Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Senator Imee Marcos Wants To Repeal Rice Tariffication Law

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Cynthia Villar, who takes pride in seeing the Rice Tariffication Law become a reality may not be happy with neophyte Senator Imee Marcos who wants to repeal it.

Marcos’ proposed bill is based on scientific findings that white rice is worse in causing diabetes than sugary drinks.

In her proposed bill, Marcos wants to revoke all rice import licenses of private individuals or groups so as to lessen the volume of unhealthy white rice being sold in the country. She also encouraged rice farmers and millers to produce and market the more healthy brown rice.

Here’s to  a diabetes-free Philippines




16-Year Old Greta Thunberg May Be Suffering From Premature Aging

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist may be suffering from progeria, the premature aging disease.

This was the conclusion reached today by an international group of medical experts meeting in New York City for their annual convention.

The experts, however, said that Thunberg’s case is unique because her disease affects only her thinking and speaking, not her physical appearance.

The teenager recently made headlines for her angry, impassioned speech before a gathering of environmental officials and advocates. She accused adults of ruining her childhood by their inaction on climate change issues.

’”She looks like a 16-year old, but thinks and speaks like a 60-year old,” the experts said, “and that is a clear symptom of pre-mature aging.”

They, however, hope that Thunberg’s speeches are mere scripts prepared by other, real 60-year olds, and not really her own.

Leni Robredo Gears Up For 2022 Presidential Run, Daughter Tricia Gears Up To Be Health Secretary

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leni Robredo has not closed the door to a possible run for the Philippine Presidency come 2022, but that’s not what’s buzzing on the Internet right now.

One of Robredo’s three daughters — Tricia — has political ambitions of her own. She wants to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH)  and this early  she has moved to position herself for this top Cabinet role, when her mom becomes president.

In just just the last few days, Tricia has dipped her finger into two of the most controversial health issues facing the Philippines today —the rise in dengue cases and the re-emergence of measles and polio, and the issue of vaccination against these diseases.

It all came in a tweets Tricia posted online, and her “Tiger mom” Leni couldn’t be more pleased.

Like Mother, like Daughter. Genius, or clueless? We’ll let you decide!