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Boehner, left, and McConnell
Boehner, left, and McConnell

Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Top Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell today unveiled what they called the ‘GOP Counter Plan’ for  immigration reform in the U.S.

The historic announcement came just a day  before President Barack Obama was expected to announce his administration’s plan to fix the broken immigration system by giving legal status to some 5 Million undocumented immigrants — mostly parents of children born in the U.S.

The GOP said that Obama’s plan does not go far enough and will not even create a dent in the national effort to deal with the nagging problem of undocumented immigrants in the country.

Realizing that the immigrant community, notably Latinos and Asians, have emerged as a powerful voting block that could decide the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, the GOP said it is now proposing to grant full, unconditional amnesty to all of the estimated 12 Million undocumented immigrants currently in the country.

Political experts say that the Republican “turnaround” on the sticky issue of amnesty reflects the GOP’s desperation in wanting to regain the White House in 2016.

What the Repulicans don’t know is that it takes 5 years after undocumented immigrants become legal permanent residents of the U.S. before they can apply for U.S. Citizenship and be able to vote. That’s not enough time before the 2016 presidential elections.

A counter plan gone bust.


Pacquiao, left, and Clinton
Pacquiao, left, and Clinton

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – “Bob, I don’t know if I’m gonna run for president but if I do, you gotta get Manny Pacquiao to come over and help me.” These were the words from Hillary Clinton at a dinner table in Hong Kong, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.

Bob is Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, the Las Vegas-based boxing promoter responsible for Pacquiao’s and other top-rated championship fights.  He sat next to Clinton at that private dinner.

Pacquiao is known for his keen interest in politics. He himself is an elected congressman in the Philippines.

In the last U.S. elections (2010), Pacquiao endorsed Senate Majority Floor Leader Harry Reid.  This year, the Filipino boxer has endorsed Ross Miller who is running for Nevada’s Attorney General.

But endorsing Clinton?  “No way,” Pacquiao says.  “We’re exact opposites when it comes to important issues.  Hillary is pro-choice, I’m pro-life; she is for marriage equality, I believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman; she’s a stickler for world issues, all I’m interested in are boxing, basketball and karaoke.”

But Pacquiao is not totally closing the door on Clinton.  He says that for a fee, he can endorse the former First Lady’s candidacy.  Asked by reporters what kind of a fee he thinks would be appropriate, Pacquiao said: “enough to cover the taxes I owe the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).” That would be at least $75 Million.

Pacquiao faces charges of tax evasion.  BIR says the boxer has failed to pay taxes on his prize earnings from his championship fights in the U.S.

Pacquiao’s next fight is against  junior welterweight title holder Chris Algieri which will be held November 22 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau, in Macau, China.


imageManila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – NoyNoy Aquino is reportedly busy preparing for his second six-year term as president of the Philippines, despite a provision in the constitution that limits the presidential term to one six-year term. This nation of 100 Million people will go to the polls in 2016 to pick their new president.

The Adobo Chronicles has uncovered a top-secret memorandum from Malacañang (the presidential palace) setting aside 10 Billion pesos from the president’s Disbursement Acceleration Program, or DAP, to fund a nationwide grassroots campaign to re-elect Aquino even if his name is not on the ballot.

The strategy would be to recruit 51 Million Filipino voters to write in Aquino’s name on the official ballot come election day. Each write-in voter will be paid an undisclosed amount from the DAP funds.

With majority of the Filipinos ‘voting’ for Aquino, the election case will certainly be brought before the Philippine Supreme Court for a decision.  Given that the average number of years for the Supreme Court to decide on cases is six years, this will delay the proclamation of a new president until 2022. In the meantime, Aquino will be acting president beyond his current six-year term.

Even if the court eventually declares a different elected president, Aquino would have already served an additonal six years as acting president.

Now if the court decides to respect the people’s write-in vote, Aquino would then have  another six years as president until 2028.

Aquino’s brilliant advisers have just taught the world how one can become a president for life without having to declare Martial Law!