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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Congress has its hands full in proposing amendments to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, including a provision that a vote for the President will automatically be a vote for his or her Vice Presidential runningmate.

Another major proposed change is a significant revision of the qualifications to run for President.

Senate President Tito Sotto has put forward a proposed amendment that would add a “preferential” qualification for Filipinos wanting to run for President. Sotto’s amendment which critics say is self-serving, adds a new qualification that states, “Previous experience as a film/TV actor preferred.” Sotto is, of course, a film/TV personality.

Sotto’s proposal also adds another qualification that says a Presidential candidate “Must be proficient in the three R’s: reading, writing and ‘rithmetic,’ a move seen as a strategy to disqualify Vice President Leni Robredo from running for President in 2022.

A call by The Adobo Chronicles to the Office of the Vice President has remained unanswered as of press time.

(Many will recall Robredo’s previous math gaffe where she said 40 x 4 = 1,600.)

IATF Issues Guidelines For Opening Of Cinemas

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines is moving closer to the dawn of the “new normal” after proposals that the entire country be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), the least restrictive of the government’s regulative policy aimed curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Among the proposed changes is to open up cinemas on the condition of controlled occupancy (physical distancing) and observance of, according to a Department of Health (DOH) officials, the wearing of face masks, no eating, no calls, and NO BATHROOM BREAKS!

In accordance with the DOH recommendation, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) issued Resolution 69-X that would require all movie patrons to bring their own portable urinals so that they wont’ have the need to use the cinema’s bathroom.

In anticipation of the opening of the cinemas and of the new IATF rules, online shopping portal Lazada is reporting that its supply of portable urinals has been depleted and is currently on back order.