MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – At least 9 in 10 Filipinos said they are happy and satisfied with life in general nowadays, making it the highest happiness rate in the past 20 years, based on a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results.
As a follow-up to the SWS survey, The Adobo Chronicles sent its investigative reporters to find out who comprise the 10 percent of Filipinos who are not happy. Here’s a random sampling of our findings in various venues:
Boracay Mansion – VP Leni Robredo
Senate – Alfonso Trillanes
Camp Crame – Incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima
Archbishop’s Palace – Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Socrates Villegas
Australia – Jim Paredes
U.S. – Loida Nicolas-Lewis
News Media – Rappler’s Maria Ressa
Social Media – Cynthia Patag
Book Authors – Raissa Robles
Film – Agot Isidro
Women – Senator Risa Hontiveros
Men – Self-confessed murderer Arthur Lascañas
Children – Name withheld, still under legal age
Retired Politicians – Ex-President NoyNoy Aquino
Retired Film and TV personalities – Kris Aquino
Activists – Gabriela
Propagandists – Georgina
Landgrabbers – Luisita
The Adobo Chronicles’ random sampling has no margin of error.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – IKEA, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture and home appliances giant, will soon open its very first store in the Philippines, as confirmed by Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries.
But Fries said the Philippine store will be like no other.
In an effort to utilize indigenous materials and promote products that reflect the true identity of the Philippines, IKEA will be showcasing and selling do-it-yourself items that include:
Giant Spoon and Fork Woodcarved Wall Decor
Woodcarved Giant Hand Chairs
Last Supper Wall Frames
Easy-to-assemble karaoke machines
IKEA said it will continue to explore items that it will be showcasing, including furniture, appliances and home accessories made of sea shells, bamboo, rattan — even leather shoes and flipflops made in Marikina.
It’s more fun in the Philippines. IKEA will make it all the more fun!
CUPERTINO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – In its most recent quarterly report, Apple said it sold 231 million iPhones in the past 12 months. That’s almost 20 million power month or 667,000 per day.
Alas, in just the last 24 hours, iPhone sales dropped by almost 80 percent, mostly in the American market.
Thanks to the Republicans who on Monday night released a 123-page bill to repeal Obamacare. Analysts have said that the new plan will cost Americans more, cost taxpayers more, provide less coverage, and force millions to lose their coverage.
But hope is not lost.
Republic Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight committee told the “Today” show yesterday morning that all Americans need to do is to stop buying iPhones and instead invest their money in their own healthcare.
But as one door closes, another opens.
eBay told The Adobo Chronicles that online business through their portal increased by 50 percent, mostly due to Americans selling their used iPhones so that they can pay for their healthcare.