Category Archives: Business

Vista Land Bids To Construct Condotel Along Manila Sands

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.

Reno Liver Spread Files Quo Warranto Case Against FDA!

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?

Rappler To Close Its Offices In Philippines, Indonesia!


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler employees are commending their CEO Maria Ressa for her courageous display of concern for them amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, Ressa announced that Rappler was permanently closing down its offices in the Philippines and Indonesia.

The diffcult decision was reached after no less than Rappler reported that the Philippines has surpassed Indonesia as the ASEAN country with the highest number of Covid-19 confirmed cases. The online news source also reported that Indonesia now has the most number of Covid-19 deaths in all of Southeast Asia.

”The health and safety of my employees are my priority concerns and I can’t continue to operate my business in either country without feeling responsible should any of them contract the deadly virus,” Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles.

Asked what her plans are for her business, Ressa said that since she is also a U.S. citizen, she might operate Rappler from the United States while allowing her staff to work from their own homes in the Philippines and Indonesia.

“After all, my staff are used to using Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when reporting or investigating the news,” Ressa added.