Category Archives: Sports

TINIKLING NOW AN OLYMPIC SPORT

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Olympic sports has always been about skill and that’s why the Olympic Committee decided to add two new sports to its official line-up starting with the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Breakdancing gas been added to the official list of Olympic competitons, along with Tinikling, considered the Philippines’ national dance.

Tinikling has long been recognized as a dance requiring the highest level of skill, with dancers navigating through bamboo poles clapped together in an ever-increasing tempo.

Will this mark the beginning of an increased gold medal haulfor the Philippines?

WHITE HOUSE TENNIS PAVILION, a project of melania, USELESS FOR JOE BIDEN

TOPSHOT – US First Lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base for a three state overnight trip March 4, 2019 in Maryland. – The First Lady travels to Oklahoma, Washington, and Nevada as part of her “Be Best” tour. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – First Lady Melania Trump’s office has announced the completion of The White House Tennis Pavilion, a project she started since 2019.

It wasn’t meant to be open to the public. Rather, it is for the enjoyment of the First Family. But come January 20, Tump will no longer be a member of the First Family.

So will the incoming President Joe Biden have use for the pavilion?

“Useless,” says a source close to the former Vice President. “Biden is an athlete, but is not into tennis. He’s more of a football guy, having been a member of a football team in his high school days.”

So will the incoming First Lady Jill Biden convert the tennis pavilion into an open-air theatre where the First Family and close associates can watch the Super Bowl?

Philippines: president manny pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Manny Pacquiao is known the world over as the Filipino champion boxer. A few know him as a sitting Philippine Senator.

Of the many names being floated to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte when he steps down in 2022, Pacquiao’s is among the more intriguing. We’ve had movie actors as Presidents before, among them Ronald Reagan and Joseph Estrada. But a boxer?

Well, like it or not, we can now call Manny President Pacquiao.

He has just been chosen the President of Duterte’s political party, PDP-LABAN. Whether he will run for (and win as) President of the Philippines remains to be seen.

Gird your loins…