

The IOC asked openly-gay British Olympian and gold medalist Tom Daley to model for its upcoming sports promotion. In the promo video, Daley is seen knitting a bonnet while watching the diving event in Tokyo.

How appropriate that the Knitting sport will make its debut at the (gay) Paris Olympics!