Category Archives: Gender

Philippines’ 2022 Presidential Race Shaping Up With All-Women Frontrunners

L-R: Robredo, Duterte, Hontiveros

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte has not yet even completed a full 14 months of his six-year term but already, political parties are floating the names of their standard bearers come 2022.

Vice President Leni Robredo, being the highest-ranking member of the opposition Liberal Party is almost assured of nomination to run for president.

The Duterte administration has also started floating the name of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the president’s daughter, to be the ruling PDP-Laban’s candidate.

Not to be outdone, the minority coalition that includes Akbayan is reportedly grooming Senator Risa Hontiveros to be their chosen one.

The women’s organization Gabriela couldn’t be more pleased with this frontrunner line-up, telling The Adobo Chronicles that an all-women candidate field will totally eliminate issues of machismo and misogyny from the presidential race.

Gabriela has already chosen its 2022 election meme which is: “May the best woman win.”

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all ?


DOLE Issues Implementing Guidelines For Its Ban On Mandatory High Heels For Female Workers

IMG_4128.JPGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Department of Labor and Employment has banned the mandatory use of high-heeled shoes among female workers.  The Department’s order all but bans shoes  with heels that are higher than an inch.

A DOLE (the Department, not the pineapple company) official said that the agency has issued implementing guidelines to implement its ban.

Among the guidelines is a suggestion to allow female workers to use elevated flat shoes in lieu of high heels. (See photo.)


Voting Now Open: The Adobo Chronicles’ “Filipina of the Year”

From top, clockwise: Robredo, De Lima, Hontiveros, Bautista, Robles, Ressa

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Why wait till the end of the year to vote for TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ when you can vote now for who you think should be proclaimed ‘Filipina of the Year?’

The Adobo Chronicles has narrowed down your possible choices to the best of the best Filipinas for the year 2017.

You can help determine the winner by voting in our online poll. Check back often for real-time results.

The finalists are:

  • Vice President or is it Fake VP Leni Robredo
  • Incarcerated Senator Leila de Lima
  • Senator Risa Hontiveros
  • Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
  • Blogger Raissa Robles (we’ve even thrown in her husband Alan)
  • COMELEC Chair Andy Bautista’s estranged wife, Tish Bautista (ehem)