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California Wants To End Daylight Saving Time, Daly City Wants To Adopt Filipino Time

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

DALY CITY, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Daylight Saving Time (DST) could be a thing of the past in California, if a bill introduced by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) is approved by the state Legislature.

AB 2496 would keep California on Pacific Standard Time year-round. Chu says there is no evidence DST reduces energy consumpion.

Hawaii and most of Arizona stay on standard time year-round. In the past, some parts of Indiana did not observe DST.

Following the introduction of the proposed bill, Filipinos living in Daly City have launched a petition asking their city council to enact a resolution that would make Filipino time the standard time year-round in this Bay Area city, oftimes referred to as “Little Manila” because of the huge number of Filipino residents.

The petition claims that Filipinos in America are having difficulties and challenges navigating between California time and Philippine time.  There is a 16-hour difference between the two time zones.  With increasing globalization, it just makes sense that we get rid of time differences, not just between the U.S. and the Philippines, but worldwide, the petition concludes.

Filipinos working in call centers and those engaged in business process outsourcing (BPO) operations in the Philippines welcome the Daly City proposal, saying that it would be nice to do business in real time.

(Editor’s note: “Filipino time” in this context does NOT refer to Filipinos being always late to appointments and schedules.)


California Twins Born One Year Apart, And It’s Not A Hoax

imageSAN DIEGO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Baby girl Jaelyn and baby boy Luis are twins, born in San Diego, California. Unlike most twin siblings, they will not be celebrating their birthday on the same day.  It will always be a year apart.

Jaelyn  was born at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2015 and Luis was born at 12:02 a.m. on January 1, 2016.

That means  they will never be of the same age, at least for a full three minutes each year. For Luis, Jaelyn will always be his big sister.




SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles ) – Teenage idol Justin Bieber has lined up  a series of concerts in California in March next year at  venues in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland and San Jose.

But sources close to the Canadian singer who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Bieber will cut short his concert tour after his performance at the Oakland Oracle Arena on March 18, virtually cancelling his two scheduled concerts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 20 and 21.

Instead, Bieber, who has had many encounters with U.S. law enforcement because of his behavior, will proceed to San Francisco to seek refuge from U.S. Immigration officials.

Bieber has repeatedly been charged with misdemeanors and violations including driving under the influence (DUI), resisting arrest and drag racing.

In 2013, the then 19-year-old Bieber was caught on camera urinating in a mop bucket as he and others raced through a New York City restaurant kitchen. Before exiting, Bieber sprayed a photograph of Clinton and dropped the F-bomb in reference to the former president.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) is reportedly monitoring Bieber’s activities and is planning to revoke his work permit.

Fearing deportation, Bieber has decided to avail of San Francisco’s Sanctuary policy which prevents non-U.S. citizens from being handed over to law enforcement agencies to face crimes committed in the city or elsewhere in the U.S.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee told The Adobo Chronicles  that the City by the Bay remains committed to its sanctuary status and welcomes the addition of Bieber to the growing number of high-profile celebrities that have chosen to make San Francisco their home sweet home.