NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist may be suffering from progeria, the premature aging disease.
This was the conclusion reached today by an international group of medical experts meeting in New York City for their annual convention.
The experts, however, said that Thunberg’s case is unique because her disease affects only her thinking and speaking, not her physical appearance.
The teenager recently made headlines for her angry, impassioned speech before a gathering of environmental officials and advocates. She accused adults of ruining her childhood by their inaction on climate change issues.
’”She looks like a 16-year old, but thinks and speaks like a 60-year old,” the experts said, “and that is a clear symptom of pre-mature aging.”
They, however, hope that Thunberg’s speeches are mere scripts prepared by other, real 60-year olds, and not really her own.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Baguio has moved quickly to deal with the stinky situation resulting from the closure of a major dumpsite in the city.
With the suspension of Irisan dumpsite, city residents have been advised that garbage collectors will no longer collect biodegradable trash (nabubulok).
But not to worry. The Baguio City Council has passed a resolution authorizing the shipment of compostable waste to Australia.
A spokesperson for the City Government told The Adobo Chronicles that two large shipping containers will arrve shortly and will be stationed at City Hall’s parking lot. Residents can then bring their nabubulok trash to City Hall.
Once full, containers will be shipped to Australia for composting. The compost will then be shipped back to Baguio to be used as fertilizer by fruit and vegetable farmers in neighboring La Trinidad.
All’s well that ends well in the Summer Capital of the Philippines.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte has had it with Baguio City’s evironmental and other problems. He has ordered the closure of the Philippines’ Summer Capital for six months.
This after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced on Saturday, June 29, that it has ordered the closure of the Irisan open dumpsite in Baguio City. This has prompted garbage collectors to inform city residents that they will no longer be collecting biodegradable trash.
”I cannot allow the site of my (Presidential) Summer Mansion House to be in a stinking city,” Duterte said.
Duterte had previously closed Boracay island for rehabilition, with great success. He expects to do the same for Baguio.