Category Archives: Travel

Jim Paredes Mistakenly Deported

0DC58C4D-9375-4F76-AA5A-EFF2762DA910MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –Subject to fact-checking by Rappler and Vera Files – Anti-Duterte retired entertainer Jim Paredes was deported back to Australia at dawn this morning.  But it was all in error.

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested Paredes and put him on the first available flight from NAIA to Sydney.

Apparently, overly-eager BI employees mistook Paredes as the Australian who was reported to be engaged in anti-government activities in violation of the Philippine Constitution. Foreign citizens are expressly prohibited to engage in such activities while in the country. Paredes holds Australian citizenship.

The real Australian concerned in the report turned out to be a 71-year-old nun, Sister Patricia Fox.

As he was being escorted to his plane, Paredes kept on shouting, “Look at me, look at me. Do I look like a 71-year-old nun?”

 

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Leni Robredo On Group Photo At Holocaust Memorial: Wala Namang Nakalibing Doon

8885B64B-1A12-493A-A9E1-2ED641427B3C.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Subject to fact-checking by Rappler and Vera Files – Back from her junket to Europe, with other politicians including Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice President Leni Robredo defended the viral group photo showing her and her group posing and smiling at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.

Robredo said she sees nothing wrong with the photo, first posted online by Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat, Jr.

“Eh wala namang nakalibing doon, so anong problema?” (Nobody’s buried there, so what’s the problem?)

“What so disrespectful about that,” she added.

Dear Madam, that’s why it’s called Holocaust Memorial, not Holocaust Cemetery.

ABS-CBN Renames Its New Prime-Time TV Series From “The Junketeers” To “The Apologists”

43A41286-6C59-4B26-9F11-C82571DC44F0QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Not Subject To Fact-checking by Rappler – ABS-CBN has just announced that it was renaming its new prime-time TV series, “The Junketeers.”

The new show features Vice President Leni Robredo and other politicians and former government officials on their exciting journey through cities in Europe.

The first episode of the series documents the group’s visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.  The group was, however, criticized for photos taken showing that they were all smiles, despite the Memorial’s supposedly somber mood.

Robredo later apologized for the insensitivity of the photo shoot. And so did Ifugao Congressman Ted Baguilat Jr. who first  posted the Holocaust Memorial photo on his social media account.

Soon thereafter, ABS-CBN decided to rename the series, “The Apologists”