Category Archives: Gender

New MMDA Color-Coding Could Finally Solve EDSA Traffic Problem

59E297C2-BB41-4956-8778-204B6A9B03E8.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For decades now, the traffic problem along Metro Manila’s main throroughfare, EDSA, has all but become worse every single day.

Finally the Metroplitian Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has found a solution that would end this nightmare.

Effective September 1, 2018, MMDA will implement a new color-coding traffic scheme that would designate specific lanes to members of groups such as the Duterte Supporters (DDS), the Dilawan (Yellows), the LGBT and the heterosexual communities.

By segregating motorists from these communities, MMDA hopes to ease traffic on EDSA. Permanently.

Special care will be given to the lanes designated for DDS to ensure that they will be smooth-sailing throughout their commute, rush hour or not.

It pays to be a Duterte supporter!

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In Anticipation Of Succeeding Duterte, Leni Robredo Lines Up An All-Women Cabinet

DF2F10E2-CEF6-4878-825C-54015684DD19.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Faced with the prospect of becoming transitory (to Federalism) president, Leni Robredo has announced her choices of people that will make up her Cabinet and other officials of her administration.  And it’s all women.

Here’s her initial list:

  • Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, Secretary of Health
  • Maria Ressa, Secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
  • Jover Laurio, Social Media Secretary (new Department)
  • Raissa Robles, Commissioner, National Historical Commission
  • Cynthia Patag, Commissioner, National Commission on Aging
  • Karen Davila, Presidential Spokesperson
  • Korina Sanchez, Ambassador to Guyana
  • Solita Monsod, Governor of Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)
  • Agot Isidro, Commissioner of the Weather Bureau
  • Jim Paredes, Social Secretary, Malacañang

In addition, Robredo also said that Georgina Hernandez will take over the post of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go.

While NoyNoy Aquino’s motto was “Tuwid na Daan,” Robredo has chosen her own meme, “#BabaeAko.”

Juana Change Opposes Inclusion Of Transgender Women In Miss Universe Pageant

386D72D7-70F1-4DDA-944C-95ABDF61BE7DMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manioa Bureau)  – Filipinos take their beauty pageants very seriously — especially women who belong to the Hashtag Babae Ako (#BabaeAko) movement, like Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change.

Paner took to her Twitter account to condemn, in no uncertain terms, the selection of Angela Ponce as Spain’s representative to this year’s Miss Universe Pageant.  The new Miss Universe-Spain made history as the first transgender woman to join the popular international beauty pageant.

Paner said that allowing a contestant who is not “a natural-born” woman is a threat to womanhood and is an insult to the #BabaeAko movement.FF0B4139-713D-48BF-900B-D9F87E819DA7

Paner told The Adobo Chronicles that while she never tried joining a beauty contest, she still feels that allowing transgender contestants significantly reduces the chances of natural-born women to fulfill their lifelong dream of wearing the coveted crown of Miss Universe.