MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Proving once again that his policies and actions are dictated by science and not by politics, President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed one of his critics to a top Cabinet-level position.
Self-proclaimed investigative journalist-turned-hydrologist Raissa Robles is the Administration’s new Flooding Czar.
Duterte was impressed by Robles expert analysis regarding flooding in Metro Manila.
In her latest tweets, Robles blamed the Dolomite Beach at Manila Bay for the extensive flooding going in the metropolis.
To back her credentials and expertise, Robles said she has been covering flooding in Metro Manila and Central Luzon since 1984. Such an impressive resumé!
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has a piece of advice for. Carlos Yulo, Filipino gymnast who is competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
Yulo could possibly be the first Filipino to win gold in the Olympics. He is currently World Artistic Gymnastics champion.
In a text message to Yulo, Robredo said that if the Filipino olympian wins the gold in Tokyo, he should salute the Philippine flag when the national anthem is played during the medal awards ceremony.
Robredo is known for saluting the Philippine flag, despite being a civilian, instead of the usual protocol of putting the hand against the chest.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao may not be able to return to his country after his title fight next month with Errol Spence, Jr. in Las Vegas.
The reason? President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a report by CNN Philippines’ Triciah Terada, is mulling closing his country’s borders if the spread of Covid-19 continues to accelerate.
This puts in jeopardy Pacquiao’s planned candidacy for President in the 2022 elections and the chance to prove his allegations of widespread government corruption under the current Administration.