NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Move over, Maria Ressa. TIME Magazine has a new ‘Most Influential Person’ — Asia’s songbird Regine Velasquez.
For standing up to Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin by questioning his intelligence, for displaying patriotism and defending her country’s territorial rights, and for coming to the defense of giant clams fished out by the Chinese from the West Philippine Sea, TIME has named Velasquez ‘Most Infuential Person in Scarborough Shoal.’
It all started when the pipit (Filipino version of the songbird) tweeted her disgust over Locsin’s comment that the Philippines will not go to war over giant clams:
(And I thought you were smart. I’m just a simple perspn with simple thoughts. These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food they are destroying our waters.)
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) prepares to implement its plan to totally ban provincial buses on EDSA, the fast food giant ChowKing has submitted a proposal to take over the bus terminals as soon as they shut down.
The MMDA plan would eventually close down all provincial bus terminals along the busy thoroughfare. Passengers heading for Northern or Southern Luzon will have to take city buses to catch provincial buses in Bocaue, Bulacan and Santa Rosa, Laguna, respectively.
ChowKing has already put up signs on the facades of Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus and Genesis bus terminals along EDSA in Cubao.
CHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles, Chicago Bureau) – Touchscreens installed at McDonald’s branches in Britain have tested positive for fecal matter, a journalistic investigation has revealed.
Samples were taken by experts from machines at eight restaurants, including six in London and two in Birmingham.
Customers use the touchscreens to choose and pay for their food and then they pick up their order at the counter.
Paul Matawele, senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University, which carried out the study in conjunction with Metro.co.uk, said he was surprised at how much gut and faecal bacteria were on the machines, concluding that many people did not wash their hands before they used them.
Reacting to the damaging report, McDonald’s has ordered all its franchises with touchscreen machines to immediately install water faucets next to the ordering kiosks. In addition, notices will be posted on the machines asking customers to wash their hands before ordering.
Swift action by the fast-food giant.