Category Archives: Media

FILIPINO MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING LIVE-IN PARTNER, BABY, ACQUITTED, THANKS TO NEWS HEADLINE

imageBACOLOD CITY,  Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – A Filipino man accused of killing his live-in partner and baby was acquitted today of murder charges, thanks to a news headline.

The 21-year-old man was accused of stabbing his live-in partner and nine-month-old baby last month in Silay City, Negros Occidental. He was believed to be high on drugs when he allegedly commited the murder.

The man didn’t have any lawyer. Rather, he defended himself in court before the judge.

In his defense, the man presented “Exhibit A” consisting of a hard copy of  a news headline that appeared on the news site, Inquirer.net.

The headline read, “Man, ‘high on drugs,’ stabs dead partner, baby in Negros Occidental.”

In arguing for himself, the accused told the judge, “How can I be charged with murder when the people I stabbed were already dead?”

Neither the judge nor the prosecution attorney could challenge his defense argument.

The judge then immediately issued an acquittal order and the man was released from custody.

He could still face new charges of attempted murder.

AN ANGEL APPEARS IN THE SKY OVER CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA

Angel in Campbell sky?
Angel in Campbell sky?

CAMPBELL, California  (The Adobo Chronicles®) – On Tuesday morning, KTVU Channel 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area received multiple photos from viewers  of what they had described as an appearance of angel in the sky.

The photos were taken  from different locations around the Bay Area, including Campbell. (Campbell is just a few blocks from the headquarters of The Adobo Chronicles.)

The sky was totally blue without a single cloud formation except for the rainbow-colored  phenomenon.

Hundreds of residents who saw the “apparition” over Campbell, as well as many more who saw the photos on television and on KTVU’s web site, immediately gathered at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church on Winchester Boulevard.

“It’s a sign from heaven,” they cried out. ”

Meteorologist Steve Paulson, however,  had a scientific explanation for the occurrence. He said it’s a sun dog (scientific name parhelion).

Sun dogs are a relatively common atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with the reflection/refraction of sunlight by the numerous small ice crystals that make up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.

Regardless, the excitement of the the overflow crowd that gathered at St. Lucy’s could not be contained, not even after the church’s parish priest admonished the people to go home or go back to work.

Sun dog or angel, it was a spectacular sight to behold!

BLACK JOURNALISTS PAY $10 PER MINUTE TO SEE PRINCE AT SINGER’S PAISLEY PARK

imageMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –  At least 650 members of the National Association of Black Journalists  (NABJ) accepted an invitation from Prince to pay $20 apiece to visit the Paisley Park studio complex used by the entertainer outside Minneapolis Saturday night in hopes of seeing the star himself, according to Richard Prince (no relation to the singer) of Journal-isms.

But the NABJ members — and an additional 227 people who paid $50 for the privilege — saw an appearance of just two minutes or so in which the entertainer plugged his upcoming recording.  That’s $10 and $25 per minute, respectively.

He did not perform.

The journalists were in Minneapolis for their annual national convention.

But NABJ convention organizers still praised the last-minute invitation and event.

Per policy, cell phones and cameras are not allowed inside Paisley Park. So the journalists had no choice but leave their mobile devices in their hotel rooms.

The result?  No calls, no tweets, no Facebook or Instagram posts. Just the good old, person-to-person conversation! (Although some attendees said a selfie with Prince would have been nice.)

All’s well that  ends well.