Category Archives: Environment

After Smoking Ban, Duterte Issues ‘No NoyNoying’ Executive Order


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Shortly after signing the Executive Order (EO) implementing a nationwide, comprehensive smoking ban, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued another historic order: ‘No NoyNoying.’

Noynoying (pronounced noy-noy-YING ) is a term used to describe one’s inaction despite having the responsibility to do something.

The term originated from a protest gimmick in the form of neologism which critics of former Philippines 🇵🇭  President Benigno Aquino III have used to question his work ethic, alleging inaction on Aquino’s part on the issues of disaster response and of rising oil prices.

Malacañang said that the ‘NoyNoying’ ban is consistent with the President’s campaign against government corruption.  It will make it illegal for any government official or employee to just sit around doing nothing while being paid his or her salary and bonuses from taxpayer money.

The new EO requires all government offices to display the ‘No NoyNoying’ sign in conspicuous places to remind their personnel about the new law.



Climate Change: As Temperature Dips To Record Levels, Baguio’s Plants Start Acting Weird

img_9214BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – The cold spell in the city is now on its down trend after the mercury level dropped to a chilly 7.3 degrees Celsius Wednesday morning which is now the fourth lowest temperature in the history of the Philippines’ undisputed Summer Capital.

From the 8 degrees Celsius lowest temperature recorded by the local office of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Tuesday morning, the mercury level further dropped opening the floodgates of the occurrence of frost in highly elevated areas in Benguet and Mountain Province that pose a serious threat to the growth of semi-temperate vegetables that are on their vegetative and flowering stages.

Baguio freezes

As residents and tourists bundled up, the city’s most popular produce started acting up in the weirdest of ways.

Carrots embraced each other, strawberries turned purple or violet and became iced fruit candies, broccoli flowers have sprouted like cactus plants, and eggplants are mimicking penguins.

All because of climate change.

Will Baguio’s experience finally convince non-believers? Someone please share this with Donald Trump!