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PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT AQUINO APPOINTS SISTER KRIS ACTING PRESIDENT

Kris Aquino welcoming Mexican President Nieto (screen grab from  Aquino's Instagram account)
Kris Aquino welcoming Mexican President Nieto (screen grab from Aquino’s Instagram account)

Manila, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles ) – In the Philippines, the Vice President is but a titular figure, especially if his name is Jejomar Binay.

As if Binay doesn’t already have enough headache facing multiple charges and investigations on unexplained wealth and alleged corruption while he was mayor of the City of Makati, he has just been totally snubbed by President NoyNoy Aquino.

Aquino, who is currently out of the country attending a summit meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Myanmar, appointed his sister, actress and TV host Kris, as acting president.

In her first official act as acting president, Kris welcomed the charismatic President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto to the Philippines at the Villamor Airbase on Thursday night. Nieto was on his way to Australia but had to make a two-hour layover in Manila for his plane’s refueling.

Kris posted on her Instagram account a photo of her short encounter with Nieto, whose movie star-like appeal made him a favorite politician in his home country. Along with Kris was her friend and TV co-host Boy Abunda.

Nieto
Nieto

Kris said they had an “informative conversation” with Nieto.

Kris wore a strapless, low-cut black cocktail dress, hoping to impress the 48-year-old good-looking Nieto. She was visibly disappointed when Nieto emerged from his plane with his wife, First Lady Angelica Rivera.

The openly-gay Boy Abunda’s reaction upon seeing Nieto was the exact opposite to that of Aquino. Think about eye candy!

SURVEY: NINETY FIVE PERCENT OF AMERICANS CAN’T NAME THEIR VICE PRESIDENT, LT. GOVERNOR

Can you identify this man?
Can you identify this man?

San Jose, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Quick, without googling it: who is your state’s lieutenant governor?  Apparently 95% of Americans don’t know who their lieutenant governors are.  Worse, the same Americans can’t name the Vice President of the United States.

In a new survey conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, only 5% of the 1,000 individuals  questioned knew who their lieutenant governor is.  The same 5% also correctly named Joe Biden as the sitting Vice President.  Not surprisingly, all of those who answered correctly were newly-naturalized citizens who recently took and passed the U.S. citizenship exam.

As a bonus question, the survey asked respondents if they knew who LeBron James and Kim Kardashian were. One hundred percent answered in the affirmative.

The survey has margin of error of plus or minus three percent.