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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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Commission On Elections Disqualifies Presidential Candidate Mar Roxas For Being Too Filipino

Roxas
Roxas

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s final: Grace Poe can run for president in the May 9 Philippine elections.

Poe’s candidacy was challenged before both the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the Supreme Court because of questions on her citizenship.  Her political opponents claim that being a foundling, she is not a natural-born Filipino citizen which is required of all candidates for president.  The high court recently affirmed its earlier decision to allow Poe to run for the highest office.

But now, the Commission on Elections has disqualified another presidential candidate, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.  Roxas is the standard bearer of the Aquino administration’s Liberal Party.

Roxas’ disqualification came immediately after an interview on GMA Channel 7 where he said that if he wins the presidency, the people can be assured that they are electing a president that is “110 percent Filipino.”

In an emergency meeting, the  COMELEC unanimously decided to disqualify Roxas because he “exceeded” the required  qualification for presidential candidates.  “The constitution only requires candidaters to be natural-born Filipinos,” the commissioners said.  “Roxas’ claim to  be 110 percent Filipino is mathematically impossible, and it only means that he is 100 percent Filipino plus 10 percent something else, and therefore not a natural-born Filipino.”

Upon learning of the COMELEC ruling, Roxas vowed to elevate his disqualification to the Supreme Court.

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26 Filipino Words, Plus One, Added To Oxford English Dictionary

imageOXFORD, England (The Adobo Chronicles) –  Filipinos, be proud! The Oxford Dictionary of English has added 26 Filipino words that can now be used universally.

Words like mabuhay, barkada, comfort room, kuya, presidentiable and sinigang are now official entries in the famous and respected international dictionary.

But that is not all.

Today, The Adobo Chronicles learned that Oxford Press, which publishes the dictionary, has added a late-breaking item to the book’s latest edition.

That word is ‘PNoy.’

Many Filipinos, of course, know that PNoy refers to their incumbent president, but the entry has nothing to do with NoyNoy Aquino.  Or maybe it does.

Oxford defines PNoy as a noun which refers to an individual who is clueless, or inside a bubble.

Here’s a list of the other 26 Filipino words that have been added.