NOW, or THEN…
NOW, or THEN…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While asking NFA Administrator Jason Aquino to resign is a good step, more needs to be done to arrest the rising prices of rice, Senator Francis Pangilinan said on Tuesday, September 11.
Among other things, some Opposition Senators are asking that charges be filed against Aquino and that the President publicly acknowledge there is a rice crisis.
Taking his cue from the Senators, Duterte just announced that he is appointing Senator Pangilinan as the new NFA Administrator. The President said he is very confident that within 24 hours of Pangilinan assuming the new post, the good Senator would be able to immediately bring down the prices of both commercial and NFA rice, as well as bring about over-sufficiency of this primary staple. “Under Pangilinan’s leadership, the Philippines will become a leading exporter of rice throughout the world,” Duterte said.
Who knew Duterte would even think of crossing party lines to solve some of the country’s major problems?
Is the appointment of Senator Antonio Trillanes as the new Drug Czar in the offing?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Queen of All Media Kris Aquino just announced that rice will no longer be served at her Chowking franchise restaurants in Quezon City.
She made this announcement in support of her cousin, Senator Bam Aquino, who tweeted that National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino should be fired for what he says the Filipino people are experiencing in as far as short supply and rising prices of rice are concerned.
A survey conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, however, showed that there has not been a short supply of rice in restaurants and carinderias throughout the country. There has not been an increase in rice prices on restaurant menus. Additionally, many restaurants still offer UNLI rice (unlimited rice) on some of their menu items.
But blood is thicker than rice, so we can’t really blame Kris for supporting her cousin in his continued hallucination about runaway prices of rice in the country.
So, if you’re a fan of the ChowKing Lauriat and other rice menus at ChowKing, skip Aquino’s restaurants in Quezon City. There are hundreds of other ChowKing franchises that still serve rice.