Category Archives: Government

Enhanced Community Quarantine Means Huge Money Savings For Filipinos

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:

  1. POGOs are suspended
  2. LOTTO is suspended
  3. SOGOs are closed
  4. Beer houses are closed
  5. Massage parlors are closed
  6. Retail shops at Malls are closed
  7. Starbucks is closed, except for take-outs
  8. McDonald’s is closed, except for take-outs
  9. Jollibee is closed, except for take-outs
  10. Government offices , except for those in charge of essential service are closed, and that means savings on bribes.

Be safe, everyone!


Leni Robredo Encourages Companies To Relocate Outside Of Metro Manila

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – As the nation’s capital region was put under “community quarantine” and workers living in nearby provinces worry about work in Metro Manila, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) chief has offered an idea: Why not rent a place in the city for now?

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez put forward this suggestion as a way for workers to cope with Metro Manila’s isolation due to COVID-19 .

Not to be outdone, Vice President Leni Robredo has a more viable and practical alternative to Lopez’s suggestion.

She said companies should instead relocate their offices to provinces outside of Metro Manila. “It’s shooting two birds with one bullet,” she told The Adobo Chronicles. “It will not only solve the problem of workers from outside of Metro Manila in getting to their places of work in the capital region, but it will also permanently decongest the over-populated metropolis.”

Brilliant ideas from both the DTI Secretary and the Vice President!


Leni Robredo To Vacate Boracay Mansion To Make Room For COVID-19 Quarantine Facility

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo is putting her money where her mouth is. Or at least is giving up the luxury of her official residence/office for a good cause.

Reacting to news reports that the Philippines has recorded its first case of local/community transmission of the coronavirus, Robredo announced today that she was vacating the Boracay Mansion in Quezon City to make room for a state-of-the-art quarantine facility for Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for suspicion of infection with COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus.

Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo said she will just commute between Manila and her hometown of Naga City whenever she is needed. But considering that her only function as VP is to wait for something to happen to the President, her services in Manila won’t really be needed, she added.

She’ll just stay in Naga.