Category Archives: Race Relations

At His Inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump Forges New Ties With Philippines

IMG_8565.PNGWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – At his swearing (pun intended) today as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump forged new ties with the Philippines without saying a single word.

All he did was raise his clenched first in the fashion that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters have been associated with.

Prior to today, Dutere has hinted about breaking away from his county’s cordial relations with the U.S. because of the latter’s criticism about the Philippine leader’s war on drugs.

All’s well that ends well

Donald Trump Will Skip Inauguration Because Of Scheduling Conflict

img_6857WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) –ABC News is reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to the National African American Museum due to a scheduling conflict.  He was scheduled to visit the museum on Martin Luther King Day.

Well, it appears that it is not just the museum visit he is canceling.

Trump has cancelled attendance at his own presidential inauguration on January 20.

A spokesperson for the 45th president of the United States said that the reason for the cancellation was also due to a scheduling conflict.

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused by his non-appearance at his oath-taking ceremony, but our interns messed up with Trump’s appointment schedule,” the spokesperson said.  He said he was not at liberty to disclose where Trump will be on the day and time of his inauguration.  He only said, “definitely not in D.C.”

There is speculation that Trump’s cancellation was in rebuke of the decision by some U.S. legislators to boycott his inauguration.

Trump tweeted, “They are boycotting my inauguration? Well, it will blow in their face. I’m not attending either.”

One Million Men March Awaits Steve Harvey In Manila

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Television host Steve Harvey has bigger things to worry about than a repeat of his error in announcing last year’s Miss Universe winner.  When he arrives in Manila to again host the international beauty pageant this month, he will be met by a protest of one million Filipino men.

Harvey came under fire this week for mocking Asian men.

During a segment on his eponymous talk show on Monday, the 59-year-old comedian made fun of several self-help books, including one titled “How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men.”

“Excuse me, do you like Asian men?” he asked the audience. “No thank you.”

He then suggested a new book title, “How to Date a Black Woman: A Practical Guide [for] Asian Men.”

“That’s one page too!” He says. “‘You like Asian men?’ I don’t even like Chinese food. It don’t stay with you no time … I don’t eat what I can’t pronounce.”

In reacting to Harvey’s mockery, one million Filipino men will picket the Mall of Asia Arena, venue of the Miss Universe pageant finals on January 29 (January 30 Manila time)

A spokesperson for the Coalition of Real Filipino Men (CRFM) said that one of the group’s demands is for Harvey to issue an apology on live television, just before he announces the new Miss Universe.  The group also hopes that this time, he will announce the correct winner.