EDSA Anniversary: Millions Expected To Take To The Streets On February 25

IMG_9328.PNGBAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Up to two million people are expected to take to the streets on Saturday, February 25 — the day the Philippines commemorates the anniversary of EDSA People Power.  It was that fateful day 31 years ago that President Ferdinand E. Marcos was ousted through what is being billed a peaceful revolution.

All roads will lead not to EDSA, but to Baguio City, the country’s summer capital, for this weekend’s culmination of the month-long annual Panagbenga Flower Festival.

One of the iconic photos of EDSA 1 was that of a nun offering a single flower to army personnel on a tank.

This year, in Baguio, it will not be one 🌺 flower, but thousands.

Happy Panagbenga!


Donald Trump Unveils Design Of Border Wall Between U.S. And Mexico

img_9318WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – True to his campaign promise, Donald Trump has given the go-signal to start the construction of his Great Wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

Today, he unveiled the winning design for the wall at an impromptu press briefing at the South Lawn of The White House.

The 40-foot wall design was chosen from thousands of submissions from certified Republican artists.

What The Bible Says About Left-Handed People Like Manny Pacquiao

img_9272MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Boxer-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao recently made headlines when he used the Bible to argue in favor of the reinstatement of the death penalty and against men dressing like women or women dressing like men.

But what does the Bible say about a south paw like Pacquiao?

The Hebrew Bible mentions left-handed people on three occasions: the story of Ehud’s assassination of the Moabite king (Judges 3:12–30), the 700 Benjamites who could use the sling with deadly accuracy (Judges 20:16) and the two-dozen ambidextrous warriors who came to support David in Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:2). All of these stories of left-handed people in the Bible appear in military contexts, and, curiously, all involve members of the tribe of Benjamin.

But Bible readers know that left-handed people are less favored by God.

We  know that Jesus Christ sits  to the “right hand of the Father.”

We also know that on judgment day, the Son of Man will separate the good from the evil — the good to His right and the evil to his left:

‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ (Matthew 25:31–36)

And when Moses parted the Red Sea to deliver the Israelites from the pursuing Egyptians, we can only assume he used his dominant hand — his right — which also held his wooden staff.

Despite what the Bible says, The Adobo Chronicles does not believe that God discriminates against left-handed people, so Pacquiao should not discriminate against LGBTs and those who do not agree with his religious opinions.

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