Category Archives: Travel

MMDA To Reduce Maximum Speed On EDSA from 0 To 50 Km/hr

7365C2D9-326D-4E13-ACDB-08AFB18662BBMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a brilliant move to solve the nightmarish traffic along EDSA, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today announced that it was reducing the maximum driving speed from 60 to 50 km/hr.

The problem is, nobody told the MMDA that current speed along the major thoroughfare averages at 0 km/hr.

Houston, we’ve got a problem!


San Francisco’s Westfield Mall To Redo Inverted Christmas Tree

Photo credit: Jing Monsanto

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Like any other shopping mall elsewhere, Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco has its focal point when putting up its holiday decoration for shoppers and tourists to enjoy.

For the mall, its focal point is the preserved dome from the old Emporium Department Store.

For this year’s holiday attraction, Westfield decided to hang a giant Christmas Tree from the top of the dome.

So off went the interior designers and construction workers to build the tree in time for its unveiling this Thanksgiving weekend — the start of the holiday shopping season.

But alas, when the tree was unveiled yesterday, something was terribly wrong. They hang the tree upside down!

Embarrassed, the mall management immediately ordered the construction crew to redo the work and to make sure the tree is hung upright this time around.

Donald Trump Accused Of Sexual Harassment In Manila


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Grab her by the p****.”

Well, that infamous quote was of course attributed to Donald Trump in a video tape of a conversation he had with television host Billy Bush.

Sexual harassment which seems to be a growing epidemic in the United States can come in different forms, physicial and verbal.

In Manila, the American President is being accused of sexual harassment — towards Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine news media outlets are reporting that Trump told Duterte’s Executive Secretary: “I like Duterte very much.”

Too bad, Duterte is hopeless straight and is very happy with Honylet Avanceña.

Well, there’s always the thing called ‘bromance,’ the close but non-sexual relationship between two men.