QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has her hands full these days. She can’t just sit by idly while “waiting for something to happen to the President.”
Just hours after the terrorist group Maute launched a siege on Marawi City, Robredo and the Office of the Vice President appealed to kind-hearted citizens for donations in order to provide relief to those who were still trapped inside their homes due to the ongoing encounter between government troops and the rebels.
Last night, at about 10:27 p.m., a 5.5 magnitude quake centered near Zambales hit a swath of Luzon island, prompting netizens from Metro Manila to as far as Baguio City to take to their Facebook and other social media accounts to let friends and followers know that they felt the jolt.
Being the forward-thinking Vice President that she is, Robredo ordered the OVP to immediately launch a nationwide appeal for donations to help all those who felt the earthquake.
Donors are asked to contact the OVP to learn how their gift of money 💰 or items can reach those in greatest need. Robredo promised a full accounting of donated funds, in the interest of the Freedom of Information (FOI).
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.
BAGUIO 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.
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!