BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – It opened with much fanfare, but SM Baguio’s new sky terrace was a big disappointment to many residents.
“Some 60 mature pine and other trees were uprooted to give way to a shadeless promenade and synthetic green grass,” netizens complained.
But there is hope.
Coming at a time when Manila Bay donned a new look with imported dolomite from Cebu, SM Baguio is seriously considering replacing the synthetic grass with fake white sand.
”It would be quite an attraction to create a white sand beach atmosphere even without the benefit of a bay,” a spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles. “We’ve seen how Manila Sands was well received by many.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vista Land, the subdivision and home development company owned by the family of Senator Cynthia Villar, has submitted a bid to construct a condo hotel (condotel) along the new Manila Sands.
Manila Sands is that portion of Manila Bay that was retrofitted with dolomite from Cebu to create a new look — white sandy beach a la Boracay.
The day before the beach opened to the public, Senator Villar visited the site with her developers to finalize the design for the tourist-oriented condotel.
”I totally see the revenue potential of this project and it is definitely in line with our company’s “Acquire, Acquire, Acquire” program to convert farmlands and prime real estate into profitable business ventures,” Villar told The Adobo Chronicles.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reno liver spread has been a Filipino household favorite for over 50 years. It was a default spread on pan de sal that school kids take for their recess. It has also been the “secret” ingredient for some of the best Filipino dishes like adobo and kaldereta.
Now, the local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against selling, buying or consuming this biggest little can in the world for the reason that it has not been registered under this regulatory agency for food, drugs and supplements.
Today, the makers of Reno liver spread told The Adobo Chronicles that they are filing a quo warranto case against the FDA, claiming that their paté-like product has been grandfathered by default.
Reno liver spread has been enjoyed by Filipinos since 1958. The FDA was founded only in 1966.
(Quo warranto is a special form of legal action used to resolve a dispute over whether a specific person has the legal right to hold the public office that he or she occupies.)
So the question is: Which came first? The chicken or the egg?