Category Archives: Travel

Taiwan Clarifies Visa For Filipinos

DD738A08-4AB9-47BF-A039-CBC36B31CB09MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has issued a clarification regarding the news on Filipinos being visa-free.

TECO confirmed that beginning this November, Filipinos visiting Taiwan will not need an entry visa.  But it also denied that it was offering free visa cards to Filipinos.

Businesses in Taiwan accept all types of credit cards — Visa, Mastercard, American Express and all othger major cards.

Now you know.



Blogger Raissa Robles In L.A. Didn’t Expect A ‘Slay,’ Says ‘Never Again!’

951AEA8D-7DEE-458B-83F3-DE9E0F28C1D8LOS ANGELES, California (The  Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Remember Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio and her Twitter message to Raissa Robles asking for help to ‘slay’ Sass Rogando Sasot, Thinking Pinoy and Maharlika?

Well, in L.A., Robles came face to face with a ‘slay.’

It was easy for Robles to imagine an auditorium at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) filled to capacity, with the audience very eager to hear her speak about her Marcos Martial Law book, ‘Never Again,’ and her thoughts about the current state of the Philippine government.

Instead, a sparse crowd estimated at about two dozen, sat in a small conference room to listen to Robles as she was challenged by blogger Maharlika and a young gentleman who came well-prepared with documents that caught the ‘guest speaker’ by surprise.

The facial expressions of Robles tell it all.  But don’t take our word for it.  You can watch a video clip HERE.

Contacted by The Adobo Chronicles after the event, Robles simply told us, ‘Never Again!’

(Maharlika Mendoza contributed to this report. No relation to blogger Maharlika)

Barong Tagalog Designers Refuse To Make One For Donald Trump

AAAA5A12-DEE2-44BF-B18C-497F92DE3D7D.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When the leaders of the member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet for the annual summit in Manila next month, they will be donning the Philippine national attire for males.  It’s called the Barong Tagalog.

World leaders like Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto all looked dashing in their Filipino attire last during the last Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila.

But for this year’s ASEAN summit,  Filipino fashion designers are refusing to make a Barong Tagalog for Trump, in protest of his anti-immigration stance which impacts thousands of Filipinos now in, or planning to move to, the U.S.

Well, Trump will just have to wear the boring coat and tie.