Category Archives: Economy

Leni Blames Duterte For Low Peso Exchange Against The U.S. Dollar

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Nothing that President Rodrigo Duterte says or does escapes scrutiny by Vice President Leni Robredo — from the war on drugs to the Administration’s Covid-19 response. The U.S. Dollar to PH Peso exchange rate is no exception.

Today, Robredo lambasted Duterte for the suffering being experienced right now by Filipinos who earn their living or pension in the American currency.

The VP said she commiserates with the U.S. dollar-earning Filipinos whose incomes have been greatly reduced.

“If I become President, one of my priorities in my first 100 days is to make sure that the U.S. dollar will command a much higher rate for the Philippine peso.

Looks like Robredo’s economic managers failed to brief her that a lower PH exchange rate for the US dollar actually means the peso is strong against the dollar and bodes well for the 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.