We Scored The First One-On-One Interview With Donald Trump!

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Photo credit: Donald Trump’s Twitter Account

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Nothing is ordinary with President-Elect Donald Trump.  Not even with regards to his relationship with the news media.  He chooses whom he speaks to and has called news outlets like CNN “fake news.”

But we scored the first one-on-one interview with Trump on the eve of his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

AC: Congratulations, Mr. Trump

TRUMP: Call me Mr. President, or I’ll end this interview.

AC: Mr. President,  we heard that you wrote your own inaugural speech. Was that difficult for you to do?

TRUMP: Nah, all it took was 140 characters.

AC: How can you outline your vision for America in 140 characters?

TRUMP: I have four years, maybe even eight, to do it every day, 140 characters at a time.

AC: What can you say about the growing number of Congress people who will boycott your inauguration?

TRUMP: Let them. They’re losers. Big losers.

AC: Are you worried at all about the fate of your Cabinet appointees?

TRUMP: If they’re not confirmed, I will still keep them in my Cabinet and personally pay their salaries.  I’m rich, you know.

AC: Are you, as president, going to finally release your tax returns?

TRUMP: Only if Barack Obama releases his birth certificate.  The original.

AC: Who among the current world leaders do you admire most, and why?

TRUMP: Vladimir Putin, he’s a master hacker; and Rodrigo Duterte, he’s a genius and we speak the same language.

AC: You speak Tagalog, Mr. President?

TRUMP: No, but I sure know how to curse. Those son-of-a-bitches!

AC: Why did you choose Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” as the song for you and Melania’s inaugural dance?

TRUMP: Because I can, and because I do things MY WAY.

AC: Did you know that in the Philippines, people get killed just by singing that song in karaoke bars?

TRUMP: (calls the Secret Service) Book this guy. He just threatened the president!

(end of interview)

Philippine Senator Kiko Pangilinan Challenges Mark Zuckerberg To A Fist Fight

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Pangilinan 

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Sen. Francis (Kiko) Pangilinan on Wednesday filed Philippine Senate Resolution 271, which seeks to conduct inquiries into social media platforms that allow the spread of fake news.

Pangilinan filed PSR 271 to hold hearings on the rise of fake news and misinformation on social media platforms, especially on Facebook, and penalize them for failing “to provide an environment that enables the balanced flow of information into, out of, and across the country.”

The senator wants penalties that “will have to ‘hurt’ the giant social media company” for it to act on the sudden increase of fake news on the internet. Such penalties, he said,  will include a fist fight with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Pangilinan’s fist fight challenge was inspired by the recent incident on the Senate floor in which his colleagues Senators Antonio Trillanes and Miguel Subiri almost engaged in a fistfight to settle an argument.

Pangilinan told The Adobo Chronicles that he is also considering asking Zubiri if he’d be willing to engage Zuckerberg in an Arnis (Filipino martial arts) fight. Zubiri is an Arnis world champion. A boxing match between Zuckerberg and Senator Manny Pacquiao is also being considered, Pangilinan added.

As of press time, Zuckerberg had not responded to the challenge.

 

Trillanes Names ‘Trolls’ He Wants Investigated Under His Senate Bill

img_8541MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants a Senate investigation into the proliferation of “trolls” and fake news on social media.

Trillanes filed Senate Resolution No. 259, urging the committee on public information and mass media to probe the “proliferation of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated and/or misleading news and information on social media, as well as on the so-called social media trolls.”

Trillanes described a troll as someone whose identity is typically unknown. A troll, he said, “deliberately creates and/or foments discord and conflict on social media sites” through the posting of controversial and inflammatory messages that provoke emotional responses from other internet users.

When pressed by The Adobo Chronicles to name the ‘trolls’ he wants investigated, Trillanes revealed his list which includes:

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