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JOLLIBEE CHICKEN JOY AIRDROP FOR PHILIPPINE MARINES: MCDONALD’S, KFC CRY FOUL

imagePuerto Princesa, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) –  The Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea is among the disputed territories between China and the neighboring countries. Both the Philippines and China have laid claim to the shoal, where a Philippine navy vessel, the BRB Sierra Madre, has been grounded for months now.

Since its grounding, the Philippine military has been standing guard and protecting the vessel, replenishing both troops and supplies, despite several attempts by the Chinese Coast Guard to block the Philippine operations.

Yesterday, as part of its supply replenishment, a Philippine Navy plane airdropped  several packages of food supply for the Filipino navymen currently stationed at the grounded vessel. The packages consisted of the popular chicken joy from Jollibee.image

Upon learning of the special airdrop, both McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) cried foul and accused the Philippine military of unfair business practice. “We have been at a great disadvantage, because the chicken joy airdrop gave Jollibee free advertising,” officials of McDonald’s and KFC claimed. ” We could have provided complimentary chicken McNuggets and original KFC chicken for the troops,” they added.

McDonald’s and KFC are filing a joint formal complaint against the Philippine military before the Department of Trade.

The rivaly between McDonald’s and Jollibee in the Philippines is no secret in the business circuit.

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U.S. TO RELOCATE PEARL HARBOR FROM HAWAII TO MANILA BAY

The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – Now that a new, ten-year agreement has been signed to allow increased U.S. military presence in the Philippines, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that Pearl Harbor will be relocated to Manila Bay, just behind the U.S. Embassy on Roxas Boulevard.

“It is part of the U.S. plan to be more strategic in the deployment of its troops, especially near hotspot areas in the Asian region, including China, North Korea and Russia,” Hagel said.  He added that relocating Pearl Harbor to Manila makes perfect sense because of the proximity of the Philippines to the hotspot areas.  Hagel also said that “after all, the Philippines is called the ‘Pearl of the the Orient Seas’ so Pearl Harbor fits right in.”

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie was outraged at the federal government’s decision and threatened to join the Hawaii Independence Movement.

Meanwhile, Manila Mayor (and former Philippine President) Joseph Estrada was ecstatic and is planning a celebratory luau at the Manila Hotel this weekend.