MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ongoing Congressional hearings on the broadcast franchise for ABS-CBN may all be moot and academic, as the Lopez-owned conglomerate announced it has been granted not one, but several franchises.
A spokesperson for ABS-CBN Holdings told The Adobo Chronicles that the new franchises include operations in several cities in the Philippines and in the United States.
The new franchises were signed today in Manila between officers of ABS-CBN and ChowKing.
The spokesperson said ABS-CBN is really excited about its new fastfood venture. It will continue to use its popular meme of “In the (food) service of the Filipino.”
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) –It’s been over 40 days since the government put in place an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) throughout the entire island of Luzon.
You’ve scrubbed all your pots and pans, your toilet is squeaky clean, your closet has been organized in a way it has never been before in your entire life. So what is left to do to while away the remaining hours and days of your home confinement?
In the interest of public service, The Adobo Chronicles is sharing this to-do list put together by our home and social experts to keep you from losing your otherwise elite composure, or your sanity during this period of ECQ:
- Remember your collection of torn denim pants? They’ll probably go out of fashion when this Covid-19 crisis is over. Patch them all up. It’ll lessen entry points for the virus.
- While you’re at it, sew up all the holes in your pairs of socks.
- Time to clean up the molds on your collection of shoes!
- You may have missed cleaning the Last Supper painting and giant spoon and fork woodcarving hanging on your wall. Dust them up!
- You’ve been receiving tons of Facebook friend request lately, haven’t you? Accept them all — common friend or no common friend — then go back and unfriend them one by one. Then repeat.
- It’s time to delete all those embarrassing photos of yourself that you have posted on your Facebook page.
- Now is a good time to check the expiry dates of the cans and cans of sardines, pork and beans, and soups in your cupboard. And don’t forget the cartons of orange juice and milk in your fridge!
- Haven’t you had enough collection of empty cardboard and styrofoam boxes you saved from your takeout meals? You know what to do. And don’t forget your collection of used plastic spoons and forks.
- You’ve had the plastic covering on your couch and dining chairs long enough. Discard them! They may be harboring unwanted viruses and bacteria!
- How many jars of spare coins do you have sitting on top of your credenza? Roll them up by denomination and give them to the homeless. They especially need them in this time of crisis.
- When was the last time you gave your Shih Tzu a bath?
Do you have other suggested activities? Let us know in the comments section. We’re in this together. We heal as one!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As the Philippines faces enormous challenges brought about by the continued threat of the coronavirus, lawmakers have come forward with their own suggestions and recommendations to their respective constituents to try to put a stop to COVID-19.
For her part, Senator Cynthia Villar has urged Filipinos to plant vegetables in their backyard so that they don’t have to go out and buy their food. She has distributed vegetable seeds.
In addition, Villar told The Adobo Chronicles that she and her family have decided to distribute parcels of land — for free — from their huge real estate empire to be used for agricultural farming.
This was welcome news especially among the country’s small farmers whose income has been impacted by the rice tariffication law which Villar authored. Under the law, the role of the National Food Authority has been reduced to building buffer stocks. The law also grants licenses to private traders to undertake rice importation for the country.
For information about the land distribution, please visit Camella.com and Vista.com.