HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Black actress Issa Rae is in hot water after excerpts of her not-too-new book surfaced on social media.
Rae wrote in her book that Filipinos are the Blacks of Asians, encouraging Black women to date Asian men, but not Filipinos.
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Rae said that it wasn’t her intention to demean Filipino men.
“In fact, what I wanted to say was that Filipinos can compare with Blacks in as far as size is concerned.”
Being a family-oriented site, The Adobo Chronicles is refusing to further interpret Rae’s statement about size.
HAINAN, China (The Adobo Chronicles,
Hong Kong Bureau) – Remember that 2016 speech by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while in China when he introduced BongBong Marcos as the next Vice President? (That was of course assuming Marcos would win his electoral protest against Leni Robredo)
Well, yesterday — again in China — Duterte introduced his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the next President.
Duterte is in China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) where he participated as one of the speakers. He and Chinese President Xi Jinping also witnessed the signing of six bilateral agreements following the bilateral meeting held between the two leaders here.
Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Duterte said it was only a ‘slip of the tongue,’ adding that it is really up to Sara if she’d like to run for President.
Like it always happens, Duterte’s remarks caused quite a bit of frenzy among the media representatives covering his visit to China.
In the meantime, back home in the Philippines, many Duterte supporters said they wished it was not just a slip of the tongue.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, a diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.
The White House said that Mr. Trump had accepted the invitation.
For security reasons, The White House said that the meeting will take place in the U.S., not in North Korea — which means that Mr. Trump will be violating his own immigration policy which bars foreigners with ties to terrorism to enter the country.
Trump instructed the State Department to issue a non-immigrant visa to Kim so that he could enter America.
Immigration adovcates have criticized Mr. Trump for reneging on his immigration promise.
”It is hypocritical for Trump to issue a visa to Kim when the American president has denied legalization to Dreamers — foreign nationals who have been brought to the U.S. by their undocumented parents,” the advocates said.
The Adobo Chronicles reached out to The White House for comment, but we have not yet received any response.