MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised his countrymen that the commute from Cubao to Makati City along EDSA which normally would take hours will be cut to 5 minutes, many, especially his critics, were very skeptical.
But now, Dueterte’s critics can eat their heart out. The President has delivered on his promise!
Thanks to his order of an Enhanced Community Quarantine to deal with the coronavirus threat.
Even Duterte’s harsh critics, like Rappler’s JC Punongbayan, were singing him praises!
PASIG CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Pasig Bureau) – The youthful mayor of the city of Pasig leads the way in coming up with novel ways to combat the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
While other cities and muncipalities across the country have fielded personnel to conduct disinfection as a way to prevent the further spread of the deadly virus, Vico Sotto is going high tech.
Today, he unveiled the model of the drone sprayer that his city government will use to disinfect public areas and rid them of COVID-19.
”I don’t know why no other mayor has thought of it before. It’s just common sense,” he told The Adobo Chronicles.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The recently-declared Enhanced Community Quarantine for the entire Luzon island due to the threat of further spread of COVID-19 or the corononavirus has its pros and cons.
But let’s focus on the pros, particularly the huge money savings for Filipinos in the areas under quarantine because of the temporary closure or suspension of businesses. Here’s a partial list:
- POGOs are suspended
- LOTTO is suspended
- SOGOs are closed
- Beer houses are closed
- Massage parlors are closed
- Retail shops at Malls are closed
- Starbucks is closed, except for take-outs
- McDonald’s is closed, except for take-outs
- Jollibee is closed, except for take-outs
- Government offices , except for those in charge of essential service are closed, and that means savings on bribes.
Be safe, everyone!