Category Archives: Economy

Maginhawa Community Pantry Inspires Generosity Among Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It started with one community pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, and it blossomed into hundreds of similar spots all across the country.

The idea behind the community pantry was for anyone to take anything from the makeshift cart according to need, and for others to donate items according to their capacity.

Now, the community pantry has caught the entire Philippines like wildfire, and variations have also been seen in many places.

One community pantry offers free liquor, and another offers free cash. These have been quite popular among both takers and givers.

Only in the Philippines…

Robredo: Enough With Government Propaganda, Distribute spaghetti!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo chided the Duterte Administration for what she called government “propaganda” in dealing with the country’s problems, including the decline in Gross National Product (GDP).

“Enough with propaganda,”she told online news source Rappler. “What we need is real action.”

Robredo said the Office of the Vice President has, all along, been focused on real solutions to the country’s problems, including hunger and poverty. She cited as an example, OVP’s recent distribution of servings of spaghetti to needy residents of San Mateo, Rizal.

No propaganda. Just spaghetti.

Philippines’ VP Rewrites History, extending WW II By Two Years.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Leni Robredo, the Philippines’ Vice President, is not only a math and economics expert, she’s also a historian!

In her radio show yesterday, she said that her country’s GDP under the coronavirus pandemic, is the worst since 1947 — during the war.

All along, world historians have written that World War II began in 1939 and ended in 1945. But Robredo thinks the war extended well into 1947!