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If Elected President, Donald Trump Will Not Live In The White House

The Trump hotels in Las Vegas, left, and Doral
The Trump hotels in Las Vegas, left, and Doral

DES MOINES, Iowa (The Adobo Chronicles) – Since he launched his bid to be the Republican nominee for president of the United States, Donald Trump has made many promises, but nothing has caught the attention of the media and electorate more than what he said today in Iowa, on the eve of the first caucus of the 2016 presidential elections season.

If elected president of the United States, Trump says he will not live in the White House.

Instead, the billionaire candidate will establish his own White House outside of Washington, D.C. — as a matter of fact two of them : one in Florida and another in Nevada.  Trump’s White House (s) will be headquartered in the Trump hotels in Doral and Las Vegas.

“This will bring the White House — and the president — closer to the people,” Trump declared. He also indicated that he will not be using Airforce One or Marine One. Rather, he said he will be using his own private jet at no cost to the taxpayers.

The Adobo Chronicles asked Trump what will happen to the media and the White House press corps when he travels across the country or abroad.

“Well, they just have to book their own commercial flights and follow me around,” he said.

Thousands of miles away in the Philippines, a leading presidential candidate said that if elected president, he will not live in Malacañang — the Filipino counterpart of the White House — because he likes to sleep in his own bed. His bed is in Davao City of which he is currently the mayor.

Rodrigo Duterte said he will commute daily from Manila to Davao using a private jet of his friend.  Davao is about a hour and forty-five minutes by plane from Manila, which is a far way shorter commute than being stuck in daily traffic on Metro Manila’s streets.



Philippine City Home To Cultural Landmark Occupied By Ghosts

Laperal Mansion ( Photo: Richard Balonglong/Inquirer Northern Luzpn)
Laperal Mansion ( Photo: Richard Balonglong/Inquirer Northern Luzon)

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines ( The Adobo Chronicles ) – The Great Wall of China. The Egyptian Pyramids. Rome’s Colosseum. The U.K.’s  Stonehedge. India’s Taj Mahal. These are among the most famous historical and cultural landmarks in the world — built by humans.

But Baguio City in the Philippines holds the distinction of being the site of a unique historical and cultural landmark — built by humans and cared for by spirits (translation: ghosts).

The National Museum of the Philippines has recently declared the Laperal Mansion, fondly called ‘The White House,’ among four century-old buildings in the summer capital as cultural landmarks of the country. It said that  “these ancestral houses and public structures are reflective of the nation’s history, enduring the elements of time and preserving the nostalgia of Filipino art and culture in the 18th century for posterity.”

The Laperal White House is an eye-catching Victorian edifice along Leonard Road. There have been many stories including those of passersby seeing a little girl standing motionless on the third step of the staircase that fronts the house. Some have spotted a woman looking out its glass windows. Some have heard angry voices and loud noises from inside the empty house. Others have claimed they had this awful feeling of being unwelcome and being watched once inside. The security guards are also terrified to go in at night.

At the height of World War II, terror knocked on door of the mansion in the form of Japanese soldiers. The house was transformed into a garrison, where — if some stories are to be believed — they brutally tortured and murdered many, including members of the Laperal family.

While the mansion, since 2013, has been transformed into a gallery of Filipino artwork based on bamboo and wood, many come in less for the displays, but more for the ‘supernatural’ experience. Boooo!

DISCLAIMER: The Adobo Chronicles commissioned a ghost writer to help with this story.




The Salahis (File photo by AP)
The Salahis (File photo by AP)
WASHINGTON, D.C.  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Remember Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who gatecrashed a 2009 White House dinner honoring Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh? Well, they’re at it again.

The Salahis managed to get into the guest list for Wednesday’s welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis at the White House South Lawn.

Secret Service personnel reviewing the guest list discovered something unusual on the guest list. It included  two familiar names : Mother Theresa and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Both names were traced back to the Salahis.

Pope Francis arrives in Washington Tuesday and will visit New York and Philadelphia. It’s the Pontiff’s first visit to the United States.