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War On Terror: Donald Trump Wants To Ban All Filipinos From Entering U.S.

imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Previously, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed banning all Muslim travel to the United States in order to prevent ISIS from planning and executing terrorist activity.  Now he also wants to ban all Filipinos.

Trump’s new call under the war on terror came just hours after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for clashes between militants linked to the group and Philippine soldiers this week that led to the death of 23 people.

The army said the military had attacked a stronghold of rebels linked to Islamic State on the island of Basilan led by an insurgent for whom the U.S. State Department has offered a bounty of up to $5 million.

“With the grace of god we were able to detonate seven trucks carrying soldiers,” an Islamic State statement said.

Trump said that this latest encounter in Basilan shows that ISIS has arrived in the Philippines and that “we need to make sure that Filipinos affiliated with the terror group are banned from entering the U.S.”

As for the estimated 4 Million Filipinos already in the U.S., Trump said he has not closed the door to their possible incarceration if they become a threat to national security.

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Filipinos Very Confused About The May 9 Presidential Elections

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In the U.S., voters are confused about how delegates are awarded to the presidential candidates in the country’s state primaries, caucuses and conventions.  In the Philippines, voters are very confused. Period.

Earlier, we reported that overseas Filipino voters have complained that they do not recognize two candidates in the official election ballot:  Mar Roxas Daang Matuwid for president and Leni Robredo Daang Matuwid for vice president. They don’t recall the Daang Matuwids ever filing their certificates of candidacy before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

Now, Filipinos participating in the 7-Eleven presidential poll in which soda buyers can vote by picking the cup bearing the name and image of their candidates of choice, are complaining as well.

The latest total results show that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is leading in individual 7-Eleven stores as well as all stores combined, by a very wide margin: 58% compared to the runner-up at 14%.

But voters are confused as to who the runner-up in the poll is.  His/her name is Undecided.  And just like with the Daang Matuwids, Filipinos don’t remember Undecided filing a certificate of candidacy.

The COMELEC has a lot of explaining to do these days.

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For First Time Ever, Filipinos Will Not Get To See Pacquiao’s Upcoming Fight On TV

June 9, 2012: Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-2-2, 38 KOs) lost a very controversial twelve round split decision against unbeaten WBO jr welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
June 9, 2012: Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-2-2, 38 KOs) lost a very controversial twelve round split decision against unbeaten WBO jr welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Every time Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao fights in the ring, it goes without saying that Filipinos will get to see him and his opponent.  Live. On TV. In the Philippines.

It has been said that each time there is a Pacquiao match, the Philippines comes to a standstill. Traffic becomes unbelievably light, crime rate drops to zero, everyone is glued to television sets, and even the anti-government rebels declare an unofficial ceasefire.

Well, that’s not going to happen when Pacquiao faces Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada —  his third match with the American welterweight champion.

It has to do with politics and Philippine law.

You see, Pacquiao, an incumbent congressman, is running for a Senate seat in the May 9, 2016 Philippine elections.  By law, candidates running for office must get equal time on television, which means that if shown on TV in the Philippines, the Pacquiao-Bradley fight will put all other Philippine Senate candidates at a disadvantage in terms of television exposure.

A commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Elections has already warned Pacquiao that if his fight is shown on TV in the Philippines, he will have to face serious consequences.

Rowena Guanzon said that Pacquiao will have to refrain from the boxing ring during his campaign for a Senate seat in the coming May 9 elections.

So, instead of dropping from the senatorial race, Pacquiao agreed that his fight will not be shown on Philippine television at all.

Pacquiao fans, however, are urging him to drop his senatorial bid instead so that they can watch his match with Bradley, live on TV, on April 9.