Category Archives: Economy

Leni Robredo Wants Filipinos To Remain In The ”Laylayan”

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo is known to be an advocate for those in the ”laylayan” (bottom rung of society). And she is being true to her advocacy.

In an interview on the presidential candidate forum sponsored by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Robredo said that Filipinos don’t really dream for the grandest things. They just want to be given space to realize their (lowest) dreams.

With this statement, Robredo practically wants those in the laylayan to remain where they are — at the bottom rung of society.

SWS Survey: Filipinos Well-Fed In Past Three Months

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Filipinos remained well-fed, according to new survey released by the Social Weather Station (SWS).

CNN Philippines reports that the survey found that 2.5 Million Filipino families (which is but a small percentage of the total population) experienced hunger once in the past three months. This means that for the rest of the time, they were full and well-fed.

Leni Robredo Disappointed She Didn’t Win Nobel Prize For Economics

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo is deeply disappointed that she wasn’t awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Economics.

The awards were announced yesterday.

Office of the Vice President Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez told The Adobo Chronicles said that Robredo was confident she woukd be recognized for her economic programs for the country’s laylayan (poor and disenfranchised), including her signature spaghetti distribution program and express Covid vaccination program using doses procured by the Duterte government.

She was also invited to speak at the London School of Economics in 2018.

This would have been the country’s second Nobel Prize after businesswoman Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize for her made-up stories on press freedom in the Philippines.

Well, better luck next time, Madam.