MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The National ID Law is headed for approval in Congress, but the fight is not yet over.
Congresswoman Geraldine Roman (1st District, Bataan), the first openly transgender woman elected to the Philippine Congress, has introduced an amendment to the Bill that would mandate the inclusion of sexual orientation on the the ID.
Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Roman said, “If we’re going to have a national ID, it should contain all the pertinent information about the individual, and that includes sexual orientation, para wala nang tanong tanong. (No questions asked.)
We happen to agree with Roman.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – GMA News is reporting that Senator Chiz Escudero and his wife, actress Heart Evangelista are pregnant!
This makes Escudero the world’s first pregnant heterosexual man.
Previously, Thomas Beatie held the disinction as the world’s first pregnant male.
Beatie, a trans man, had gender reassignment surgery in March 2002 and became known as “The Pregnant Man” after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in 2007. Beatie chose to be pregnant because his wife Nancy was infertile, doing so with cryogenic donated sperm.
With Escudero’s pregnancy, the Philippines adds yet another listing in the Guinness Book of World Records.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – On the eve of the eve of New Year’s eve, President Donald Trump fired all the remaining members of the Presidential Council on HIV/AIDS, months after about half a dozen members resigned in protest of Trump’s position on health poilicies.
At the same time, The White House announced that applications to fill the vacant seats are now being accepted, with very strict qualifications for those wanting to serve in the council.
Among other things, applicants must pledge, as part of their cover letter, that they will never ever use these seven “banned” words in line with Trump’s overall health policy:
So if you’re interested in a White House Council seat, and ready to erase the seven words from your vocabulary, send your resume to 1600 Pennsylvannia Avenue, Attn: Seven Banned Words.