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Senator Grace Poe Bats For Partial Renewal Of ABS-CBN Franchise

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  Senator Grace Poe is being true to form both as an advocate against fake news and a loving daughter to the late Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ).

Today, she filed a Senate resolution calling for the partial renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise which expires this March.

The divisive issue pits those who are for the non-renewal of the franchise against those who are for renewal.

Poe wants to renew the entertainment portion of the franchise while cancelling the broadcast network’s news operations.

ABS-CBN, besides being cited for tax evasion and violation of labor laws, is also accused of being a purveyor of fake, biased news.

”We must continue our crusade against fake news, but we also need to seriously consider the feelings of millions of Filipinos who follow the long-running FPJ’s “Ang Probinsyano” and other teleseryes and variety shows on ABS-CBN,” Poe told The Adobo Chronicles.

Leni Robredo To Return To Batangas With Double Relief Goods

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Batangas Bureau) – The news media are reporting that Vice President Leni Robredo is returning to Batangas to distribute more relief goods to the victims of the Taal Volcano  eruption.

Earlier, Robredo distributed relief packages consisting of 5 pandesal and 1 bottle water.

”This time around,” the Office of the Vice President said, “Robredo will be distributing relief pacakges of 10 pandesal and a sachet of Kopico 3-in-1 coffee.

The OVP promised that during her return trip ths Tuesday, there will be no photo ops or selfies, just the genuine desire to help those who have been affected by this natural calamity.

The Disappearing Act Of Pork At SM Baguio Supermarket

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Grocery shoppers at the SM in Baguio City — the summer capital of the Philippines — are at a quandary over the disappearance of pork from the mall’s supermarket.

For almost a week now, pork was nowhere to be found in the supermarket’s meat and frozen sections.  It has caused  some serious frustration among the locals who depend on SM for their pork supply for their lechon kawali, pata tim, pork adobo, sinigang na baboy, inihaw na baboy, bagnet, and other Filipino pork-based recipes.

When asked, SM Supermarket sales associates simply tell customers that “there has not been a delivery” of pork.

The situation has fueled lots of speculation from pork lovers — ranging from possible ASF (African Swine Fever) which may have affected  the pig population of the supermarket’s supplier to failure of SM to pay their pork suppliers on time.  Others have said that as a business strategy, beef and chicken suppliers may have paid SM a hefty fee to make pork disappear from the supermarket.

It is not clear if this pork shortage only applies to Baguio or other SM   Supermarkets across the country.