MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Queen of All Media Kris Aquino just announced that rice will no longer be served at her Chowking franchise restaurants in Quezon City.
She made this announcement in support of her cousin, Senator Bam Aquino, who tweeted that National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino should be fired for what he says the Filipino people are experiencing in as far as short supply and rising prices of rice are concerned.
A survey conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, however, showed that there has not been a short supply of rice in restaurants and carinderias throughout the country. There has not been an increase in rice prices on restaurant menus. Additionally, many restaurants still offer UNLI rice (unlimited rice) on some of their menu items.
But blood is thicker than rice, so we can’t really blame Kris for supporting her cousin in his continued hallucination about runaway prices of rice in the country.
So, if you’re a fan of the ChowKing Lauriat and other rice menus at ChowKing, skip Aquino’s restaurants in Quezon City. There are hundreds of other ChowKing franchises that still serve rice.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Grace Poe is calling for a Senate Hearing on the exhorbitant prices of San Mig Light, particularly in bars, restaurants and hotels.
Next to rice, San Mig Light is probably one of the most sought-after basic commodities among Filipinos.
A bottle of the popular beer costs about P32 in groceries and retail stores. But San Mig Light costs as much as P60 in bars and restaurants, and we’re not even talking about 5-Star Hotels.
”It is my duty to protect consumers, especially potential voters for my re-election, from price gauging and other unfair business practices. This must stop, and I pledge to take this all the way to the prosecution of the guilty parties,” Poe told The Adobo Chronicles.
Well, we’ll drink to that!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senate President Tito Sotto is hoping that his bill mandating a 14th-month pay for non-Government workers will be passed soon.
Meanwhile, Senator Manny Pacquiao has proposed that the annual salaries of all Senators be cut to an equivalent of 14 days’ pay.
Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Pacquiao said that it is only fair that Senators be compensated for the actual amount of work they put in, which is about 14 days total in any given year. “And even those 14 days,” the boxer-turned Senator said, “are spent mostly conducting useless public hearings that do not even aid in legislation.”
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