Category Archives: Food

Shortage Of Lechon And Adobo Reported In The Philippines

C63BA3FB-B71E-4710-8299-DBBBBA7CDD31.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ongoing workers’ strike at NutriAsia in Marilao, Bulacan province is having serious, unintended consequences. The workers are protesting against the company’s practice of contractualization.

Restaurants and carinderias nationwide are reporting a shortage of the Filipino food classics lechon and adobo. 

They could not cook or serve lechon without Mang Tomas sauce, or adobo without Silver Swan soy sauce and Datu Puti vinegar — all of which are branded products of NutriAsia.

But the strike has not affected the operations of The Adobo Chronicles.  We will continue to bring you up-to-date, unbelievable and deliciously-cooked news, including the latest on the NutriAsia strike.


Adobo Chronicles Exclusive: Buhay Carinderia’s P80 Million Budget Revealed


Montano, left, with Teo

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief Cesar Montano broke his silence yesterday on the controversial “Buhay Carinderia” project, tagging resigned tourism secretary Wanda Teo in the project.

Montano claimed Teo, who personally knows Linda Legaspi of Marylindbert International, had referred the project to him for funding.

It was Legaspi who received the P80-million fund and conceptualized Buhay Carinderia, Montano stressed. 

62E403A2-193E-441A-9013-11EF4BD4D71CThe Adobo Chronicles investigative team obtained a copy of the ‘Buhay Carinderia’ project budget which has been forwarded to the Commission on Audit (COA) for review and appropriate action.

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Filipinos to NoyNoy Aquino: Leave Our Manggang Hilaw Alone!

7EAF8F99-9EAD-4BA7-B6D9-D71F2609D899MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former President NoyNoy Aquino took to Twitter just hours after the Supreme Court voted, 8-6, to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post as Chief Justice.

Aquino compared the SC ruiling to unripened manggo which he says is sour and leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

PNoy’s comment angered many Filipinos who are avid fans of raw or unripened manggo, known in the vernacular as manggang hilaw.

“The more sour the manggo is, the more delicious,” one raw manggo fan told The Adobo Chronicles.  “Kaya nga sinasamahan ng bagoong. That makes the raw manggo even more delectable.”

Other raw manggo fans took to social media to lambast Aquino. “Leave our manggang hilaw alone,” they decried.