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White House Awaits Donald Trump in Baguio city, Philippines

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Donald Trump won’t have to miss The White House beginning January 20th, when a new occupant, Joe Biden, settles in.

The Baguio City Council has unanimously passed a resolution offering Trump free and unrestricted occupancy of its own White House located along Legarda Road.

Also known as the Laperal House, it is an eye-snatcher just beside the allegedly equally spirit-infested Teachers’ Camp. There have been many stories. Some unfortunate passersby have seen a little girl standing motionless on the third step of the staircase that fronts the house. Some have spotted a woman looking out its glass windows. Some have heard angry voices and loud noises from inside the house even when it was completely empty. Others have claimed they had this awful feeling of being unwelcome and being watched. The guards are also terrified to go in at night.

There are no strings attached for the offer to Trump. The City Council says the summer capital of the Philippines will be honored to host an internationally-famous dignitary and consider him as one of its permanent, distinguished residents.

The only condition is that the soon to be ex-President of the United States won’t be allowed to make any improvements or alterations on the historic, haunted building.

As for the spirits and ghosts? Well who knows, Trump might just scare them away for good!

Broom Prices In Baguio Up 500 Percent!

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – What used to be a P160 cost for a soft broom (walis tambo) is now P800 at the Baguio City Public Market.

The sudden, 500% price increase for this popular souvenir and essential household cleaning item in the summer capital of the Philippines was brought about by yesterday’s siege on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump protesters.

In one of the photos that went viral, a protester is seen holding up what seemed to be a broom that may have originated in Baguio. The photo greatly increased the demand for the item not only in the U.S. but even in the Philippines where it is made.

It’s the law of supply and demand that seems to be at work here.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FAVORS ‘NO VISA’ FOR FILIPINOS ENTERING U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Filipinos looking to visit the United States after the coronavirus pandemic period will no longer need an entry visa, thanks to a proposal reportedly being considered by the incoming Biden administration.

A spokesperson for the President-elect said that the proposal is in recognition of the great service rendered by Filipino nurses and other healthcare workers to Americans amid the Covid-19 crisis. “They are our heroes and it is but proper to reward them for their life-saving work,” he said.

For the longest time, Filipino citizens needed a visa to enter the U.S., despite the fact that U.S. citizens enjoy a visa-free entry into the Philippines as long as they stay for no more than 30 days.

A draft of the proposal obtained by The Adobo Chronicles states that Filipino citizens will no longer be required to have a visa to visit the U.S. as long as they have a Mastercard. American Express will not be honored so Filipino tourists can leave home without it.