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imageBAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It all started with a photograph: a lone chicken crossing a pathway in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Baguio City, Philippines.  The chicken seemed oblivious to the fact that the building behind her slaughters hundreds of its kind every single day as part of its finger-licking menu item.

The photo went viral and reached the desk of KFC’s CEO Muktesh Pant in Louiseville, Kentucky. He was so moved by the chicken, and this prompted him to issue an international directive to all KFC restaurants and franchise stores all over the world.

The directive mandates that each year, on Christmas eve, all KFC restaurant and franchise owners are to pardon a chicken and let it go free to live out the rest of its life.

This move is patterned after the annual Turkey Pardon which happens at The White House during Thanksgiving week.  The Turkey Pardon gives the president of the United States the power and responsibility to pardon one turkey (sometimes two) and grant it reprieve from being slaughtered and served at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

The chicken pardon tradition starts this year, on Christmas eve.

Another testimony to the fact that humans not only have a stomach.  They also have a heart.


Putin, left, and Obama
Putin, left, and Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Tensions between Russia and the United States escalated today as Moscow received word that President Barack Obama has pardoned Turkey.

Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was recently accused of shooting down a Russian military plane for allegedly crossing Turkish airspace.

Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Moscow that “Obama didn’t have the right to issue the pardon since it was not the United States that was the aggrieved party in this international incident.”

The U.S. State Department however said that it was a case of “lost in translation.” Putin was misinformed and wasn’t made aware that the turkey Obama pardoned was a bird, not the country.

It is an annual White House tradition to pardon a turkey to save it from being served for dinner at Thanksgiving.


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is an avid fan of The Adobo Chronicles
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is an avid fan of The Adobo Chronicles

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you live in the Philippines and are reading this story, be forewarned that re-posting it on your Facebook or Instagram account or re-tweeting it is now a crime, punishable by fine and jail time.

Tired of being constantly criticized by The Adobo Chronicles, So What’s News (SWN), The Professional Heckler, Mosquito Press  and many others, President NoyNoy Aquino, with full support from the Senate and the House of Representatives, issued an Executive Order banning re-tweets and re-posts of satirical articles.

The Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently reviewing international laws on Free Speech to see if international sites like The Onion, The Borowitz Report and The Daily Currant, can also be banned from Philippine social media.

The idea for the Executive Order actually came from Turkey.

Recently, a provincial court in Turkey sentenced a college student, Meral Tutcalito one year in prison for the offense of “insulting a public official” by sharing a satirical news story about a regional governor on Twitter.

The trial was held in Adana, a southern Turkish province, after a complaint by the region’s governor, Huseyin Avni Cos, who discovered last year that he had been mocked in a photograph and headline on Zaytung, a Turkish site akin to The Onion.