MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Just as the pre-campaigning for the 2022 Presidential elections goes into high gear, the Philippines’ Department of Health has announced that parties are banned during the pandemic.
The DOH announcement now puts into question whether or not the May, 2022 national elections will go on as scheduled or will be postponed until the pandemic is over.
The Adobo Chronicles learned that the country’s major political parties have filed a petition asking DOH to reconsider its ban. Among such parties include the Liberal Party, Nacionalista Party, PDP Laban, 1Sambayan, and the party of Ely Pamatong.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo has put forward a new proposal to establish home “quarantine shifts” as a way to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Philippines.
Citing community quarantine rules prohibiting those under 21 and those 60 and above from leaving their homes except for essential services, Robredo said the IATF has been unfair and discriminatory towards these age groups.,
In a statement, the VP said that now that many of our senior citizens have been inoculated with Covid0-19 vaccines, it is time to set them free from isolation.
“Our teens, children and seniors have been quarantined long enough, and yet their risk of getting infected inside their homes is great, considering that members of their household who are allowed to go out eventually come home with the virus, putting the rest of their families as risk.”
“I therefore propose that Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) be allowed to leave their homes from 5am to 6pm, while those under 21 and over 60 be permitted to go out from 6pm to 5am. This way, the chances of the APORs infecting children and seniors within their household will be greatly minimized.”
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the IATF will consider Robredo’s proposal in an upcoming meeting this week.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In 2014, The Adobo Chronicles first reported on a new mental illness that was spreading among Internet users. The report was subsequently followed by a scientific research (Balakrishnan, Griffiths, 2017), confirming the condition known as “selfitis.”
Fast forward to 2021, Filipino scientists and researchers at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, are suggesting yet another new mental health condition they are calling “egotitis.”
This new phenomenon, which seems to be afflicting the country’s top politicians and celebrities, manifests itself through a severe inflammation — the inflammation of the ego.
Among those who have been suspected of harboring egotitis include Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Bong Go and Manny Pacquiao, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and actress Angelica Panganiban.
At this moment, there is no known cure for, or a vaccine against, egotitis.