MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo will be joined by outgoing Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada during the commemoration of the country’s 121st Independence Day today.
Robredo and Estrada will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying rites in Rizal Park.
It’s that time of year when Robredo displays her extraordinary skills of saluting the flag.
In 2017, Robredp basked in spring-like weather. In 2018, she braved the intermittent showers. This year, come hell or high water, she will continue the tradition, submerging in the flood waters and exposing herself to strong tropical winds if need be.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you have the guts to dare, you must also have the stamina to be dared. This was a hard lesson learned by Senator Risa Hontiveros.
Prior to Rodrigo Duterte’s trip to Beijing a few weeks ago, Hontiveros dared the President to stand up to China and protest the presence of Chinese vessels around Pagasa Island occupied by the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea.
Well, shortly after Duterte arrived from his China trip, the news media have reported that China has started withdrawing its vessels from the disputed territory.
So now, Duterte is returning the favor to Hontiveros by daring the Senator to migrate to any foreign country of her choice that would accept her.
A recent ‘story’ by Rappler says “migrate” was the most searched word on the Internet following the zero win of the Opposition in last month’s Senatorial elections.
PARAÑAQUE CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s a hefty price to pay to have a flawless, uninterrupted water supply in the Philippines.
Residents of one of the cities in Metro Manila received a shock of their lives when they were notified that as part of a water supply improvement project, they will have a water service interruption for the next 90 years.
We can only commiserate with residents of Parañaque.