WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, (Washington Bureau) – It has become tradition that whenever a sports national league champion team visits the nation’s capital, it gets invited to meet with the President of the United States.
But in 2017, Donald Trump rescinded the invitation for NBA Champion Warriors to visit The White House in the midst of the President’s comments about black NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Since then, the three-time champions were off limits on Pennsylvania Avenue.
This year, however, the Warriors visited with the President of the United States during their trip to D.C.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After receiving flak for the bullying incident involving one of its junior high school students, Ateneo de Manila University announced today that beginning next school year, it will be adding Taekwondo as a required curriculum for students in all levels.
The Ateneo bully who threatened (mis)dignity or physical injury to a fellow student, is a Takewondo practitioner.
In reaching its decision, the Ateneo Board of Directors said that had the bullied student been also a Takewondo practitioner, then the incident would not have been an issue. The bathroom encounter would have been fair and square.
Already, the Taekwondo Association of the Philippines as well as Ateneo alumnus NoyNoy Aquino (yes, the ex-Philippine President) are praising the university for its courageous decision.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Activists tryng to politicize the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Phiippines were sorely disappointed that their call for spectators to wear black fell on deaf ears. Fans insisted on wearing either blue or maroon, depending on who they were rooting for.
But the activists are not giving up easily.
Today, they issued another call for those watching tomorrow’s Game #2.