Category Archives: Government

How Many Zeroes In One Billion? The Answer Found In Malacañang Press Corps

804F5C1D-F7E0-44FB-9D26-68D35C027A56.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The big news is that two people won the jackpot of P1.2 Billion in last night’s drawing of the 6/58 Philippine lottery (Lotto).

But the bigger news is a video of a journalist-member of the Malacañang Press Corps asking new Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo whether or not the government was willing to just give away that P1.2 Billion to the Filipino people, considering, she said, that there are 100 Million Filipinos who will therefore be receiving One Million pesos each.

Great question.

The problem is, One Billion pesos divided by 100 Million Filipinos is not One Million pesos, but just Ten pesos.

So we have a question to the MPC journalist:  how many zeroes are there in One Billion?


Celebrity Exes File For 2019 Candidacy

2B120161-B51C-441E-AA4A-AA359B432A27MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) for the 2019 Philippine Elections has seen the proliferation of ‘exes.’

Daniel Magtira, who claims to be the ex-husband of Queen Of All Media  Kris Aquino, has filed his COC, as has Anson Tuana, who says he had a fling with former PCOO Asec Mocha Uson.

296AC121-D1E0-4D7D-80A5-5FBAD21F9C1AAnother “ex” is rumored to be planning to file his COC soon:  Former Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas.  Rumors have it that he is seeking to be elected Senator as an Independent. In other words, ex-LP.

Electronic Travel Visa Waiver To U.S. Now Available!

6619EBAF-F255-4298-BB42-C76A8814B4DF.jpegWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Wanting to travel to the United States but don’t have a visa?

Certain countries are part of the Visa Waiver Program in which their citizens are not required to obtain a visa to visit the United States for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes for up to 90 days per visit.

Then there’s also a convenient way to secure a visa waiver — electroncally.  It’s called ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

Among those eligible for ESTA are Philippians, by virtue of their being Greek citizens who are entitled to the visa waiver.

Philippi, is a hill town of Kavála, Greece, overlooking the coastal plain and the bay at Neapolis.

Now, that’s different than the Philippines, even if its citizens are mistakenly referred to as Philippinos.