MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines holds the rare distinction of being the world’s leader when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines.
While many countries, including the U.S., U.K., Singapore, United Arab Emirates and others are now just beginning to issue Emergency Use Authorizations (EUE) and rolling out the vaccines to their populations, the Philippines is already holding Congressional hearings. No other country is doing this courageous and heroic effort by the Filipino Representatives and Senators to ensure the health and safety of their constituents.
NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – New York’s City Council is proposing the rename Fifth Avenue to Pres. Barack Obama H. Avenue.
Fifty Avenue is where the Trump Towers in Midtown Manhattan is located.
Sources close to New York City Hall tell The Adobo Chronicles that a resolution for the name change is being readied to be filed and discussed at 12:01 on January 20, when Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that if passed, he will sign the resolution.
After all, there is no love lost between Trump and Obama.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many Americans are familiar with President Barack Obama’s “beer diplomacy” when he hosted an intimate meeting — over beer — at The White House in an attempt to resolve a racial profiling issue.
Well, move over, Mr. Obama.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made headlines this week when he introduced his own diplomacy, not over beer, but over alcohol. It happened at Malacañang Palace, the Presidential residence, as he welcomed China’s Foreign Minister Want Yi who was visiting the Philippines.
It was all caught on tape! One Filipino netizen described Duterte as “alcohol dispenser.”
And it worked! The Chinese official said his country was donating half a million doses of a Chinese vaccine to the Philippines.