Category Archives: Travel

Electronic Travel Visa Waiver To U.S. Now Available!

6619EBAF-F255-4298-BB42-C76A8814B4DF.jpegWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Wanting to travel to the United States but don’t have a visa?

Certain countries are part of the Visa Waiver Program in which their citizens are not required to obtain a visa to visit the United States for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes for up to 90 days per visit.

Then there’s also a convenient way to secure a visa waiver — electroncally.  It’s called ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

Among those eligible for ESTA are Philippians, by virtue of their being Greek citizens who are entitled to the visa waiver.

Philippi, is a hill town of Kavála, Greece, overlooking the coastal plain and the bay at Neapolis.

Now, that’s different than the Philippines, even if its citizens are mistakenly referred to as Philippinos.


Adobo Chronicles Launches Project: Hashtag MIA

D2BC535C-9D19-4BAB-B800-5C4B26134412MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There continues to be an increasing demand for the Philippine government to change back the name of Manila’s premiere airport from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to the original Manila International Airport (MIA),

Netizens have pointed out that it was a mistake in the first place to name the airport after  a “no-hero.”

Many others have said that NAIA has always been associated with negative references including ‘one of the world’s airports’ to ‘the best and hottest sauna,’ for its frequent airconditioning woes.  This is not to mention notorious schemes including the ‘laglag bala,’ and disappearing contents of passenger luggage and balkibayan boxes.

Even passengers, flight attendants, pilots and Tower Control staff have repeatedly complained that ‘NAIA’ is hard to say, and ‘Ninoy Aquino International Airport’ is quite a mouthful.  They say that ‘MIA’ and ‘Manila International Airport’ have a nice sound to it.

So, to help in finally realizing netizen aspirations to see their MIA back, the Adobo Chronicles has just launched a public service project called ‘Hashtag MIA.’

The project costs nothing, easy to participate in, and could just be the movement that will convince the government to bring back the glory days of the Manila International Airport.

It’s simple enough:  each time netizens post something that has some reference to NAIA, all they need to do is to replace ‘NAIA’ with #MIA (hashtag MIA) to bring home the point.

If the hasthtag goes viral, it may catch the attention of our decision makers who will hopefully ditch NAIA in favor of MIA!

You can start participating now by typing #MIA in the comments section.


U.S. Cancels Visa Of Philippines’ Senator Trillanes And Congressman Alejano

7990EB8F-94C8-470E-9BEA-1B67825BA8DEWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The United States of America has always stood up for and behind its allies, the Phiippines included.

National Security Adviser John Bolton recently said the Trump administration would “fight back” and impose sanctions – even seeking to criminally prosecute ICC officials – if the court formally proceeded with opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by US military and intelligence staff during the war in Afghanistan or pursued any investigation into Israel or other US allies.

ICC is the International Criminal Court.7D2F2F26-757E-4FD8-A209-63BD45A00BD1

Now, America has cancelled the U.S. visas of two Philippine legislators — Senator Antonio Trillanes and Representative Gay Alejano.  The couple had previously filed a complaint before the ICC asking the International body to prosecute President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged crimes against humanity.

This is a case of Uncle Sam coming to the aid of Juan dela Cruz — not Trillanes or Alejano — but Duterte and the 87% of Filipinos who support the President.