MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Airlines are always thinking up of ways to make their onboard flight safety demonstrations and videos more interesting and effective.
Some airlines use comedy or dance to take boredom out of their demos.
Leave it to Philippine Air Lines to take it a step further.
PAL has tapped Otso Diretso Senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc to record its new, improved flight safety video. Airline officials were so impressed with Gutoc’s recent stunt in which she posed for a photo pretending to be heading by jet ski towards the West Philippine Sea to claim the country’s disputed territory from China.
In the infamous photo, Gutoc inadvertently wore her life vest the wrong way. Or invertedly.
LONDON, United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Everyone wants to go to London to see the Queen, and Donald Trump is no exception. He has accepted an invitation from Elizabeth to visit Buckingham Palace this June.
But unknownst to the American President, the trip to London is more than just a state visit. Sources at the palace told The Adobo Chronicles that Trump will get a royal scolding for his anti-immigration and other policies inconsistent with that of the Monarchy.
America may have gained independence from Great Britain in 1776, but this will not stop the Queen from castigating the headnof its former colony — 13 colonies as a matter of fact.
Trump is expected to prepare — and prepare well — for a Queenly beating!
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – It’s election campaign season in the Philippines and with it comes the gun ban and the liquor ban. The Summer Capital takes it a step further: it has decreed that all political candidates are off limits all throughout the Holy Week which starts today, Palm Sunday. The ban ends rhe Monday after Easter Sunday.
Baguio City expects some 100,000 tourists to come up this week to escape the scorching weather in the lowlands.
As expected, political candidates, especially those running for national office— the Senatoriables — would want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to court votes for the May 13 elections.
Enter the Catholic Diocese of Baguio, along with the pious officials of the city government.
In a joint decree which has the full effect of law, the two groups have declared that political candidates must not be seen in public all week so that tourists can focus on their Lenten obligations and shopping sprees without any distraction from political campaigners.
Political candidates who show up in Baguio this week will be given citations and be subject to flagellation in front of the Baguio Cathedral, in keeping with Filipino Catholic Lenten tradition.
Leave it to Baguio to create its own rules. No smokimg in public. No cussing in public. No campaigning in public.