MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was only a few days ago that Harry Roque slammed NFA Administrator Jason Aquino for what the Presidential Spokesperson believed was the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating declined in the latest Pulse Asia Survey.
Now, the same Roque is praising the same Aquino for a new survey, this time from the Social Weather Stations (SWS), showing Duterte’s satisfaction rating increasing by 5 percentage points from the previous survey.
”I think the Filipino people are now beginning to see a marked improvement in the supply and prices of NFA rice, thanks to the arrival of rice imports . Their stomachs are now full so there is no longer any reason for them to be dissatisfied with this administration, and we owe a debt of gratitude to Jason Aquino,” Roque said.
In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Roque admitted that he was too quick to pass judgment on Aquino. “ Instead, I should have blamed this administration’s silence and inaction on the Dengvaxia issue for the decline in Duterte’s rating in the Pulse Asia Survey,” Roque concluded.
Moral of the story: think before you speak.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Hoping to reach out to a captive audience of 5 Million Filipinos, Starbucks Philippines announced today that beginning October 1, its hot or iced mocha will be served in limited edition cups bearing the image of, who else, Mocha Uson.
In order to avail of the custom cups, customers must order mocha. Regular coffee, tea or juices will not be served in the special cups.
Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, a spokesperson for Starbucks Philippines said that this is part of the coffee company’s overall marketing strategy to increase its dwindling number of customers. “Imagine if all 5 Million followers of Uson will come in to our stores and buy some hot or iced mocha?”
So what are you waiting for? Visit a Starbucks near you soon!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol is a very busy man these days. First he has to deal with the short supply of NFA rice and the increasing prices of commercial rice. Then he also has to resolve the hot issue of the high prices of sili.
Well, problem solved, as far as sili is concerned.
Today, Piñol told The Adobo Chronicles that President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go signal for the Philippine government to import an undisclosed number of metric tons of sili from the South American country, Chile.
Piñol said this would greatly alleviate the burden of many Filipinos regarding their supply of sili and ensure their continued enjoyment of popular and traditional cuisine such as Bicol Express, sisig, laing and many other local delicacies.
Asked why PH chose to import from Chile instead of nearby countries like Thailand or Vietnam, Piñol said Duterte likes the rhyme between sili and Chile.
Well, whatever works!