MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 DECLARED A HOLIDAY IN THE PHILIPPINES

imageManila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos woke up this morning to the exciting news that President NoyNoy Aquino has signed an executive order declaring Monday, October 31 a special non-working holiday.

The news was carried by The Inquirer, the country’s leading daily newspaper.

The executive order was signed by Aquino’s Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa, Jr., who said that the President wanted to give Filipinos an extra day off to honor their dearly departed.  November 1, All Saints’ Day, is when Filipinos troop to cemeteries to pay respect to the dead.

But wait, isn’t October 31 a Friday?

Indeed it is. Apparently, The Inquirer mistakenly printed a news story from its 2011 issue.  October 31, 2011, was a Monday.

Aquino felt so bad about the newspaper’s goof that he went ahead and declared Monday, November 3 a special non-working holiday.

Have a great long weekend!

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SAN FRANCISCO’S GAY DISTRICT 8 ELECTIONS IS ONE TO WATCH

imageSan Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The electoral contest for San Francisco’s District 8 county supervisor slut, err slot,  is pretty much decided in favor of incumbent Scott Wiener. Well, until today, when a write-in campaign was launched by Latina lesbian comedian Marga Gomez.

The campaign is  going viral and is gaining widespread support from the LGBT community which is not happy about Wiener’s policies and initiatives which many consider to be more pro-business than pro-LGBT.

Supporters of Gomez will hold a vigil rally from 6 to 9 pm on October 30 in front of Hechos restaurant on Market Street  while Wiener and Mayor Ed Lee host a party celebration on Castro and 18th Streets following a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Castro Street Improvement Project.

Never has a write-in candidate won an election, but Gomez could make  this a Guinness World Record, and it will be a feather in the cap of the LGBT community.

Go vote on November 4.

 

 

 

 

JUSTIN BIEBER TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM IN GAME 6 OF THE WORLD SERIES

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Kansas City, Kansas (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Giants and Royals head back to Kansas City on Tuesday for Game 6 of the World Series which now stands at 3-2 in favor of the Giants.

Yesterday’s Giants victory at AT&T Park was bittersweet for the San Francisco team after that embarrassing botched rendition of the national anthem by rock artist now country singer Aaron Lewis.

The Royals don’t want to undergo the same embarrassment, so they decided to bring in pop star Justin Bieber to sing the Star-spangled banner.

A spokesperson for the Royals told reporters that even if Bieber messes up with his lyrics, it wouldn’t be such a big deal since he is Canadian.

A clever move by the Royals.

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