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It’s In The Stars: Hillary Clinton And Bongbong Marcos Will Become Presidents

Clinton, left, and Marcos
Clinton, left, and Marcos

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – When it comes to celebrity deaths, it is believed that they always come in three’s.  But as far as becoming president, it comes in two’s.

With that said, we are now predicting that Hillary Clinton will become the next president of the United States, and while Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, is a candidate for vice president, he will eventually become president of his country.

It’s in the stars.  We only have to look back at history.

George W. Bush (the 43rd president) is the son of George Bush (the 41st president).

John Quincy Adams (the 6th president) was the son of John Adams (the 2nd president).

Benjamin Harrison (the 23rd president) was the grandson of William Henry Harrison (the 9th president).

James Madison (the 4th president) and Zachary Taylor (the 12th president) were second cousins.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (the 32nd president) was a fifth cousin of Theodore Roosevelt (the 26th president).

Ergo, Hillary, the wife of  Bill Clinton (the 42nd president), will win in this year’s elections and become the 45th president).

In the Philippines, incumbent President NoyNoy Aquino is the son of former President Cory Aquino.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.

In as far as this year’s Philippine presidential elections are concerned, while Senator Grace Poe has consistently topped national polls, her rival, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, could get elected.  He is the son for former Senator Gerry Roxas who is the only son of Manuel Roxas, the first president of the Third Philippine Republic.

If it’s in the stars, you can bet on it!



Philippines Takes Cue From Miss Universe On The Return Of U.S. Military Bases

imageMANILA, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles) – When Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was asked during last month’s Miss Universe pageant what she thought about the return of U.S. military bases in her country, she said she wouldn’t have any problem with that, noting that Filipinos are always welcoming of Americans.

We all know, of course, that Wurtzbach went on to win the crown, albeit after a short confusion when host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner, Miss Colombia.

Filipinos have a high regard for their boxers, beauty queens and screen idols, more than they do for their politicians.  So, in a move that pleased Uncle Sam, the Philippines announced that it is set to offer the U.S. military the use of not one, not two, but eight bases.  This, after the country’s Supreme Court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China.

The facilities include the former US Clark airbase and air and naval facilities on the southwestern island of Palawan which faces the South China Sea, the focus of territorial disputes with China.

The court decision allows for the full implementation of the Enhanced Defense Co-operation Agreement (EDCA), signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges from groups opposed to US military involvement in the Philippines, a US colony from 1898 to 1946.

Incidentally, the Philippines will hold its next presidential elections in May. So when it comes to  who should be elected the next president, just ask Wurtzbach, Manny Pacquiao or Aldub. Whomever they choose or endorse will be a sure winner!




imageTOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles®) – The United States soccer team  routed Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup today.

Team USA scored two goals within three minutes, and was ahead 4-1 at halftime. While Japan did ultimately score two goals on the previously unstoppable American defense, it was never even close to being enough to compete with the U.S. team.

The game ended up being the highest-scoring final game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and avenged America’s loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup.

But the final game wasn’t the end of the story.

Minutes after its devastating loss to the United States, Japan filed a formal protest before the FIFA Board of Governors, seeking to disqualify the U.S. team  and asked that the World Cup trophy be withdrawn and instead be awarded to Japan.

In its formal petition, Japan said that the American team was coached by Jillian Ellis who is openly lesbian.  Two U.S. team members, Ali Krieger and Abby Wambach are openly gay as well.

Japan argued that “this is supposed to be the Women’s World Cup, not the Lesbian World Cup. Our team was put at a heavy disadvantage.”

The Adobo Chronicles® tried to reach FIFA and the U.S. Women’s soccer team for comment on Japan’s petition, but was unsuccessful.  It looks like the celebration is in full swing and cell phones have been silenced.