MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros knows the power of social media, and so she uses her Twitter account to criticize the Duterte administration and everything and everyone that’s connected to the President, including China.
In an obvious reference to China’s claim over territories in the South China Sea that the Philippines asserts its sovereignty over, Hontiveros posted a selfie wearing a face mask she ordered from the online shopping portal Lazada.
The mask had an inscription that says, “Amin ang Pinas,” (The Philippines is ours).
In her caption, she stated: “To China: Amin ang Pinas. Ngayon at magpakailanman.” (To China: the Philippines is ours. Now and forever.)
But alas, Hontiveros failed to notice the fine print on the face mask she wore. It was made in China!
Many netizens also noticed her selfie showed her with a clenched fist, a trademark widely attributed to Duterte and his supporters.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – After weeks of intense negotiations among TV executives and producers, FPJ’S “Ang Probinsyano” is moving from the defunct ABS-CBN to TV 5.
The announcement all but kills speculation that the long-running teleserye which stars Coco Martin is finally coming to an end.
The continuing prime time series on TV 5 will, however, be given a new title, “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa,” inspired by Senator Bong Go’s repatriation program of the same name.
Long live, Cardo!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) is known to be quite generous in recognizing the accomplishments of its officials and personnel as well as good-performing LGUs.
Today, DILG announced it was honoring its own Undersecretary, Martin Diño, for exemplary performance in his relatively short stint as the No. 2 man at the agency. It is adding his name to its prestigious “Hall of Shame.”
The recognition cites two main reasons for awarding Diño with this great honor:
1. His previous statement to the press that human rights are suspended in a state of calamity, and
2. His most recent suggestion that Covid-19 patients be publicly shamed.
”These bold public statements by Diño shows his courage in challenging even the most sensitive issues and policies of our government, something that we seldom see among officials of the administration, “ DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said.