Category Archives: Government

Manila Water, Maynilad To Invest P10.8 M In Bottled Water Business

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) -What will Manila Water and Maynilad do with a total of P10.8 Billion awarded to them by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)? 

Invest in more water!

PCA has ordered the Philippine national government to pay the Ayala-owned Manila Water P7.4 Billion and Manny Pangilinan’s Maynilad P3.4 Billion for losses the two water concessionaires  incurred due to rejected water hikes back in 2015.

In a joint statement issued today, the two firms announced they will invest their award in bottled water.  “We always like to invest our money in more profitable ventures,” the statement said.

The bottled water — bearing the brand Manila Water and Maynilad — will be available to consumers starting this December, but only in Ayala Malls nationwide.

SM Malls have their own bottled water distributed under their Bonus brand.


FPJ’s ‘Ang Probinsyano’ Will Outlive ABS-CBN; GMA 7 Will Step Up

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to block the renewal of the broadcasting franchise of the ABS-CBN Network which expires in March of next year.

Duterte’s public statement sent chills to fans of the long-running ABS-CBN teleserye, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

But no worries, fans.  GMA 7 has agreed to absorb the teleserye and is prepared to sign a 10-year contract with its producers.

Tuloy ang ligaya (the fun continues).

PCOO Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy Joins The Adobo Chronicles Staff

Badoy, left, with blogger Sass Roganda Sasot (file photo)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She’s been moved a couple of times in the last several years — from Assistant Secretary at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to Undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).  She’s a certified supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte and is credited for the meme, “Digong My Labs”

Now Lorraine Marie T. Badoy is ready to move to the private sector, joining the staff of The Adobo Chronicles (AC) as a senior satire writer.

For many months now, AC has struggled to fill the senior satire writer position.  Many have been called, but none was chosen.

Badoy didn’t even have to submit a formal application.  All she needed was to post a glowing example of her satire skills on her social media account.

When AC saw the post, it knew right away that it has found the perfect person for the position.

Congratulations, Ms. Badoy.  Welcome to AC!