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U.N. Headquarters Moving Out Of New York, Headed For New Zealand

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Enough is enough!” With these words, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to move its headquarters out of New York and into New Zealand.

The unprecedented move was prompted by the most recent mass shootings in the United States which have put the number to 255 in just the first half of 2019.

“It is no longer safe for our diplomats and staff to live and work in the U.S.,” a U.N. statement said.

New Zealand was voted as the new site of the U.N. Headquarters.

New Zealand, led by its Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, has moved to tighten gun control laws following the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch which left 50 people dead.

A U.N. spokesperson said that members of the General Assembly hailed New Zealand’s political will to address gun violence which has plagued the U.S. for a long time.  He added:  “We hope that by moving our headquarters to New Zealand, we will be able to assure our members of peace of mind that their service to the U.N. will not be marred by safety issues like they face in America.  If malls, churches, schools and festivals have become the venue for mass shootings, what assurance do we have that it will not happen at the U.N. headquarters?”

Ironically, even U.S. permanent member of the U.N. Security Council Jonathan Cohen voted to move the headquarters out of New York.

Iceland, dubbed by some surveys as the safest country in the world, was also being considered as the new site of the UN Headquarters but members agreed it that its cold weather might result in frequent absences and tardiness for the Assembly members.

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Duterte To Sue Kris Aquino For Cyber Libel

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Don’t put words in my f*ckin mouth!”

With that statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte filed a cyber libel case against Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.

The case stemmed from an Instagram post by Aquino in which she thanked Duterte for ‘acknowledging’ that the late Ferdinand E. Marcos was responsible for her father, Ninoy Aquino’s death.

”When I said Cory Aquino lost her ‘husband in the hands of Mr. Marcos,’ I didn’t mean to say that he was responsible for the killing of Ninoy. What I meant was that Ninoy was killed during the time of Marcos. Big difference there.”

To this date, even after two Aquino administratios — Cory and Noynoy — the mastermind of Ninoy’s assassination remains a big question mark.

Kris has yet to respond to the cyber libel case filed by Duterte. She’s busy tying a yellow ribbon ‘round the old oak tree.

PNoy, Garin, Duque Agree To Be Vaccinated With Dengvaxia

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau)- Presidential Spokesperson  Salvador Panelo said that the Duterte government is open to bringing back the controversial vaccine Dengvaxia if it will help curb the increasing cases of Dengue in the country.

Panelo made the statement after Iloilo 1st District Representative and former Health Secretary Janette Garin said the recent dengue outbreak in the country could have been prevented by the discontinued Dengvaxia vaccination drive.

Garin and her former boss President Noynoy Aquino were highly criticized for the botched Dengue vaccination program which allegedly resulted in the death of over a hundred school kids.

Now, Aquino, Garin and current Health Secretary Enrique Duque have agreed to be vaccinated with Dengvaxia, along with their families, to prove that the Sanofi-manufactured vaccine is safe.

No less than Sanofi had admitted that Dengvaxia, while safe to use on those who previously had Dengue, can pose some serious consequences for those who have never had the disease.

Aquino and Garin also urged Opposition Senators Kiko Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros and Franklin Drilon and their families to get vaccinated with Dengvaxia  as a way of “leadership by example.”