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IMG_0770.PNGNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – TIME Magazine has issued an apology to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the omission of his name in the 2017 List of 100 Most Influential Persons in the World.

Readers were shocked that Trudeau, who came in second in the online poll conducted by TIME, was not among those officially named by TIME.  Instead, Philippine Senator Leila de Lima who was not even named in the initial list of possible candidates for the recognition, suddenly gained a spot among the 100.

TIME explained that the mess was due to some technical error involving the precinct count optical scanner (PCOS) machine it used to tabulate the votes. “The SIM card we used for the tabulation apparently already had de Lima’s name on it,” TIME said.

The PCOS is the exact same system used during last year’s Philippine Presidential elections which resulted in an electoral protest by defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos.  Leni Robredo won the election by a very slim margin.

TIME regrets the error and will issue an addendum to its announcement, deleting de Lima’s name and adding Trudeau’s.

All’s well that ends well.


BREAKING: Canadians Demand Vote Recount Of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

IMG_0767TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) – TIME Magazine has named its 2017 100 Most Influential Persons in the World, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t one of them.  Now the Canadians want a recount.

Trudeau was among the top choices in TIME’s online poll, coming in second with 3% of the votes to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who garnered 5% to take the sole lead.  Trudeau shared second place with other celebrities like Pope Francis, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

“How did Philippine Senator Leila de Lima even make it to the list, when she wasn’t even in the original names included in the TIME online poll,” the Canadians asked.  They claimed that there was a poll irregularity that somehow put de Lima in the magic 100.

With their national pride hurt, the Canadians demanded a recount of the votes with special attention focused on de Lima.

In an earlier TIME article prior to the announcement of winners, the magazine suggested that the reason Duterte led in the polls was because he was known to compensate people in order to boost his popularity.

The Canadians now suspect it was de Lima, not Duterte, who may have paid people to vote for her.

TIME’s a mess!

The New And Improved Inquirer


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) is in hot water these days after allegations surfaced that it owes the government billions of pesos in unpaid rent, not to mention taxes overdue from businesses its owns, including Dunkin’ Donuts.

So, in an effort to rebuild its sagging reputation and credibility, the Inquirer unveiled its new masthead that better reflects its true identity and political leaning (see photo.)

The PDI also took the opportunity to thank those who have stood by the newspaper and continued to patronize it despite all the controversy and accusations hurled against it.

IMG_0700“We would like to specifically mention the thousands of tuyo and tinapa vendors who have continued to subscribe to the paper to boost their retail business (see other photo.)

PDI also apologized to its readers for its failed campaign to dissuade people from voting for President Rodrigo Duterte in TIME’s online poll for the 2017 100 Most Influential Persons in the World.  Duterte came out No. 1 in the poll.

Change is indeed coming to the Inquirer!