Category Archives: Business

IATF Orders Total Lockdown Of Home Depot In Ortigas!

PASIG CITY,  Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Pasig Bureau) – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Covid-19 has shown it means serious business when promulgating  minimim standard protocols for citizens and businesses to follow in the effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Among the protocols IATF has asked citizens to be always mindful of are the wearing of face masks, physicial distancing, and washing of hands. It has also advised Filipinos to “stay at home” except for undertaking essentials like buying food and medicine, or unless authorized to be out and about.

Today, IATF ordered the total lockdown of CW Home Depot in Ortigas, Pasig City  after police discovered the home furnishings warehouse almost filled to capacity. There was absolutely no more room for physical distancing and many customers weren’t even wearing masks.

The Adobo Chronicles  interviewed several of the customers as they were being escorted out of the warehouse store. They couldn’t understand why the Home Depot was cited and closed for violating the health protocols when IATF specifically asked people to stay at home.

The Philippine National Police is also investigating possible similar violations at other CW Home branches across Metro Manila.

Another communications failure by PCOO and the Office of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque…

ABS-CBN Wins New Franchise!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ongoing Congressional hearings on the broadcast franchise for ABS-CBN may all be moot and academic, as the Lopez-owned conglomerate  announced it has been granted not one, but several franchises.

A spokesperson for ABS-CBN Holdings told The Adobo Chronicles that the new franchises include operations in several cities in the Philippines and in the United States.

The new franchises were signed today in Manila between officers of ABS-CBN and ChowKing.

The spokesperson said ABS-CBN is really excited about its new fastfood venture.  It will continue to use its popular meme of “In the (food) service of the Filipino.”

ABS-CBN Refutes BIR Claim, Says 11,000 Employees Include Ghost Writers

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  ABS-CBN is refuting a letter sent to Solicitor General Jose Calida by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)  that  the broadcast network has only 4,401 employees.

 ABS-CBN has consistently claimed that it has a total of 11,000 employees who will lose their jobs with the non-renewal of its franchise.

A spokesperson for the network told The Adobo Chronicles that while it is not denying the 4,401 number, he said that BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay failed to include in his letter the remaining 6,599 ghost writers that it employs for its newscasts, teleseryes and other shows.

You see, even ghosts are entitled to get paid for work done.