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American And Filipino Psychics Foretell Of 2016 Election Results

Top, L-R: Clinton, Warren, Trump, Bush; Bottom, L-R: Poe, Robredo, Duterte, Marcos
Top, L-R: Clinton, Warren, Trump, Bush; Bottom, L-R: Poe, Robredo, Duterte, Marcos

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The Philippines and the United States — both are having their presidential elections this year in May and November, respectively.

While polls and social media speculation have greatly contributed to forecasting who will be elected president and vice president of either country, psychics are weighing in as well on the contests.

Sylvia Browne of the U.S. and Madam Auring of the Philippines are popular psychics in their respective countries.  Lo and behold, both have similar scenarios in predicting which among the candidates will emerge victorious.

Browne and Auring have agreed on two possible scenarios, but neither would confirm which scenario would eventually materialize.

Here are their predictions:

Scenario 1: The Philippines and the U.S. will elect women for both their president and vice president.  For the U.S., that would be Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren; for the Philippines, it would be Grace Poe and Leni Robredo.

Scenario 2: The Philippines will elect an autocrat for president, as will the U.S. — Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte.  As for the vice presidents, it will be sons of former presidents — Jeb Bush and Bongbong Marcos.

Unlike in the U.S., Philippine election laws allow voters to choose a president who is a candidate of one party and a vice president who is from another party, and this is reflected in both psychics’ predictions.

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Aquino Challenges Presidential Candidates To Undergo Psychological Testing, Citing Himself As Role Model

Aquino (Photo: Philippine Star)
Aquino (Photo: Philippine Star)

LIPA CITY, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) -President Aquino challenged all presidential candidates yesterday to voluntarily undergo medical and psychological examinations to prove that they are fit to lead the nation for the next six years.  He issued this challenge at the inauguration of the Lipa-Alaminos road in  Batangas.

Aquino said that voters have the right to ask and know about the health conditions of the candidates as the job of a president entails a lot of stress and can be exhausting.

As a tip, he urged voters to elect someone who can survive the rigors of a six-year term and effect meaningful changes within that span of time.

At the same time, he told the candidates that they should not be afraid of undergoing tests.  Having medical or psychological conditions do not necessarily make anyone unfit to  become president.

“Look at me,” the president said, “I miraculously survived 6 years of being president despite consistently failing in my psychological tests.”

Take it from the pro!

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IDIOTORIAL: Which Combination Will Emerge In The May 9 Philippine Elections?

imageIDIOTORIAL: Take It Or Leave it

April 22, 2016

The countdown to the May 9, 2016 Philippine elections has begun: T minus 15 days! Assuming the absence of poll irregularities, it is the Filipino voters that would eventually decide who is going to be their next president and vice president.

The beauty (or stupidity, depending on your perspective) of Philippine election laws is that the voter is not obligated to stick to one and the same party when choosing the president and VP. One can vote for the presidential candidate of one party and the VP candidate of another. It’s mix and match. Like the Filipino halo-halo. Or pinakbet.

From all indications — other than the dreamworks of the Yellow party — the presidential race is down to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Grace Poe. Poll after poll has attested to that.

For VP, it is a contest between Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos.

The big question now is, which combination will end up victorious?

If opposites attract, then we predict a Duterte-Robredo win, or a Poe-Marcos tandem.

Both Duterte and Robredo pretty much lack the political experience — at least on a national level. Governing a city is very different from governing an entire country; and being the widow of a well-loved government official does not make one qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Similarly, experience separates Poe and Marcos. The former is relatively new to politics while the latter has been engaged in it for decades — directly or indirectly (and you know what we mean).

If Robredo becomes Duterte’s VP, what role will she play in the administration? One is an autocrat, the other a democrat. One’s vulgar, the other very prim and proper. And can Robredo stand up to the dictatorial ways of Duterte? Will she have the backing of the Filipino people should a clash occur between her and the mayor? Will she have the stamina to stay on, or will she eventually say, “that’s it, I give up?”

If Marcos becomes Poe’s VP, will he try to assert his ways? Will he use his political legacy from his father to try to scheme to amass greater power as VP, or eventually, as president? On the other hand, will Poe’s calm and charm overcome Marcos?

Well, the decision lies in the hands of the Filipino voters, whether they vote wisely, or blindly.

As for The Adobo Chronicles, we’re rooting for a different combination: Poe-Robredo.

We’ve had women presidents before and that didn’t go quite as well. But perhaps a woman tandem for president AND vice president will do the trick? After all, while the Philippines has largely been male-dominated in the halls of government, it has also historically been a very matriarchal society — where the woman has the last say in most every household. We’ve heard of the phrase, “Under the saya” so many times before (pertaining to husbands being subservient to their wives).

So, dear readers, which one is your “dream team?”

On May 9, 2016, may the best man win. Or the best women!

–The Adobo Chronicles